Day programs work to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and to ensure that individuals with disabilities are prepared to achieve success in the workplace. This work is only possible with strong business partnerships and a shared vision within the community. The JF&CS Business Advisory Committee was created to offer a forum where local business leaders can come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding employment for individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to gather feedback and promote discussion with local businesses so that we can tailor our services to best meet the needs of prospective employers. Committee members serve as ambassadors for our work within the community. This is also an opportunity for the business community to learn more about JF&CS and opportunities for engagement with our agency.

“As a member of the JF&CS Business Advisory Committee, I have the opportunity to meet colleagues from a range of industries and discuss the best ways to promote employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. I am happy to be able to offer feedback and ideas to JF&CS staff members on how to increase connections with potential employers. I enjoy participating in this forum and helping advance a cause that I care about.”  -Paul Gershkowitz, Berkshire Bank

The committee meets quarterly over breakfast at JF&CS Headquarters in Waltham. We are always looking for new members. For more information or to get involved, please contact Christine Guarino, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, at cguarino@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-1366.

Originally posted on the JF&CS blog.

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