Cesar Chavez Foundation Selects Yardi eLearning


Nonprofit housing provider and advocacy organization will train staff across four states with online solution from Yardi

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Sept. 15, 2014 – Yardi announced today that the Cesar Chavez Foundation has selected Yardi eLearning™ as its Web-based staff training platform. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit affordable housing provider and advocacy group will roll out Yardi eLearning over the coming months to nearly 200 employees across the southwest region of the United States.

“I consider training a part of our employees’ benefit program,” said Alfonso Trujillo, director of property management for the Cesar Chavez Foundation. “One of our objectives is to further our employees’ career paths through gained knowledge and experience; we expect that Yardi eLearning will improve our efforts to provide this valuable resource to our employees.”

The Cesar Chavez Foundation operates conventional and affordable housing properties in communities across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. “Our training efforts were expensive in the past, partly because we are spread across such a broad region,” said Trujillo. “Now we can deliver consistent, relevant, and high quality training to our staff across all our properties. Yardi eLearning lets us take advantage of technology like never before, including videos and integrated Web applications, all of which goes far beyond the WebEx and PowerPoint presentations we used for training in the past. We can create custom courses for different employee units and deliver them quickly over the Internet. Training needs and learning preferences vary between our executive staff, administrative professionals, and maintenance workers. Yardi eLearning gives us the tools to offer a curriculum that works for everyone.”

“We look forward to working with the Cesar Chavez Foundation as they build a training curriculum covering all aspects of their business, including affordable housing program compliance requirements,” said Mark Livanec, vice president of affordable housing and PHA sales for Yardi.

“There are so many benefits that come with providing high-quality staff training, such as fewer accidents, reduced turnover and absenteeism, higher adaptability to change, and less need for close supervision. Not only do our employees become more valuable to the organization, they also gain a stronger sense of self-worth as they build their skillsets,” said Trujillo.

About Cesar Chavez Foundation

Enriching and improving the lives of farm worker and Latino families by meeting their essential human, cultural and community needs is the mission of the Cesar Chavez Foundation. The Chavez foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, builds or renovates and operates thousands of units of high-quality affordable housing. It runs a communications network of nine radio stations in four states with a mix of popular regional Mexican music and educational-style Spanish-language programming reaching 500,000 daily listeners. Its student education tutoring programs boost academic achievement for under-served children as well as by preserving and promoting Cesar Chavez’s legacy through service-learning. It built and manages the Visitors Center and Memorial Gardens around Cesar’s gravesite, and Villa La Paz, the new educational and conferencing center at La Paz in Keene, Calif.

About Yardi

Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for realestate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™, and Yardi Orion™ Business Intelligence, the Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes operations, accounting and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.yardi.com.