ADL and Passport for Good Join Forces

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

June 5, 2019

CONTACT:
Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, APR.
518.427.1186 or 518.928.4134

Troy, N.Y. – ADL has joined forces with Passport for Good in order to utilize Passport for Good’s ability to verify and record community engagement activities of students and educators. ADL will use Passport for Good’s software platform to support ADL’s in-school programs “No Place for Hate®” and “A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute.”

“Passport for Good partners with organizations that are sanctioned by schools to provide high-quality educational and career-oriented programs, and use subject matter experts, community partners, teachers and volunteers to support them,” said Gayle Farman, Passport for Good founder and President. “ADL is a leading global anti-hate organization working to combat all forms of bias, bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination in schools and we are very proud to be supporting its efforts in engaging students.”

Passport for Good is a web and mobile app that supports students by encouraging and easily tracking community service, career development and participation in school and personal activities. Students are able to build a non-academic transcript of their engagement hours, obtain electronic verification of the hours, and export their non-academic transcript for class/graduation requirements and college applications/scholarships.

Dedicated participants in A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute and No Place for Hate® have been using the Passport for Good platform, which will allow school administrators to collect data about participation and attendance, community service activities and, for teachers, career development activities.

Participants in ADL programs will now receive “A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute” or “No Place for Hate ®” stamp on their passport as a digital artifact of their experience.

“In Partnership with Passport for Good, we can increase the impact we have on schools, educators, students and families to fight bias, bigotry and prejudice,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ regional director.   “This platform will help us expand our programs with more students and schools and will allow students to share the great work they are doing with those programs.”

            Other Passport for Good affiliates include the New York State Parent Teacher Association and Junior Achievement, whose members also use the platform to support student and family engagement in school events.

 

About the Anti-Defamation League:

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at www.adl.org

About Passport for Good:

Passport for Good offers a first-in-class, subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) to address the growing challengefaced by students, schools, and organizations to track time spent by individuals and groups performing community service activities. The robust tracking system and mobile application also assist non-profit organizations by allowing them to communicate their needs for volunteers. Passport for Good centralizes data, automates the community service experience, and aggregates data across individuals and events to allow organizations to demonstrate community impact and to enhance linkages between service learning, skill development, and academic and career exploration. For more information, visit www.passportforgood.com