From Idea to Thriving Business with the Help of Navigate Enterprise Center

Written by Carina Hahn, Navigate Enterprise Center Bulldog in the Bluegrass Intern “My business was literally only a thought, this time two years ago.” Megan Sheckles, the founder of MJ Weddings and Events Management, came to Navigate Enterprise Center in 2015 with an idea for her own wedding-planning business. Fast-forward two years, Megan’s business is now flourishing, with an extensive …

Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …

Combating Senior Isolation with Solutions to Transportation

Isolation impacts the health and well-being of nearly half of Louisville’s seniors. JFCS’s Klein Older Adult Services has several programs geared to help seniors age in place through transportation and home care services. In Louisville and across the country, the population of adults ages 65 and older is expected to double by 2050. At a time when more seniors require additional …

Meet Our Summer Interns

Every year Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community offer several internships for college students either from the Louisville area or who attend local colleges and universities.  This year we were lucky to have many interns who have made large impacts on our organizations and the clients we serve.  They have attended several professional development workshops led by Erin …

Supported Employment All Stars

Having a job represents much more than earning a salary. Employment, including the kind of work one performs, influences one’s identity, sense of belonging, and place in the world. We recently sat down with Kimberly Clark, JFCS’ Supported Employment Specialist to discuss one of her all-star employers Kroger.  “Kroger is wonderful to work with.  They are open to working with …

Three Purposeful Parenting Tips

July is purposeful parenting month. This month we have several tips for parents who work long and hard to keep their kids safe and loved. Tip 1: Parenting with a Purpose One of the most important and exciting decisions you can make as a parent is to define success goals for your child. Choosing, communicating and pursuing clear and age-appropriate …