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For the first time, Jewish Federation of St. Louis is joining with the Mission Center L3C and Washington University in St. Louis’ Skandalaris Center for an innovative approach to solve the Jewish community’s emerging issues.

This unique partnership will involve the Skandalaris Center’s Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition (SEIC) and TMC L3C’s twenty-two week training series for first-time entrepreneurs. The structure, in collaboration with Jewish Federation of St. Louis, will allow 12-15 members of the Jewish community to participate in the regular programming as well as an integrated Jewish-specific approach through one-on-one coaching and monthly “cohort collaboratives”.

The Jewish Community Cohort will be exposed to a network of entrepreneurs, both experienced and new. They will learn about social entrepreneurship and innovation directly in relation to issues specific to the Jewish community. Additionally, the Jewish Community Cohort will be able to leverage the broader ecosystem of resources and have access to a wider range of potential stakeholders including students and faculty, and other sponsoring funders of the SEIC to potentially support their innovative venture.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, creative and passionate people, and strategic thinkers are invited to apply and learn more at Applications are being accepted through August 7. For more information, contact Emily Bornstein, Planning and Allocations Associate, at