Youth Renewal Fund

Invest. Innovate. Educate

New York, NY   |  http://www.youthrenewalfund.org

Mission

Youth Renewal Fund is the philanthropic and strategic funding partner to Darca schools in Israel, investing in an innovative education across Israel's most under-served communities as a means of improving social mobility.

Ruling year info

1992

SVP - North America

Mrs. Loni Kraut

Main address

1460 Broadway

New York, NY 10036 USA

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EIN

13-3641489

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Youth Renewal Fund aims to close the educational gap plaguing Israel through it's partnership as the philanthropic and strategic funding partner to Darca Schools, the #1 ranked educational network in Israel.

Our programs

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

Ethan H. Freed Learning Center

In the spring of
2006, 12-year-old Ethan Freed and his family traveled to Israel, where in
addition to touring historic sites, they visited the YRF English Center in
Tirat Carmel. Although originally planned as a short visit, the Freeds enjoyed
the visit so much that they chose to spend most of the afternoon instructing,
conversing and laughing with several classrooms of enthusiastic students. Ethan’s unique ability to connect with others
found an outlet here; the Israeli children responded immediately to his
thoughtfulness, patience, and warmth. It is for this reason that the
Freed family, longtime supporters of Youth Renewal Fund, chose to build a new
learning center in Israel in Ethan’s memory – just like the one that so
inspired their son. The Ethan H. Freed Learning Center was conceived as a
testament to Ethan’s tremendous capacity for giving and his commitment to
learning.
 The Ethan H. Freed
Learning Center is a hub of technology and innovation, designed to improve English
proficiency in Ramla, Israel. There are approximately 10,500 students in the
community, and more than 60% of them live in poverty. Programs in the EHFLC
specifically target these students, who are often the ones to suffer most from
inadequate learning facilities, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of qualified
English teachers at their schools. Stocked with computers, literature,
textbooks and educational games, the Center offers students a distinctive and
interactive setting to learn English, which is vital to their success at
school, in the military and in their future careers.

 Students come to the
Center both during and after the regular school day. They study in small groups and participate in hands-on learning
activities such as drama, music, arts and crafts, and online research – all
conducted in English. Specially-trained YRF teachers work side-by-side
with school teachers to instruct students and leverage the Center’s resources.
Students look forward to their trips to the EHFLC, as it represents an exciting
setting in which they can improve their English that is different from their
regular classroom. As funding becomes available, programming at the EHFLC will
expand to accommodate additional after-school classes and evening learning
opportunities for the entire community in partnership with the municipality.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Youth Renewal Fund is the philanthropic and strategic funding partner to Darca schools, investing in an innovative education throughout Israel's most under-served communities as a means of improving social mobility.

Through the partnership with Darca schools, Youth Renewal Fund has direct impact on strategy and goals it shares with Darca to provide exceptional education to all children throughout Israel.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Youth Renewal Fund

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Samuel Katz

Paul Schnell

Samuel Katz

Hope Taitz

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No