Yachad, Inc.

Building Bridges by Building Communities

aka Yachad   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  www.yachad-dc.org

Mission

Yachad's mission is to bring communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area. Yachad means “together" in Hebrew, and that is how we do our work through partnerships with homeowners, houses of worship, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders. We mobilize skilled and unskilled volunteers, invest financial resources, and, through our work together, transform people and properties. Our mission is rooted in the Jewish commitment to seek justice by engaging in acts of loving kindness. We welcome people of all faiths to share in our work to keep our communities inclusive and vital.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Ms. Audrey Lyon

Main address

8720 Georgia Avenue Ste 705

Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA

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EIN

52-1698588

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Owning one's home is part of the proverbial "American Dream." It is also a way to acquire growing financial equity. Home ownership provides a stable foundation for a family to thrive for years to come. For many lower income homeowners, this dream becomes a nightmare when aging housing stock is in need of serious repairs and maintenance but there is no resources to take care of the problems. Homeowners are faced with growing bills, dangerous conditions and the temptation to sell their once prized homes. Yachad's work in partnership with homeowners, preserves and maintains these homes making them safe again for generations of family members.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Healthy Housing Home Remediation Programs


1. Healthy Housing Remediation Program provides home repair services to lower income families to remediate housing issues impacting a family's health.

2. The Faith-to-Faith Community Development Program - is community development partnership between Yachad and Black churches to engage in community redevelopment. This interfaith and interracial collaboration provides organized opportunities for the Jewish community to partner with churches to build a strong community development capacity within each church.

3. Hard Hats and Helping Hands-Construction professionals and volunteers repair the homes of lower-income Washington-area residents.

4. Ramp It Up!with Yachad-High school students spend a week in the summer building an access ramp for a lower-income Washington-area homeowner with disabilities while learning about poverty, affordable housing, living with disabilities and the Jewish values underlying our commitment to community service.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Infants and toddlers, Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Families receiving comprehensive remediation repair services including weatherization, energy efficiency measures and healthy housing repairs

Number of children and youth who have received access to stable housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Yachad's home repair work is targeted to families with children.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over the past four years, new funding has allowed us to do more work per house than in the past. New funding allows Yachad to tackle more serious repair issues.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Summer program provides opportunity for teens to build an access ramp for a person with disabilities. Teens do meaningful community service while learning how to use power tools

Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Yachad's primary mission and goal is to bring communities together by preserving affordable homes and revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area. Yachad means “together" in Hebrew, and that is how we do our work through partnerships with homeowners, houses of worship, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders. We mobilize skilled and unskilled volunteers, invest financial resources, and, through our work together, transform people and properties. Our mission is rooted in the Jewish commitment to seek justice by engaging in acts of loving kindness. We welcome people of all faiths to share in our work to keep our communities diverse and vital.

Mobilize: Yachad mobilizes resources by creating synergies among people and instituions that have a mutual stake in perserving their community. Yachad's volunteer teams coalesce around an indentified need and work together to rebuild and revitalize deteriorating buildings offering famlies a new start in their homes.Yachad also works with houses of worship, nonprofit facilities to maintaing and preserve their properties. Invest: Yachad invests in the community and asks supporteres to the same. Contributions pay for roofs, kitchens, bathrooms, electrical and plumbing. Donation go far, but stay close to home. Transform: When Yachad works on a home or a community facility, the surrounding neighborhood transforms too. The work echoes through the community by improving one home after another.

Yachad does this work with a small staff of four full-time professionals. We have a volunteer pool of skilled and unskilled professionals which allow us to leverage tremendous amount of work for very little cost. The Yachad board of directors provides invaluable real estate and construction expertise for no cost to our community partners.

Yachad continue to make progress in all of its work as our website indicates at www.yachad-dc.org.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Yachad, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/10/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ilan Scharfstein

none

Roxanne Littner

no affiliation

Alan Kanner

Added Dimensions

Daniel Ehrenberg

Klein Hornig

Benjamin Funk

Klein Hornig

Louis Tenenbaum

Aging in Place

Scott Burka

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Samuel Holman

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Rochelle Grossman

Joshua Weinberg

National Geographic Society

John Eichberg

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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