In 2017 in the sphere of Education, the foundation focused on advancing positive change in the elementary school system, and aided in advancing and the status of teachers in Israel. In recent years, the foundation has decided to support programs that are specifically run in the elementary school system, with an emphasis on strengthening mother tongue and literacy skills.
In 2017, The Ted Arison Family Foundation supported the following projects:
North America for Ethiopian Jews (NACOEJ)
Project: Supporting two learning centers in Yavne for Ethiopian people, at a sum of $30,000.
Alila Mekomit (Local Narrative)
Project: Supporting imagination play activities for children, at a sum of $57,200.
Yad BeYad (Hand in Hand) - Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Project: Supporting the program that trains educational staff on how to teach mother tongue, at a sum of $50,000.
Yad Rachel – Educational Therapy Centers
Project: Supporting a literacy program, at a sum of $30,000.