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RAISE Thanks Robin Hoffman and Alexis Latimore!

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.

Check out Hoffy’s Heart YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZJwl00SBsC3BrWHdMSNz6g.

Congratulations to Mari on Employee of the Month!



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!

RAISE Employee of the Month

Isabelle has been an Employee of the JCC Fitness Center since October 2018 and recently, an appreciated member of the JCC office staff.

At the fitness center, Isabelle works to keep the gym equipment sparkling clean and sanitized and the towels washed, dried, folded and restocked for clients. She has a special bond with Tara Harris, the Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Director.

In the JCC office, Isabelle has started scanning boxes of documents so that previous files can now be stored electronically. This eliminates the need to keep years of paper records.

When Isabelle began working with RAISE, she was a shy and quiet young lady. It has been a pleasure to watch her become a hard working, competent, and self assured RAISE Employee. Isabelle is willing to do any task asked of her without hesitation.

Isabelle is an active participant at Lunch and Learn. She asks insightful questions, participates in conversations, and is always part of our group activities.

We are fortunate to have Isabelle on the RAISE team!

Mia named RAISE Employee of the Month!

Mia has been a valuable RAISE Employee and member of the JCC and the Jewish Academy of Orlando staff October 2018.

At the JCC, Mia helps to sort the mail, scan papers, vacuum the offices, and do any needed clerical work.

At the Jewish Academy of Orlando, Mia assists the children during art class and re-shelves and labels books in the school library.

Mia is a hard worker and a dedicated employee, undertaking assigned tasks with diligence.

Mia has recently shown flexibility when her routine has needed to change and “goes with the flow” in each of her work environments.

At Lunch and Learn, Mia participates and contributes to the discussions.

Through RAISE, Mia is learning the skills needed to find and keep employment in the community.

We are lucky to have Mia on the RAISE team!