Admissions Excellence Follow-on Grant

Purpose of grant

Admissions professionals are at the forefront of enrollment acceleration in our day schools. In the 2022-2023 school year CJP, in partnership with PrizmahPJ Library, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, offered a seminar to provide professional development for admissions staff as part of Prizmah’s Engage program. Since this program was focused on Grades K–8 in non-Orthodox schools, CJP offered a parallel Admissions Excellence Grant to Grades 9–12 in day schools, Grades K–8 in Orthodox schools, and any school that had previously participated in Prizmah’s Engage program. 
This follow-on grant is targeted at schools who took advantage of the 2022-2023 admission excellence grant. This grant can only be used to build on the success of funds used for the purposes of the 2022-2023 admission excellence grant. For example, it can be used to rehire an admissions consultant previously hired as part of the original grant. 


  • Applicants must be an admissions professional from a Jewish day school within CJP’s catchment area that meets one of the following criteria: 
    • Serves Grades 9–12 
    • Is an Orthodox school that serves Grades K–8 
    • Has previously participated in Prizmah’s Engage program 
  • Applicants must have received an admissions excellence grant in 2022-2023. 
  • Grants are limited to one per school


Day school admission staff must develop a plan to leverage capacity-building services that explicitly build on last year’s grant and submit a grant application to fund these professional development opportunities. 

Grant benefits and requirements

  • Admissions professionals must use this grant to expand their professional capacity 
  • Grant amount: $1,750


  • Applications open: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 
  • Applications close: Monday, April 1, 2024 
  • Funded professional services completed by: Monday, June 1, 2024 



Please contact Anna Leybzon with any questions.