Your Youth Renewal Fund Update
- Number 1 Educational Network: In April, Darca was ranked first in a recent ranking conducted by the Ministry of Education of high school networks’ achievements. The Ministry of Education looked at a number of private networks operating in Israel’s public schools and based on multiple categories and qualifications, Darca was ranked first. To read more, visit our blog by clicking here.
- Mission to Israel: An amazing group of young leaders joining the Youth Renewal Fund team for a trip to Israel to visit the Darca schools in April. The trip started off with a trip to the Western Wall, featured an amazing bike-ride through the mountains of Jerusalem, kept us full at amazing restaurants and most importantly, allowed our donors and young leaders a glimpse into what Darca is all about first hand in our schools. To view photos from the trip click here. Interested in joining us in 2018, click here!
- A Gala to Remember: The annual Youth Renewal Fund gala honoring Jeffrey Freed took place in May, raising over $1.4M. We honored dedicated board member, Jeffrey Freed, heard remarks from a Darca teacher and student and were lucky enough to have an amazing performance by three Darca students. To view photos from the Gala click here and to see the video shown, depicting what it’s like to attend a Darca school, click here.
- Darca Alumni: Three Darca alumni were awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Excellence for Soldiers and Officers in the Israeli Defense Force. To learn more about these students, visit out blog here.
- Celebrity Supporters: Yaara Benbenishty, actress in Israel’s hit show Fauda (on Netflix in the US), has teamed up with her friend, Photographer Ronit Cohen and Darca to showcase female empowerment. A photo series is in the works and a preview can be found here. Stay tuned!
- Expanding the Network: Darca recently won a tender in the Arab city of Um-al Fahmm. Recruitment for the new school is underway and we are excited about the opportunity to make a difference in this city.
Amazing things are happening at Darca. Stay tuned for the Q3 update and until then, follow us on social media.