Elevating education and lifting lives the Village Way.

Supporting Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives

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ImpactIsrael supports the programs and activities of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives.

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Yemin Orde Youth Village

Yemin Orde provides a home, school and safe haven to hundreds of at-risk youth from around the world.
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Village Way
Educational Initiatives

An educational consortium empowering educators through expansion of the Village Way methodology in Israel.
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Celebration Videos and News

Sharing our Village Way story through song, testimonials and storytelling. ImpactIsrael is pleased to announce it raised $100,000 in just …

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Making Lemonade at Yemin Orde Youth Village

Living and Learning through a Pandemic The coronavirus presented significant challenges to Israel’s youth villages, schools and other educational communities. …

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ImpactIsrael Learns the Technical Tango

By Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, ImpactIsrael As a U.S. nonprofit fundraising organization with an Israel-based mission, ImpactIsrael’s professional staff of …

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Graduate Success Stories

Yemin Orde graduate Liora Zenou

Liora Zenou

Liora Zenou left Toulouse, France in search of a safe and meaningful way to observe Jewish traditions.

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Yemin Orde graduate Danny Admasu receives award for doctoral dissertation.

Danny Admasu

Danny Admasu is one of the most prominent social activists in the Ethiopian community in Israel.

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Endalow Takele graduates from Western Kentucky University

Endalow Takele

From an absorption center in Beersheva to Brandeis University, Endalow Takele, is one Israel’s next generation of leaders.

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Watch Our New Video!

Our new video highlights the educators, students and graduates whose lives are impacted by the Village Way. The Village Way is an educational methodology, first modeled at Yemin Orde Youth Village, which aims to guide at-risk youth and young adults to rise beyond the mindset of survival to become leaders. Today, the Village Way is integrated in 55 educational communities in Israel, impacting 22,000youth and 2,500 educators.

ImpactIsrael, formerly Friends of Yemin Orde, is helping to elevate education and lift the lives of Israel's troubled youth the Village Way.