Microenterprise News Friday

Today’s article written up by Gary Liebert, MicroBusiness Specialist. Gaston Mukaz (pictured above with Stephanie Reese, Finance Director) recently received a small loan from JFCS to epand his African craft business. He sells at local arts & crafts fairs and is beginning an online sales outlet as well. Gaston has been a JFCS client since shortly after his arrival in …

Checking in with HOP

Happy Thursday! Today we have some news from Helen Hord, our HomeCare Opportunities Program Case Manager: HOP trainees recently have spent volunteer hours at the agency mentoring refugees in computer usage. It has been a great experience for both parties. Awaudia Daw (pictured above), an immigrant from Sudan, is currently participating in the HOP training program. She has been living …

JFCS Updates Brought to you by Unseasonably Awesome Weather

It’s been so fantastic outside this week! This weather can stay forever, as far as I’m concerned: A+ Our Food Pantry still needs tons of food to get ready for Passover. All donations have to be in original packaging, kosher for Passover, and here by March 24 to be ready in time for the holiday. Any donation helps someone less …

Gateway To Careers Coming Soon to JFCS

A new program will be up and running soon: The Gateway Project. It will allow JFCS to work with career changers, job seekers, individuals returning to the workforce, incumbent healthcare workers and other consumers, particularly those who aspire to pursue or advance careers in the healthcare field. The project will help participants learn how to most effectively access and use …

JFCS Staff: Katherine Loyd

Happy sunshiney Tuesday, JFCS blog readers! Apologies for the Friday absence, but your correspondent was stricken with the flu, and very unhappy about missing out on the usual routine. This week, we talk to Katherine Loyd about being a COUNSELOR! It is a very good interview, and you can also watch a funny little out-take from the filming, just for …

Are you cut out for college?

Today’s article written by Bob Tiell, Director of Career Services. What’s the best predictor for college success? If you guessed high school grades, you’re correct. Studies show that high school GPA is the single best predictor for continued college academic performance. Now, several factors influence GPA – study habits and maturity, to name just two. If a student’s school performance …

JFCS Staff: Andrea Wehrley!

With a name I am always afraid of misspelling, today we interview Andrea Wehrley, Career Counselor! I’m also trying something a little different, since the video didn’t turn out very well: audio only. Don’t forget that this week is another chance for you to get your taxes out of the way for free! Right here at JFCS (2821 Klempner Way), …

What do Knitting and Taxes Have in Common? Next week!

Good morning! Friday is here again, and we are counting down the time to the weekend’s start. Before you take off for some R&R (hopefully!), here are two things coming up next week you should know about. Tuesday, February 8 will be our very first KNIT NIGHT, hosted by yours truly! It will kick off at 5:30. You can bring …

Help the Food Pantry with an 'Evening of Music'!

Today’s article brought to you by Shelley Kahn, Volunteer Coordinator! Temple Shalom is graciously hosting this year’s “Friend Raiser” for the JFCS Sonny and Janet Meyer Food Pantry Fund. “An Evening of Music” will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at 7pm at Temple Shalom on Lowe Rd. Five members from the Louisville Orchestra will be donating their talents …

JFCS Staff: Amy Yates!

So you can get to know our agency better, we’re beginning a new series of staff interviews! Every week we’ll be talking to a new person from around JFCS about what they do here and how we all work together to keep the agency running smoothly. Some of us might be familiar faces, and others you may never have met …