The program educates participants on the programs and services of JF&CS as well as additional Atlanta community organizations, while providing hands-on volunteer experiences and exposure to seasoned Atlanta leaders. It is a unique and one-of-a kind opportunity for approximately 15 young professionals to develop leadership skills through engagement in community service.
The program is comprised of six sessions running from February to May 2018. In order to ensure a comprehensive experience, participants are required to attend at least five of the six sessions. Session one is mandatory.
Session 1: Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Welcome Dinner & Interactive Leadership Conversation with Dr. Ramie Tritt, prominent philanthropist and entrepreneur, and Rick Aranson, CEO of JF&CS.
Location: Home of Joyce and Ramie Tritt, Buckhead
Session 2: Sunday, February 18, 2:00 –5:00 pm: Leadership Styles Discussion and JF&CS Overview
Location: JF&CS, Dunwoody
Session 3: Sunday, March 4, 1:00 – 4:00 pm: PAL Wacky Olympics – a field day with the PAL Program, the only Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program in Atlanta
Location: Davis Academy, Dunwoody
Session 4: Sunday, April 8, 2:00 – 5:00 pm: A Day Volunteering with JF&CS’ Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program, a program to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities live as independently as possible.
Location: Name of House, Austell
Session 5: Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm–: Importance of Volunteerism Discussion and Ben Massell Dental Clinic (BMDC) Tour and Overview
Location: BMDC, Midtown
Session 6: Monday, 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm: End of Program Celebration with Leadership Panel and a Volunteer Fair.
Location: JF&CS, Dunwoody
The program also matches participants with alumni of The Ramie A. Tritt Family Foundation Volunteers In Action Leadership Program to give participants the chance to connect with young adults who are active in the Atlanta community and JF&CS. In addition, there will be optional Happy Hours throughout the program to get to know your fellow participants.
This is a community service based leadership program at Jewish Family & Career Services that will provide participants with hands on experiences and connect you with prominent leaders in Atlanta. We will focus on being active in the community and explore how community service and philanthropy can help you develop as a leader.
The Ramie A. Tritt Family Foundation Volunteers in Action Leadership Program consists of 5 sessions running from February to April 2016. In order to ensure a comprehensive experience, we request that you attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions listed below, with session 1 being mandatory.
- Review the program details below.
- Check the session dates on your calendar.
- Fill out and return the application by December 18 to Jackie Nix. Accepted participants will be notified by January 15.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Session 1: Welcome Dinner & Interactive Leadership Conversation with Dr. Ramie Tritt, prominent philanthropist and entrepreneur, and Rick Aranson, CEO of JF&CS. (At Joyce and Ramie Tritt’s Home, Buckhead, Atlanta)
Sunday March 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm (meet at 11:30 am to carpool down) – Session 3: A Day Volunteering at Camp Twin Lakes, a collaborative partner with JF&CS’ Developmental Disabilities Services(Rutledge, GA)
Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm– Session 5: Wine & Cheese Celebration at Ben Massell Dental Clinic, Atlanta’s only free comprehensive dental clinic for patients who cannot afford care (Midtown, Atlanta)
The program will also provide a mentorship opportunity where participants will be paired with a JF&CS board member to develop a relationship with a leader in the community. You will also have the opportunity to get to know your fellow participants at voluntary happy hours.