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MAX Interpersonal Career Coaching is an innovative, fully-inclusive, program for young Jewish adults within the Workforce Development department at Jewish Family Services in Columbus. MAX serves individuals with Social Cognitive deficits, and has recently celebrated 2 years in operation; through the generosity and vision of local philanthropists. 

MAX has successfully placed 19 individuals into full time, benefited employment, and 8 individuals into part time employment while completing school. That's 27 people employed, through a very nontraditional approach, in just 24 months! Most remarkably, after 1 year on the job 100% of MAXers are still working! MAXers are not just getting jobs, they are keeping jobs... and breaking so many stereotypes! Check out the video here.

The good news: more nonprofits are taking performance measurement seriously. We had a standing-room-only crowd for our workshop on "Demystifying Performance Measurement" at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network conference. Whether we're drawn into it by the public fascination with "big data," by pressure from funders, or-ideally- because we genuinely want to understand how we're doing and how we could do better, the conversation is getting real.

Stephen Pratt, Partner, Director of Advisory Services presented with Marc Jacobs, CEO of Jewish Family Services of Metrowest. Continue reading here. 

You're on the Performance Measurement Train. Now what? November 16, 2015, rootcause.org, by Stephen Prat

After more than 70 years in obscurity, the diary of a Polish teenage girl which was found at Auschwitz in 1945 has been revealed for the first time.
Originally published by the Jewish Family & Children's Services of San Francisco's Holocaust Center in partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica, the newly edited and revised edition of Rywka's Diary has now been published by Harper Collins in the U.S. The book has also been translated and published in many other countries. See the press release about Rywka's Diary.

The newly discovered diary, written in the Lodz ghetto during World War II, is an astonishing historical document and a moving tribute to the many ordinary people whose lives where forever altered by the Holocaust. Accompanied by rich background materials, the book is destined to become an important source of inspiration for students of the Holocaust around the world.

Read more here.