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What’s Next: Discovering My Child has a Disability

By Andrea Fenwick  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 children, or about 17% of children from ages 3 to 17, have one or more developmental disabilities. Being a parent is difficult enough, but when you discover your child might have a disability, your journey as a parent goes from difficult to extremely …

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Ignite with Ignite

By Lizzy Solovey   While many of us hoped turning the corner into 2021 would magically fix the problems caused by the 2020 pandemic, the hard truth is that people are still battling unemployment (January’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics claims the unemployment rate of 6.7 percent has not changed since December), people are still seeking …

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Let’s Talk About Money – First Thing’s First

Let’s talk about money.   Welcome to financial wellness.   This is the first blog in a series that we are really excited to introduce – for you, your family, and your future. It is part of a larger initiative here at Jewish Community Services to broaden the conversation about how we see ourselves, how we make choices, and how we can start or continue to enhance …

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Do Employers Care About Your Age during the Age of Coronavirus? 

By Lizzy Solovey   Age has surfaced as a recurring theme in recent career coaching sessions. As the pandemic changes the way we job hunt, it’s only natural to wonder whether how old we are will affect our ability to secure work.  Ranging from “I’m too young and inexperienced” to “I’m too old and not tech-savvy …

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My Contact with A Tracer

By M.E. Fine   I recently interviewed former JCS client, Serena (not her real name), who was hired this summer as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer with Baltimore County. Serena graciously shared insights about this important community service and provided general information regarding working remotely.  Can you describe what a Contact Tracer does?   I work from …

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Admitting a Mistake May Be a Prudent Career Move 

By Sherri Sacks   It happens to everyone at some point.  You realize you have made a huge mistake at your job. We can all relate to that sinking feeling you get in the pit of your stomach.  You start scrambling to fix it, and you think, “Maybe I can correct it without my boss ever knowing. Should I speak up and admit my mistake?”   While it may feel easy to tell yourself, “Nope, I don’t have …

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Telling Your Boss, “You’re Wrong”- and Surviving

By Sherri Sacks  Of the many hard conversations you must have at work, quite possibly the hardest is the one when you know your manager has erred and you have to tell her or him.  In that conversation, you must balance a lot of interpersonal dynamics, from managing up and communicating your point of view …

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