Compass Birthright Trip to Israel

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
You may know that Taglit-Birthright is a 10-day educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults to visit Israel and leave with a renewed commitment to Jewish values and the Jewish community worldwide. Thanks to JCCA’s Compass Project, young people with learning disabilities and special needs can also enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. For many, the …

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Early Literacy Turns a Life Around

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
JCCA is heading the charge of increasing literacy for foster children, convincing some of the City’s most respected funders to support its work generously. The New York Community Trust has doubled its first grant to $200,000 to continue JCCA’s Early Literacy program. CEO Ron Richter points out, “Preliminary statistics demonstrate that with just two dozen …

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Precious Durant, Youth Advocate

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
Young adolescent women often have a tough time engaging with their families and peers, but those with mental health needs or behavioral challenges may have even more trouble finding their way. Precious Durant, 27, has known some of these difficulties in her own life and in recent years has been dedicated to helping girls, aged …

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Reana Thorne, Health Care Integrator

Categories: JCCA Spotlight, Program Stories
Reana Thorne, Health Care Integrator, Bridges to Health (B2H) Reana Thorne is one of JCCA’s 2017 Maslow Excellence in Practice Award winners. She was described in her nomination as “an eager, courageous, empathetic worker, who is committed to B2H’s mission. Whether it is transporting a family to ensure that a psychiatric evaluation is completed, or …

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Thank you, Volunteers!

Categories: Latest News
Dear Volunteers, We are so grateful for all the time, resources, and hugs you have generously given to our kids this year. We thought it would be nice to share some of the highlights as we prepare for a busy 2017-18. The JCCA Cottage Campus volunteer program expanded this year; we now have 22 Lunch …

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