Mahapach-Taghir is a Jewish-Arab, feminist, non-profit grassroots organization for social change established in 1998. The vision of Mahapach-Taghir is a just Israeli society with equal socio-economic and educational opportunities for all sectors and a strong democratic civil society. Mahapach-Taghir's main goal is to minimize educational gaps for all of Israel's residents regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, or socio-economic status - and to build local democratic leadership within marginalized communities. To reach its goals, Mahapach-Taghir promotes inclusive dialogue, cooperation and solidarity amongst diverse communities and sectors whose common experiences with discrimination unites them. Mahapach-Taghir operates in eight marginalized communities in Israel from north to south: Kiryat Shmona, Sderot, Kiryat Yovel (Jerusalem), Florentine (Tel Aviv); and the Arab communities Tamra, Tira, Yaffat elNassera, and Mghar.
Communal and educational empowerment in four Arab communities in Israel and one mixed community in Florentine, Tel Aviv, involving around 120 students and volunteers and hundreds of community members (children, youth and adults). In addition, Mahapach-Taghir promotes a unique community based model of Jewish-Arab partnership. This partnership is manifested in all levels of the organization: from its Arab-Jewish co-directorship to joint activities and nation wide campaigns.