RAISE, the Jewish Federation’s work and social skills training program for adults with special needs, is proud to announce the launch of two “brand” new logos!
Collaboration with Jewish agencies and businesses in our community has been a priority for RAISE since its inception in 2012. Our Community Alliance with Paula Breeden, founder and president of ASD Adult Achievement Center, began several years ago when she volunteered as a RAISE Job Coach. Soon thereafter, Paula opened ASD Achievement Center. In partnership with Bright Feats Directory, the program empowers young adults on the autism spectrum by offering participants an opportunity to learn new vocational skills including graphic design and technology.
The RAISE relationship with ASD Adult Achievement and its team of talented Graphic Art designers led to the creation and their donation of the beautiful new RAISE logo above! Thank you Paula, Luigi, Julia and Nolan!
RAISE on the Road
At the request of other Jewish communities around the country to replicate our program, RAISE has been developing a program, called RAISE on the Road, to facilitate teaching in a seminar format. And of course, RAISE on the Road needed a logo of its own.
This past year, RAISE was fortunate to have had Dean as an employee. Dean came to RAISE with a background in graphic arts and was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to design a logo for RAISE on the Road.
In addition to his working at Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Academy of Orlando, Dean also spent many hours creating and then refining the new logo with Federation staff. Thank you, Dean!
Jessica has been an appreciatedand valuable Employee of both the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry and the Roth Family JCC Fitness Center since October 2018.
At JFS, Jessica has the important role of helping to unload boxes of food and preparing bags of food for clients.
At the Fitness Center, Jessica washes, dries and folds the laundry and keeps the exercise rooms sanitized for all the clients.
Jessica has worked hard to learn her routine tasks at both positions and is receptive to feedback from her job coaches. Her job coaches are in awe of how much Jessica has progressed during her time in RAISE.
Being in RAISE has pushed Jessica out of her comfort zone, which will be a benefit when Jessica transitions to community employment.
Jessica’s polite manners make her enjoyable to be around and her smile can light up any room.
We are fortunate to have Jessica on the RAISE team!
RAISE is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to film a Promotional Video thanks to the generosity of Robin Hoffman and Alexis Latimore.
Robin Hofmann of Hoffy’s Heart is the producer of Bake With Me, a YouTube video series that gives a voice to individuals with disabilities… while baking gluten free recipes! Thank you, Robin and camerawoman extraordinaire Alexis, for making this possible for RAISE.
Mari has been an appreciated and valuable Employee of both the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry and the Roth Family JCC Fitness Center since October 2018. At JFS, Mari has the important role of helping to unload boxes of food and preparing bags of food for clients. At the Fitness Center, Mari washes, dries and folds the laundry and keeps the exercise rooms sanitized for all the clients. Mari prefers to keep busy and always arrives at work with a smile on her face that lights up a room. She is eager to please and always willing to do what is asked of her, completing all of the tasks with a sense of accomplishment. At work, Mari shows a willingness to learn and takes the initiative to look for things that need to be done. We are fortunate to have Mari on the RAISE team!