Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31 

Transgender Flag By Isaac Ezra Jennings • J-Pride Program Coordinator The first International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) was held on March 31, 2009, with the dual goal of celebrating transgender people, while also raising awareness of the discrimination we face around the world. The day's founder, Ra[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: March 2023

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup When daylight lengthens in Minnesota, our expectations increase. The extra sunlight has to mean the snow will melt, the air will warm, and our outer layers can be packed away until next year, right? Not really! No matter how many Minnesota winters we may experience, somehow disappointment never fai[...]

JFCS March FoodShare Campaign for PRISM is almost halfway there

Support your local food shelf By Kim Mueller • JFCS Food Security Coordinator Thanks to all who have donated to JFCS’ Food and Funds Drive for PRISM. We’re nearing the halfway point and the boxes are starting to fill up – but the need is growing too.  The end of Emergency SNAP benefits in February 2023 is pro[...]

JFCS one of few agencies chosen to receive DEED’s tech training grant

hand on keyboard JFCS is excited to announce it is one of the recipients of a Minnesota Forward Tech Training Competitive Grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency was one of just five selected for the grant for its innovative approaches to diversifying the tech s[...]

March 2023 Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Lieberman

Debbie Lieberman Can you tell us about yourself and your background? I'm in my second career, working in the non-profit sector as director of advocacy for Loaves and Fishes, a free meal program. Previously, I spent many years working in human resources, specifically as a compensation and survey analyst. I change[...]