Bakehila's first project working with the Arab population in Jerusalem opened recently in the Eastern neighborhood of Beit Zfafa. The Learning Center is a pilot project open 8 hours weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. The goal is to expand this program to include all of Bakehila's activities - such as In-School Academic Assistance and Youth Leadership Training. Within the Learning Center, the students receive a range of academic reinforcement, in order to narrow educational gaps and to prepare them to successfully transition into middle and high school. The Learning Center has created a group of exceptional students, provides computer time for students and has forged a soccer club in partnership with HaPoel Katamon. This project is funded by an individual donor from the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco.