Archive for September, 2015

Friend 2 Friend Friday: Meet Sophie!

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September 18th, 2015

Read on to learn about just one adult waiting on a match in Friend 2 Friend’s Community Program. Then apply to volunteer. *** Sophie is a 61. She lives independently in Quincy. She enjoys singing and playing the piano (which she learned as a girl), and adores live music – especially orchestral concerts and musicals. When she was

Friend 2 Friend Friday: Meet Dale!

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September 11th, 2015

At JBBBS, we think friendship is sweet. This (new) year, make a friend. Have some fun. Do some good. Volunteers in our Friend 2 Friend Community Program are matched, one-to-one, to an adult who has mild to moderate disabilities. Matches catch up once or twice a month, on their own time, to share hobbies and participate in activities they mutually enjoy –

YoPros involved in strategic process.

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September 9th, 2015

Over the past two years, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters has been focusing on the development, cultivation, and engagement of the Young Professional community. With more than 75% of our volunteers between the ages of 21 and 40, how we engage this demographic in the community is central to the growth of the agency. The

Bronstein joins JBBBS clinical team.

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September 8th, 2015

This summer, social worker, Melissa Bronstein, joined the staff of JBBBS, assuming a caseload of Big and Little Brothers and Sisters. We caught up with Bronstein to learn a little more about her professional path and her mentor. Melissa, your Bachelor’s was in Gender and Sexuality Studies. What’s one thing about gender/sexuality that you wish more

Client satisfaction survey administered to Friend 2 Friend participants.

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September 8th, 2015

“We needed a way to highlight what we, anecdotally, suspected,” said Friend 2 Friend Director, Jan Klein, about the client satisfaction survey administered earlier this year to participants in JBBBS’ programs for adults with disabilities. In recent months, Klein and her staff have been busy analyzing the results of the survey, which reveal that participants