Advocacy Update

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families national hum...

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

national human servcies assembly logo Over 1.4 million youth ages 15-24 are out-of-school and out-of-work and raising dependent children. Too often, their early lack of education and work experience traps their family in the cycle of poverty for generations. The National Human Services Assembly has released a report investigating the best practices for two-generation approaches for combating poverty - the first of its kind! The report reached out to 32 organizations across the nation, including AJFCA and Jewish Family Service San Diego, and the key findings for what makes these programs so effective are broadly applicable to programs across the country.  Access the report here.

National Human Services Assembly Releases Report on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solutio...

Many nonprofits, especially human services, are struggling with reduced funding from government and donors. A solution to the shortfall could involve changing the way that nonprofits explain their missions. It's a matter of choosing the right words, a process known as framing, and it can affect donors' thinking. The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts.  The theory of framing suggests that human decision-making can be influenced by subtle changes in presentation, instead of arguments or facts. Continue reading here.

Group Hopes To Re-Frame Human Services Using Neuroscience, November 1, 2013, The NonProfitTimes, By Marty Daks

Embracing Those With Disabilities

Physical accommodation for people with disabilities isn't new to the Jewish world. Ethan Felson, vice president a...

Physical accommodation for people with disabilities isn't new to the Jewish world. Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, recalls that when he worked in Connecticut during the 1990s, local congregation Temple Beth Israel became one of the first synagogues to design its bima to include a ramp. "I was very impressed," he says. Read more about inclusion at institutions in the Jewish community.

Embracing Those With Disabilities, November 18, 2013, eJP, by Jan Jaben-Eilon