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Tiyuv טִיוּב Initiative (“improvement” in Hebrew) is a Jews of Color-led hub for evaluation of Jewish diversity and racial justice efforts. Tiyuv is launching a new program to train Jews of Color (JOC’s) in formal evaluation. Program completers will earn a completion credential, and will be invited to join the Tiyuv team of professional evaluators for paid professional evaluation work. Tiyuv will recruit and train a small cohort of new JOC evaluators each year. Trainings will be conducted by Tiyuv leadership with support from partners. External facilitators will include leaders from Women of Color-led organizations Ubuntu Research and Evaluation and ¡Milwaukee Evaluation!, the Wisconsin statewide American Evaluation Association affiliate.
Hannah Borison is a student and young professional based in Washington DC. She currently works full-time as an Engagement Associate at the National Council of Jewish Women. She is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation at the George Washington University. Prior to moving to DC, Hannah grew up in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Public Affairs. After graduation, she worked on various political and nonpolitical campaigns in the greater Los Angeles area, including Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for President and Equality California’s Covid-19 outreach campaign in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health. As a mixed person, she has always had a personal interest in intersectionality, but has recently become very interested in culturally responsive evaluation after learning about it in graduate school. She is extremely excited to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Tiyuv’s new evaluators’ training and mentoring program.
Eddie Chavez Calderon
Since he was a teenager, Eddie Chavez Calderon has been deeply involved in social justice work. From the trenches to the coasts and everywhere in between, Eddie fights for a progressive movement that works towards a more inclusive, diverse America. Despite having many obstacles in his way, nothing has deterred Eddie from continuing to fight for the migrant community! As a DACA recipient and identifying as part of the Jewish community, Eddie finds his passion for justice and equity through his Jewish values of continuous education and repairing the world, as well as his personal experiences through border struggles and systemic oppression.
Rachel is a community organizer, coach, social justice advocate, and anti-racist educator. She has done this work through roles at City Year, Match Education, the Community Builders, and Citizens of The World Elementary School, and currently serves as the Director of Community Investments at the Safety Respect Equity Network. Additionally, Rachel served as the National Organizer for #JWOCMarching, is an alum of both Bend the Arc’s Selah program and the Schusterman Family Philanthropies REALITY trip. She serves on the boards of the Jewish Multiracial Network, Fat Torah, and T’ruah and is a current Wexner Field Fellow. Ultimately, Rachel is passionate about ensuring that the voices of Jewish Women of Color are centered in Judaism and in the greater world. But when she’s not busy doing that, she spends time with her daughter Ori Justice taking long walks around the nation’s capital.
Adam Okoye (he/they) is a recent graduate with a master’s degree in bilingualism studies from the University of Ottawa. His thesis focused on the experiences of people who had immigrated to Quebec as children from non-francophone countries and learned French in Quebec primary and secondary schools. This research explored not only linguistic experiences, but also experiences of racism and xenophobia in educational contexts from the standpoint of students. Adam has over seven years of research experience in academic settings where he has worked with researchers from the North America, Europe, and Asia. At the University of Ottawa, he worked collaboratively with professors doing research on linguistic risk taking, place-based digital storytelling, as well as the longitudinal research on students going to francophone primary schools in the Vancouver area. Adam completed his bachelor’s degree at Portland State University where he worked with the 503 Design Collective, a research group in the department of applied linguistics. While there, he co-developed a place-based argument reality game for second language learners. This game has been used as the basis for research on the ways people co-create meaning in real world tasks outside of traditional language learning environments. Outside of his work in higher education, Adam also has experience working with and advocating for first generation students in the Portland Public School District.