Building A Financial Legacy For Your Family

When life takes an unexpected turn for the worst, are you prepared? Unexpected car repairs. Medical bills for a sick or injured family member. A leak in your basement you only discover during one of those intense Louisville spring showers! These are just a few examples when $300 in emergency savings could go a long way in helping overcome unplanned …

Helping Families Find Stability

More than 1 million school children become homeless every year. When children are homeless, the stress, trauma, and academic disruptions lead to problems in school.  As a school teacher, Barbara Siemer saw how harmful homelessness and school instability were to students and classrooms. These experiences inspired Barbara and Al Siemer to develop a program with the intention of preventing family …

College Internships – What You Need to Know

As the school year is coming to a close, many college students and upcoming graduates are looking toward internships as a way to embark upon their career path. Internships can provide countless benefits, such as the ability to: · Gain practical knowledge and test a particular career field · Build a professional network and seek mentors · Get letters of …

For Many A New Year Means A New Career!

Do you know your top 5 strengths? Understanding who you are and how your strengths align with setting your goals is the key to a successful career move. JFCS Career & Workforce Development kicked off 2019 with our New Year, New Career Development Series and exclusive Appetizers & Careers Networking Event. This sold-out series, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, was held …

The Role of Hope in Employment for People with Disabilities

1920, 1935, 1956, 1968, 1973, 1990 and 2008. What do all of these years have in common? In each of these years, a key piece of legislation brought hope to millions of Americans diagnosed with disabilities. Hope is essential, for, as Helen Keller once said, “nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Thanks to The Rehabilitation Act (1973) and …

Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community-Especially Our Workforce

42%–that number represents the percentage that Louisville’s foreign-born population rose between 2009-2014, more than any other city of its size.  In fact, without refugees and immigrants, Louisville’s population would be decreasing.  Many immigrants are attracted to Louisville because of its excellent job market, particularly in manufacturing and logistics; others come because of family ties or for a safer environment than …

February is National Senior Independence Month

February is known as the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day and commemorate Black History, but what you might not know is that February is also National Senior Independence Month. Living an independent lifestyle is important, no matter your age, or where you live. At JFCS one of our goals is helping the seniors in our community maintain their independence through …

JFCS Welcomes New CEO!

JFCS Welcomes Deb Frockt as New CEO Half a lifetime ago, I packed up a little car and moved from Louisville to Seattle to start a new life. A few days ago, my husband and I packed up a big truck and moved from Seattle to Louisville to start a new, new life. We arrived to hear a collective voice …