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Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service

aka Yu-Ai Kai   |   San Jose, CA   |  www.yuaikai.org

Mission

To promote healthy aging and successful independent living, and to advocate for all seniors, while embracing Japanese American tradition.

Ruling year info

1978

Executive Director

Ms. Jennifer Masuda

Main address

588 N Fourth Street

San Jose, CA 95112 USA

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EIN

94-2427398

NTEE code info

Congregate Meals (K34)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Single Organization Support (P11)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

As more baby-boomers come of age and as our older adult population lives longer with higher rates of dementia, Yu-Ai Kai aims to solve the gap of services available to our older adult population residing in Santa Clara County. According to the City of San Jose and 2010 Census data, older adults over the age of 65 comprised 9.6% of the San Jose population and by 2016 the figure grew to 11.4%. The United States Census Bureau projects that by 2030 older adults nationwide will outnumber children for the first time in history, and Yu-Ai Kai offers a variety of programming aimed at providing direct services and support for this growing population.

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?

Various

Yu-Ai Kai’s programs include an on-site meal program providing, on average, 110 nutritious, warm, ethnic-inspired meals per weekday, which includes our Meals on Wheels program; a brown bag program in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank; bicultural and bilingual social services, which includes case management, licensed senior day care (a social model serving our more frail demographic with the majority of participants suffering from some form of dementia), caregiver support groups, and a wellness program that include blood pressure monitoring; income tax assistance in partnership with AARP; over 60 different classes and workshops in addition to day trips and birthday parties; community events including our annual Keiro Kai (day to honor our older adult participants), Shinnen Kai (day to welcome the new year); Nihonmachi Run/Walk, mochitsuki (day of making 2,000+ pounds of Japanese rice cakes), and golf tournament. We measure our success through evaluations, government audits of our programming, monitoring attendance records, and having strong financial accounting and checks and balances. Our programs serve the growing older adult population in Santa Clara County.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

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 meals served or provided

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

How many bilingual social service care management cases do staff work on annually?

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Seniors

Related Program

Various

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

How many hours of care are provided annually in our adult day care for frail seniors?

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

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

What is the percentage of respondents satisfied with our city-funded services?

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

Seniors

Related Program

Various

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.

Yu-Ai Kai is at the forefront of providing direct services to the ever-increasing population of older adults. Our programs focus on decreasing social isolation while also empowering our participants to age with dignity and health. Internally, we strive to achieve predictable and sustainable revenue streams to cover our operational costs and cash-on-hand to cover a minimum of 6-months of expenses.

Internally, several strategies are in play or being investigated, inclusive, but not limited to the following: exploring innovative and relevant programming for our participants, nurturing our existing donor base; attracting new participants on the lower end of the senior age band (60's and 70's); optimizing foundation and local government funding; and continuously rationalizing and prioritizing fundraising activities. Yu-Ai Kai is also looking into opportunities to reduce expenses without compromising programs and services that align with our mission.

Yu-Ai Kai has been working very hard to continue strong financial planning for sustainability. Currently, we have a well experienced, competent, and dedicated staff and a volunteer Board of Directors that is both strategic and hands-on. Yu-Ai Kai has a strong network of volunteers to provide operational support for some day-to-day tasks as well as help out at fundraising activities and community events.

Yu-Ai Kai has fostered relationships with key donors and has assigned Board Members to establish and nurture additional relationships. Our Executive Director has built and continues to build relationships with federal, state, county, and city decision-makers, from council members to heads of senior programs. Our fundraisers continue to meet or exceed their respective revenue goals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service

Board of directors
as of 06/13/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jane Kawasaki

Tori Sakurai

Jane Kawasaki

Randy Shingai

Ben Katai

Alan Minato

Judy Sugiyama

Richard Konda

Kristine Kimura

Ron Matsui

Hatsumi Yamamoto

Nicole Sato

Penny Kyler

Michelle Tanaka

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/13/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data