Young mission-driven communities are groups of young adults who are committed to the future of Israeli society and who have chosen to settle permanently in towns and neighborhoods in Israel’s social and geographic periphery.
The members of the communities have chosen to live active community lives which include joint study, sharing a social vision, and working together to lead significant and long-term change with the goal of creating equality of opportunity and decreasing inequality in Israeli society.
Today, over 265 young mission-driven communities are active in over 90 urban locations throughout Israel. The communities represent a wide spectrum of sectors of Israeli society: graduates of pioneering youth movements, religious Zionist young adults, immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union, and groups of young adults from the Jewish, Arab, Druze and Bedouin sectors who grew up in disadvantaged towns and chose to build communities in their hometown.
Today 14,000 young adults are members of this pioneering social movement, and each year dozens more young adults decide to join them and establish new young communities in additional cities and neighborhoods throughout Israel.