WEST HARTFORD – The Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford (JFS) to support the Jewish Employment Transition Services (JETS) Program.
“This program provides unemployed people with supportive services including free resume writing assistance, job coaching, interview preparation, money coaching, and emotional support,” said Marlon Shields, manager of Liberty Bank’s West Hartford branch. “It really helps people in tough situations get back on their feet.”
“Jewish Family Services is very grateful for the generous support from the Liberty Bank Foundation,” said JFS Executive Director Anne M. Danaher. “Our Jewish Employment Transition Services (JETS) will be able to continue to serve the community with innovative, cutting edge re-employment information and support. JETS is now the largest job networking program in Connecticut and we could not have achieved this milestone without the support of the Liberty Bank Foundation. Our services remain available to all in our local communities who are impacted by unemployment. We are now better able to respond to this ongoing community need.”
Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest mutual bank, with more than 48 banking offices throughout the state. Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded more than $8.7 million in grants to local nonprofits.
CAP: Marlon Shields presents a Liberty Bank Foundation grant check to Anne Danaher.