Programs are targeted to meet the specific needs of the communities and groups to which they are offered. For example, YEDID adapts its Financial Management courses to be appropriate for illiterate groups, as has been the case with groups of Bedouin or Ethiopian women.
The extremely positive word-of-mouth response generated by the courses has expanded the range of communities that are aware of courses and request to participate.
In 2010, YEDID implemented seventy-seven economic empowerment programs, including:
- 210 women improved their employment prospects in 11 Let’s Get to Work! employment readiness programs.
- Over 300 people gained control of their family budget by participating in one of YEDID's 16 Family Budget Management courses.
- Youth and young adults also learned financial management in YEDID's specially adapted course for these age groups.
- YEDID's community organizing groups continued to go from strength to strength registering policy change successes in the fields of education, employment and the environment.
- 172 Ethiopian-Israeli adults took part in a variety of community empowerment programs.
- Youth in Action and other educational empowerment programs provided motivation and skills for tens of Arab and immigrant teenagers.
- Kindergarten and elementary school children gained extra-curricular enrichment in YEDID's specially designed children's empowerment programs.