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Dedicated volunteer receives Jefferson Award: says working with refugees “suits every facet of who I am.”

Volunteer Jeff Herzog keeps a sign posted above his desk listing the eight degrees of giving according to Jewish principles. The eighth, and highest, principle written on his sign says: “To help another to become self-supporting by means of a … Continue reading

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Career search assistance available in many neighborhoods: CDC’s WorkAble program expands

Looking for career counseling in your neighborhood? The WorkAble program at the Career Development Center at JF&CS combines the services of career counselors, regional employers and volunteers to provide comprehensive services for those who are unemployed or underemployed.  Funded through … Continue reading

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Visiting with the Mayor, young refugees learn about local government

Transitioning to life after high school: The Refugee Youth Program A group of high school juniors and seniors recently took a field trip to City Hall where they visited the PA Supreme Court, City Council chambers, and our Mayor, Bill … Continue reading

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AgeWell Pittsburgh’s win is a big win for local seniors!

We won! About a month ago, we were informed that AgeWell Pittsburgh, a unique collaborative effort through which JF&CS supports seniors in our community, was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2017 Lodestar Foundation Collaboration Prize! This national … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps members bring welcome skills to JF&CS

At Jewish Family & Children’s Service, we are fortunate to be able to secure the assistance and talent of many young adults through the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps personnel work at JF&CS in several of our departments, and offer invaluable skills. … Continue reading

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What’s Up at AgeWell Pittsburgh

Congratulations, AgeWell Pittsburgh! Congratulations to AgeWell Pittsburgh for being named as a finalist for this year’s 2017 Collaboration Prize. This is a national award given by The Foundation Center (funded by The Lodestar Foundation) designed to highlight exceptional permanent models … Continue reading

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You can give the gift of summer camp to a struggling child

Client’s name changed to protect confidentiality.Photos are of Quest campers from various years. A child diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or other social or emotional challenges may struggle with making friends and handling social situations. For Mark*, a home-schooled child diagnosed … Continue reading

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