How do we make cities stronger and better?
Urban Communities: Designing Our Cities
We have developed an urban participatory model that
enables young people to influence their city while gaining a sense of belonging and significance through their actions. It encourages a community driven lifestyle in an urban space, while providing a platform for social projects that inspire collaboration, creativity, and active participation.
Social entrepreneurship allows residents to become active in creating the city they want to live in. Eretz-Ir guides residents of the periphery in creating sustainable business initiatives to promote social goals. We work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs to provide the necessary mentoring, networking, tools and infrastructure to bring their idea into fruition.
Developing Quality Employment
Employment is the first consideration in choosing where to live. Eretz-Ir develops diverse and quality job opportunities that allow residents to enjoy fulfilling careers. We operate three main programs: The Lauder Employment Center with JNF-USA; “Working Together”, which provides training and mentorship for 18-25 year olds; NetGev Hubs, and more.
Eretz-Ir In Numbers
Established in 2006, Eretz-Ir (Country, City) is an Israeli nonprofit dedicated to creating cities with involved residents who take personal and collective responsibility for creating solutions to local challenges. This results in strong community life, a safe and inviting urban sphere and diverse economic opportunities.
Eretz-Ir believes that urban centers are an influential factor in turning the periphery into a center of innovation and renewal, and works with local residents – communities, entrepreneurs, and professional networks – in propelling educational, cultural and economic change. This promotes a sense of belonging and raises the quality of life for local residents.