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Previous Community Partners

As we continue to work with new groups each quarter please feel free to visit this page and revisit some of our recent prior community initiatives. If you would like to learn more about them, we are including links to their websites along with an overview of their ongoing services and needs. 

While our focus & spotlight may shift to a new group, we will strive to always keep these groups in mind for possible support and hope you will do the same. 

"The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money to do more for the betterment of life." - Henry Ford

Real World Job Development

Youth transitioning out of the foster care system face the threat of homelessness, poverty, and hunger. They are expected to be fully self-sufficient at just 18, but without adequate preparation, statistics show within two to four years, 40% receive public assistance, 60% of females give birth, 25% are incarcerated, 25% are homeless, and 50% are unemployed.

But Real World Job Development Program (RWJD) is changing these statistics.

RWJD is designed to empower young adults by offering individualized high-quality programming addressing independent living skills and employment training to support youth transition successfully to adulthood. They help youth transitioning out of DCS to get their GED, go to college, get a job, and find housing. In short, RWJD help the youth grow into self-sufficient adults.

During the 2nd Quarter of 2018 we hosted a Stock the Pantry Drive to help replenish nonperishable food and personal items at RWJD. Through the support of our clients & colleagues who donated $325 in cash and goods, we matched for a total donation valued at $650!

If you would like to help, consider donating online directly at JFCS - RWJD to designate Real World Job Development and enter "PRISM" in the comments. 

Your donation will make a difference in the lives of every youth at RWJD. You will ensure that the youth won’t have to stress about finding their next meal and instead can focus on reaching their goals of leaning to live independently.