Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are easy ways to support Jewish Vocational Service (JVS). JVS was established in 1949 as a place of refuge for Holocaust survivors and WWII veterans looking to make a better life for themselves. Today, JVS continues to empower those who are facing barriers and are working towards goals of self-sufficiency.
Workforce Development - Empowering personal prosperity and economic stability through education, employment and entrepreneurship.
- $1,000 provides 40 hours of career coaching
- $2,500 sponsors a workshop for 20 jobseekers to learn networking skills
Community Integration - Encouraging all people to contribute to their community, and engaging the community to be accessible and inclusive.
- $1,000 provides interpretation for a 4-session cultural orientation course for newly arrived refugees
- $2,500 covers rent and utilities for a family of seven for one month as they become established
Health & Wellness - Engaging individuals in activities that promote healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy relationships.
- $1,000 provides garden supplies and an educational workshop for six Global Garden growers, enhancing their agricultural knowledge and success in harvesting produce for their family and community
- $2,500 provides one semester of after-school narrative therapy for refugee and immigrant youth