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 …

Rules of Engagement

Over the past year, our team at Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) in Louisville, KY has conducted a deep dive into community engagement best practices. We wanted to be able to answer very specific multigenerational questions that affect our community as well as other mid-size American Jewish communities: How do people become involved in organizations, why do they stay …

Ten Tips for Thriving During the Holidays

1. Learn to Say NO. Give yourself permission to decline invitations or added responsibilities that you don’t want. Remember this is your holiday! 2.  Change Things Up. Families change over time, and traditions can be updated to reflect the current needs and desires of family members. 3. Join Festivities in Moderation. Decide how long you want to stay at a …

JFCS Welcomes the stranger.

  The Courier Journal on 1/11/16 highlighted the annual MOSAIC Awards, which benefits JFCS and recognizes foreign-born talent.  Current worldwide issues have clouded many realities of the positive aspects of immigrants. JFCS experiences reflect the following: We are a nation of immigrants; we can all trace our ancestry back to somewhere else. JFCS has worked with the refugee population for more …

Salute to Family Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Month and it is only fitting that we take a moment to honor this growing contingent that has become the foundation of care for our rapidly growing aging population. The services provided by family caregivers represent 80% of all home care services and are valued at $257 billion a year nationwide. That is more than …

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.   …