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Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center

learn from the past, protect the future

aka HHREC   |   White Plains, NY   |  https://www.hhrecny.org

Mission

Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center programs and services provide resources for teachers to effectively meet the New York State mandate that the Holocaust, genocide, slavery and other human rights abuses be included in their curriculum. The Holocaust is used as a lens through which to view both historic and contemporary instances of prejudice, discrimination, and genocide.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Millie Jasper

Main address

4 West Red Oak Lane Suite 204

White Plains, NY 10604 USA

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Formerly known as

Westchester Holocaust Commission & Foundation

EIN

13-3583059

NTEE code info

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERS

• Our Seventh Annual Middle School Institutes will be held virtually on November 16, November 17, and November 18, 2021.
• The Institute will be attended by students from over thirty area middle schools.
• The themes of the program will be Respecting the Individual and How to Be an Upstander.
• Sheila Arnold, principal performer for History Alive will be our keynote presenter for all three days.
• Students will attend two breakout sessions on our themes and meet with their school group to develop activities to implement in their schools.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Edward O'Brien Award of Human Rights Educators USA 2019

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Area Middle and High School Students are served by our mission to teach about Human Rights through the lens of the Holocaust. They are served through various programs such as the Human Rights Institutes for Student Leaders, the Holocaust Survivor and Second/Third Generation Speakers Bureau, The Twin with a Survivor program and the Student Contests. Educators are served by the curriculum development, Educator tour of Germany and Poland, Holocaust and Human Rights Book Lists for Young Readers, Professional Development programs, and the Library which houses over 3,700 volumes. The community is served through the Speakers Bureau, film series, Programs in partnership with area colleges and universities and commemorations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The pandemic has changed some of our programming in that we needed to convert most programs to a virtual format. This was requested by the people who regularly attended our programming.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback from the people we serve has helped us navigate our programming. We're particularly interested in what works and what doesn't and we pay close attention to constructive criticism. We listen to the adult population as well as the student population. They recognize that we are listening to them and we thank them for their participation by voicing their opinions. This creates a powerful partnership.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center

Board of directors
as of 10/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Gyory

Daniel Weintraub

Barbara Tartell

Elie Abemayor

Paul Elliot

Frances Ginsberg

Ziporah Janowski

Dan Joseph

Joseph Kaidanow

Harris Markhoff

Karin Meyers

Mitchell Ostrove

Debby Ziering

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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