Boston Partners in Education
Boston Partners in Education, a nonprofit organization founded in 1966, provides Boston's public school students with focused, individualized in-school volunteer support. Since 1997, JSI has hosted BPE in JSI's Farnsworth Street facilities, providing office space, technology support, in-kind assistance, and financial support. JSI President Joel Lamstein also provides in-kind consulting services to Boston Partners, serves on the board of advisors, and served as interim president/CEO from July 2005-August 2006.
JSI is also a corporate volunteer partner of Boston Partners, placing volunteers in Boston elementary schools through Boston Partners' Power Lunch Program, a literacy mentoring initiative that pairs employees with first through third graders to boost literacy skills and enthusiasm for reading.
Institute for Family Health
Until 2006, the Institute for Family Health (IFH) was the Russian representative office of JSI. Today, IFH is a stand-alone Russian public health consulting nongovernmental organization. JSI and IFH partner on a USAID-funded maternal and child health project, and frequently collaborate on regional health issues.
Since 1951, World Education, Inc. has worked to improve the lives of the poor through economic and social development programs. In 1982, JSI became affiliated with World Education. The two organizations share facilities, infrastructure, and some staff, including our common president, Joel Lamstein.
World Education uses education to help people and communities take charge of their own development. Rooted in basic education and literacy, World Education links education with economic, health, environmental, and civic development. World Education's programs promote individual and collective change by equipping people and organizations with the knowledge and ability to develop their skills through community-based learning activities.
All World Education projects are designed to strengthen the capacity of local partner institutions, catalyze community and national development, and contribute to individual growth. World Education supports the development of many types of indigenous nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations to achieve long-term results.
JSI also partners with World Education to implement the Bantwana Initiative. Bantwana ('children' in Zulu) builds the abilities, skills, and networks of communities to help children affected by HIV & AIDS access the full range of support and comprehensive care they need to grow into healthy adults.
Bantwana works with small organizations and communities that are already serving orphans and other vulnerable children. The Initiative also identifies promising community efforts and helps build management, technical, and advocacy skills that bring to bear the resources and political will necessary to enable communities to care for children over the long-term.