My Fourth Week as an Intern at JFCS: Going Door-To-Door

My fourth week at JFCS as a Marketing and Development intern, while similar to my last few weeks, was not any less rewarding. Currently, most of my focus is on writing blog pieces and preparing for the Republic Bank Players Challenge on June 25th. A few days this week, after lunch, I rode with my friend Lauren Figa, who graciously …

Volunteer Spotlight: Sophie Snyder

JFCS’s Marjorie and Robert Kohn Pledge 13 program is an excellent way for young students studying for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to give back to their community by volunteering. As they are studying to become Jewish adults, and what it means to be a Jewish adult, they are learning through real-world experience. A large part of being a Jewish adult …

The New Age of Caregiving

Carol has enjoyed an independent life while working as an office assistant for an established company. She had many friends, an active social life and enjoyed the company of her parents. Carol’s mother passed away about five years ago, and over time, she has had to take on more responsibility for caring for her elderly father who was diagnosed with …

My Second Week as an Intern: Settling In

After conquering the Mail Merge and other unfamiliar tasks last week, I have begun to feel more acclimated to the office environment, the Marketing and Development department, and JFCS as a whole. This week, I finished my Internship Orientation which began when I first started at JFCS over a week ago. Among other features, my orientation included a tour of …

3 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media

The internet, and social media, in particular, are great ways to share information about yourself: how you’re doing in school, what sort of parties you attend, and what sort of places you travel. However, remember the internet leaves a permanent trail. As you grow older, social media becomes less about interacting with friends and more about creating your personal brand …

Volunteer Spotlight: Henry Strull

A student who volunteers over summer vacation, while remarkable and generous, is rare. Henry Strull, a rising senior at IU Bloomington, has fortunately taken up the mantle. After studying abroad in Prague this past semester, enjoying tasty pastries and scenery, and learning about the Prague itself, Henry came back to Louisville and immediately began volunteering. First, he volunteered for two …

My First Week as an Intern at JFCS: Conquering the Mail Merge

By: Baily Doctrow, Engagement, Development, and Marketing Intern Walking into JFCS on my first day, I had no idea what to expect. I had never worked in an office environment, working at JFCS would be a refreshing yet unfamiliar opportunity. Growing up in Louisville as a Jewish kid, I knew general information about JFCS, but it was not until I came …

A Good Economy Isn’t Always Good For The Labor Force

Written by: Bob Tiell, Dir. Career & Workforce Development With unemployment rates at new lows, labor market officials say we’re now at full employment. However, a good economy is not always good for the entire labor force, and our Career and Workforce Development division is busy working with several new clients.  Many of these new clients have professional backgrounds, all of …