On April 27, Jewish Union Foundation, a non-profit organization that works closely with Yachad, was awarded a $2,000 grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation. The grant goes toward the vocational training program where JUF works with individuals who have developmental disabilities and trains them in job specific industries such as retail, construction, restaurant and office.
The grant recognizes the foundation’s commitment to serving these populations by helping them move towards self-sufficiency through the vocational training program.
“I’m honored to recognize the Jewish Union Foundation with this MAXIMUS Foundation grant for its tireless work to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth that empowers families in the local community,” said John Boyer, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation. “JUF’s commitment to enhancing health outcomes and family and community development – while implementing innovative programs and services – continues to inspire the MAXIMUS Foundation. We look forward to seeing more of JUF’s work in the future as they serve the community.”
“I want to thank the MAXIMUS Foundation for giving the individuals in our program the opportunity to further develop the skills necessary to gain competitive employment,” responded Jack Gourdji, Executive Director of Jewish Union Foundation.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. For more information, visit www.MAXIMUS.com.
About the MAXIMUS Foundation
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.
About Jewish Union Foundation
The Jewish Union Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. JUF offers a wide array of services, ranging from Day Habilitation Programs to Vocational Training Services to Respite services for families. Through our various programs, we believe that we have helped our clients to achieve greater independence, make immense personal strides, and become better able to participate in the full spectrum of life.
Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is a thriving global organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. Our inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate for a greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro-disability attitude. Yachad is funded by the Orthodox Union, which is led by President Moishe Bane.