Monthly Archives: August 2009

Study: Volunteerism falling during recession

A new study released by the National Conference on Citizenship finds that Americans are reducing their volunteerism during the current recession. 72 percent of respondents say they have cut back on time engaged in civic participation. 66 percent of Americans … Continue reading

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Men’s Wearhouse recruits nonprofits to distribute donated professional attire

Men’s Wearhouse is working to bring some relief to men who are currently seeking employment by holding its second annual National Suit Drive. The retailer is calling on citizens across the country to donate their gently-used professional attire at any … Continue reading

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Volunteers share their stories during Health Week

As the summer began, President Obama encouraged citizens across the nation to take part in an initiative called United We Serve (UWS). The idea behind the initiative is that citizens can contribute to the economic recovery through meaningful volunteer service. … Continue reading

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Ten Easy Steps Toward Professionalism

By Ashley N. Kasprzak, JVA Senior Associate I have the good fortune to work with caring, hardworking people across the state. They all share a common value: helping improve people’s lives. I love the passion and joy people exhibit when … Continue reading

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JVA Consulting and the Rose Community Foundation to host career event for boomers

JVA Consulting and the Rose Community Foundation have partnered in an effort to bring guidance to community members who are seeking employment or a career change.  The Boomers Career and Networking Fair, which will take place at the JVA Denver … Continue reading

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Colorado’s child poverty growth leads nation

The number of Colorado children living in poverty increased by more than 88,000, or 85 percent, between 2000 and 2007, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. According to a Denver Post article, this makes Colorado … Continue reading

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JVA Job Openings…

We  just posted two job openings today, both involving community-based research. One is entry level, and the other a senior position. We are looking for high-energy researchers who love community-based research, want to work in partnership with community, and who … Continue reading

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Bridgespan study shows funding challenges for rural nonprofits

Rural nonprofits lag behind their urban counterparts in funding from the federal government, private foundations and corporations and are less able to help disadvantaged residents in their communities, a new report from the Bridgespan Group finds. Funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, … Continue reading

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