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Affordability Knowledge Center

The Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center (AKC)  is a clearinghouse devoted to researching, analyzing, and disseminating knowledge and noteworthy practices about tuition affordability programs and methodologies.

The Affordability Knowledge Center, founded in 2012 as a partnership focusing the strengths and skills of PEJE and the Orthodox Union (OU), underscored a mutual concern for the vitality and sustainability of Jewish day schools. (Read the joint press release.)

Schools all over North America are experimenting with ways to tackle their affordability challenges. The Affordability Knowledge Center will periodically evaluate different models as they age and produce enough data to measure their impact. Access the Affordability Knowledge Center Affordability Plans overview here.

Listen to Affordability Knowledge Center manager Charles Cohen interviewed on Baltimore’s Shalom USA Radio.




Recent Articles on Affordability


Community News

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Detroit: Local Philanthropy Will Help Hillel Gain 21st-Century Edge

Cleveland: Schools Offer Tuition Discounts to Jewish Communal Professionals

Westchester: Tuition Competition Heats Up



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