Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Hyman

JFCS has many amazing, selfless, hard-working, generous and talented volunteers. All volunteers are precious; giving JFCS their most valuable asset; their time. Once in a while, JFCS has a volunteer who stands out even from this distinguished crowd. Debbie Hyman is one such volunteer. Since Debbie retired and became an empty-nester, she has helped JFCS in myriad ways. With JFCS …

Hot Dogs and Bingo- A Hit for the Whole Community

By Robin Ungar On Sunday, March 4, 2018, JFCS and Chabad of KY collaborated on a fundraiser called Hot Dog Bingo for the Pantry. The event was fun and successful by all counts drawing over 30 volunteers and a total of 83 people; a good time was had by all. The fundraiser was so successful that more than $1,000 was …

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Leads to Middle-Skill Jobs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) used to be called high school vocational education. However, in keeping with the changing workforce, today’s high school career & technical programs offer opportunities to prepare for associate degrees or apprenticeships. These programs can often pave the way for “middle-skill” careers that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree. …

Moving an elderly parent – common and challenging

Many families face the exhausting struggles of helping aging parents from afar. There are often many trips to check in on them, as well as hoping your frequent calls keep them connected in between visits.  However, when your parent has failing cognitive abilities as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may be faced with the challenging task of moving …

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 …