Nearly 600 guests, dressed to the nines, walked the red carpet at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to pay tribute to retiring JFS president and CEO Yana Vishnitsky. Attendees mingled while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and upbeat entertainment by the glamorous Spinphony string quartet. “Cossack” dancers led everyone into the Centennial Ballroom for an elegant family-style seated dinner.
Heather Seiden, Jewish Family Service (JFS) employment case manager, is starting a JFS Job Club beginning Monday, January 9. It is a FREE support group for all jobseekers to connect, share, learn from, and support each other throughout the job search process. Participants will learn creative job searching and professional communication skills, as well as how to manage emotions surrounding job loss. For many, isolation is the hardest part of the job search process and studies show that people become more focused and successful when they have group support. Heather will lead discussions on how to prepare, organize, and execute a successful job search in a supportive, structured, and collaborative environment.
By Tamara L. Weil, AmeriCorps Member, JFS Refugee Mental Health
I think of serving in AmeriCorps as my very own superpower. It evens comes with a uniform, the ubiquitous “A” that I always wear when serving, either as a small, elegant pin or a big, bold patch on a t-shirt or vest that announces: I am an AmeriCorps member and I am here to help.