“Every significant social change begins with a person who dares to believe.”
Zionism 2000 is proactively committed to social responsibility and involvement in Israeli society, through promotion of "active citizenship". In addition to responding to basic needs of underprivileged communities, we believe in the empowerment of citizens and the transformation from dependency to full partnership .
Founded in 1995 by a group of citizens led by businessman, Ronny Douek, Zionism 2000 has become one of the country's leading social organizations, now involving thousands of volunteers, educators, social leaders, philanthropists, and business corporations, all of whom work to establish educational and social initiatives throughout Israel.
Zionism 2000 works with 3 main target populations:
- Children and Youth at risk- Over 800,000 Israeli children live in poverty with many are at severe risk from violence, drug abuse, crime, and other negative influence. Since early-intervention is the key to achieving long-term goals, Zionism 2000 works with children and youth at risk throughout Israel.
- Residents of Israel’s periphery- Opportunities in Israel’s periphery are minimal due to decades of neglect. Zionism 2000 is deeply involved in many of these communities with the goal of improving social services, increasing social opportunities for children, raising the level of academic achievement, and reducing unemployment.
- The Business/Private sector- Zionism 2000 is working with dozens of businesses in the belief that they have the skills and ability to make significant change in the community. We assist in developing agendas of community involvement and initiating projects. Thousands of individuals from the business world have now become volunteers in the community.
Significant social change begins with the individual who has a strong desire to be an integral contributory part of the society in which they live.
The synergy of a group can produce a greater result than individual efforts. As we build, our power to change and affect society also increases - and in todays difficult times social strength is a true necessity.
Zionism 2000 brings together both individuals and organizations interested in contributing towards promoting a new and improved social agenda. The list of people committed to social activism, personal responsibility, and achievement grows daily. We have become the address to which people turn – those who want to contribute and those who need.
Zionism 2000 has taken upon itself the task of leading social chang. Choices today determine the future we face tomorrow. Every individual who feels that society needs to be more human and just is obligated to participate in making a better, brighter future.
By working together we can make a difference.