Transcript of 2022 Awardee Jonah Bard Video

2022 Awardee Jonah Bard Video


I live in Los Angeles, and the public school district has over 500,000 students every single day.

Schools are running into the problem of overcrowded classrooms and overcrowded schools. That ends up putting a very, very intense stress on teachers and also students.

The mission of Ed Rise is to deliver free one-on-one tutoring services to any student who might not be able to afford it.

We have hundreds of trained high school and college-age volunteer tutors who are ready to spread the love of learning.

I’ve learned so much with the opportunity to manage this many people. We have an outreach team. We have a tutor development team. We have a team focused on curriculum design and heads of resources.

It takes so much constant enthusiasm and constant energy juggling all these different departments of the organization.

The most meaningful element for me is the one-on-one relationships where each student can develop in his or her own way.

Helping others is a critical aspect of my Jewish identity and fostering that curiosity and engagement is how I put tikkun olam into action.