Jewish Family Service Receives $19,000 from Neighborhood Reinvestment Program to Furnish Training Room for Employment and Career Services at JFS Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus
April 5, 2017
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has been awarded more than $19,600 by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to create a special training room that will allow the agency’s Employment and Career Services department to provide job training and preparation services. The training room will be a resource for low-income San Diegans and will include new computer equipment, training materials and supplies.
JFS’s Employment and Career Services offers job search training and other related employment skills. Program courses include instruction on succeeding at job interviews, navigating the internet and social media resources, and writing resumes and cover letters. These programs, made possible with assistance from JFS staff and dedicated volunteers, previously lacked the space and equipment needed to allow participants to put these skills into practice.
“Many locals who benefit from JFS’s services lack internet access at home or do not know how to access services and tools on the internet. This funding will allow us to expand our training from presentational to practical,” said JFS Director of Employment and Career Services Janetta Nartey. “We can’t wait to share these improvements with our diverse community of clients, especially those most in need.”
The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program provides grant funds to county departments, public agencies and to nonprofit community organizations for one-time community, social, environmental, educational, cultural or recreational needs.
The computers purchased through this grant will also be available for use by other JFS programs, offering budget and debt management classes and assistance in accessing online community resources.
To learn more about JFS’s Employment and Career Services, visit www.jfssd.org/ecs.
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