The Emerging Leaders at JFS: Service, Leadership, and PhilanthropyEmerging Leaders
at JFS brings together young socially-minded Jewish professionals to support the many programs and services of Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Members contribute creative problem solving and professional skills to support the work of Jewish Family Service and enhance their own professional experiences. By taking responsibility for the social issues affecting the community, and empowering each other to make a difference, Emerging Leaders is leading JFS San Diego into the future.
This group has been incredibly effective in engaging young professionals with JFS by getting them involved in volunteering, and by adding them to the Board of Directors. Since its inception 3 years ago, this group has placed three of its members on the Board. All three individuals are under 40, and come from various backgrounds in law, business, and environmental work. By volunteering in programs at JFS, the program offer a hands on way for folks to see the work that JFS does, and to make an impact with their time. JFS offers leadership development by connecting young professionals with those who have already established themselves as pillars in the community. Lastly, young professionals learn about the importance of philanthropy. Given the relationship they have with JFS through the other two pillars of this program, philanthropy is a natural next step.
By engaging young professionals through the Emerging Leaders program, JFS is committed to a diverse Board, with perspectives from all ages. The Emerging Leaders offers the perfect outlet for young professionals to be engaged in the community by giving their unique skill sets JFS.
For more information on Emerging Leaders at JFS San Diego, contact Ashley Harrington