The basic working premise is that, only with inter-sectorial collaboration, is it possible to solve a large-scale social problem, with a long-term commitment to a mutual agenda, for a widespread, sustainable, and long-term breakthrough.
The project set its goal to create a breakthrough in the employment of the Arab population in suitable positions by changing attitudes and activity patterns among the employers, implementing a perception of business viability and in-depth treatment of the existing barriers in integration and promotion.
Young Arab Leadership Forum
Comprising of over 20 young remarkable Arab, all leaders in their field, who broke the glass ceiling and reached high positions – whether in private firms, government positions, or as as self employed professionals.
This forum meets periodically, supports the Initiative and had important inputs on the development of the study, the pilots and moving forward has taken a role of social changer with its own goals - building methodological processes, priorities, issues they would like to deal with such as head hunting in the Arab society and media campaign.
The uniqueness of this forum is the focus on business employers and business leadership, serving as a bridge between the Arab society - and the business leadership trust building between potential candidates and businesses, and connecting to the field NGOs.
As part of President Rivlin's "Israeli Hope" policy focusing on 3 aspects of Israeli society: Education, Sports and Employment, the Collective Impact partnership for Arab employment was chosen as a partner in terms of employment in the Arab society.
The Initiative established a round table of NGOs that started with just over 10 NGOs and today has over 30 NGOs participating in meetings, voicing the field. These NGOs were full partners during the study, and designing of operative models and are today an integral part of implementation of models within companies.
The Collective Impact Initiative seeks to create a wide partnership between government ministries, the business community and the target audience to develop working forums to further the goals of the initiative.
The philanthropies that support Collective Impact are social investors that chose to invent in one of the most significant challenges of Israel. They joined forces to make true the vision expressed in the words of President Rivlin: “The employment market is the best measure of our ability to live together, and to be a bridge of hope for Israel, and the Middle East.”
The Steering Committee
The initiative is led by a steering committee that involves all stakeholders from all sectors, an executive committee and a partnership with a Forum of all relevant NGOs in the field.
The Executive Committee
The Executive Committee serves as a board of directors of the Initiative. The Executive Committee is comprised of representatives of the various circles of partners of the Initiative - employers, young Arab leaders, the NGO Forum, government ministries and philanthropy.