Family, career services open to all

Judy Freundlich, Guest Contributor This article was originally published by the Courier-Journal on March 8, 2017 online and in the print edition on March 13, 2017. It’s no surprise that with the baby boomer generation now reaching retirement age and older, the senior population in this country is quickly expanding, impacting the workforce, the senior services industry and more. It is …

JFCS Seeks Full-Time Business Advisor for Navigate Enterprise Center

JFCS is currently seeking a full-time Business Advisor to work with the Navigate Enterprise Center.  The Business Advisor will provide business training and technical assistance to refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs.  The purpose of this position is to create economic opportunities within refugee communities through self-employment and microenterprise development.  The primary focus will be to provide individual and group business planning and …

Working for Yourself at 50+

Written by: Cynthia Brown, Business Advisor with Navigate Enterprise Center Recently I met with a client to discuss starting his own consulting business. After many years working as a professional in his field with a long, impressive resume and director level positions, he suddenly found himself over the age of 50 and back in the job market.  He talked about …

Navigate Enterprise Center Micro- Enterprise Class

August 27, 2015 – August 28, 2015 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: Navigate Enterprise Center Micro-Enterprise Class Looking to Start Your Own Business? Join us for a free information and orientation session on starting a business and how Navigate Enterprise Center can help. August 27th 6pm or August 28th 10am at Jewish Family & Career Services. …

The Impact of Refugees in Our Community

Last week, we talked about the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS and why their funding is in jeopardy. As the conclusion to this series, let’s look at how that affects JFCS clients and our community.   The Impact on Clients In the last five years, 13,383 refugees arrived in Kentucky. These …

Refugee Programs in Jeopardy

Yesterday’s blog post discussed the role that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) plays in providing services at JFCS. We promised more information, so now we’d like to go into more detail about what’s happening right now. Check in with us on Sunday to learn more about how these cuts will directly affect refugees and our community. Background In 2003, …

Help Stop Cuts to Refugee Services

If you know much about JFCS, you know that we are committed to the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger. One of the most prominent ways we do this is through our annual MOSAIC Awards, which is an event to recognize outstanding contributions made to our community by “International Americans,” those immigrants and refugees who proudly call Louisville their home. …

Business Showcase 2014

As a part of the MOSAIC Awards, Navigate Enterprise Center clients were invited to promote their goods and services at the Business Showcase before dinner. Here are photos of some of the exhibitors — and what we hope will be their newest clients.   Click any of the images below to view the full photo.   Photos were taken by …

MOSAIC Awards 2014

  Our ninth annual MOSAIC Awards on May 22, 2014, were an unprecedented success! We want to once again thank the honorees, our event co-chairs Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Alexandra Gerassimides, our sponsors, the MOSAIC Awards Committee, and everyone who joined us for the event. It’s wonderful to be able to showcase the amazing contributions that immigrants and refugees make in our community.   …

Client Spotlight: RYG Refrigeration Services

Rafael Aguero may have started his life in Cuba, but now he is living the American dream. After Rafael came to the United States in 2005, he found work in the food distribution industry, and a year later his wife Yaniset Valdes and daughter Gretel came to join him in America. Our part of Rafael and Yaniset’s story began in …