The Need Since 2010, TBJL has been a supportive community where people gain relevant jobsearch and career transition skills, helping them find employment to sustain themselves and their families. Professional career coaches work with clients 1:1 and in workshops to guide them through the job-search process. Our approach is holistic and high touch as we work with each client to minimize or eliminate barriers to employment. Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the demand for our services has increased dramatically as individuals in our community face uncertainties from job loss, income reduction, and the inability to make ends meet. Clients need hope, encouragement, community connection, current job-search tools, updated self-marketing materials, social media networking proficiency, virtual interview preparation, and more.

Fund Use TBJL needs funding to increase capacity to provide professional and comprehensive career transition services, mental health counseling, and referral to emergency services for clients, many who have lost jobs due to COVID-19. With the support of individuals and foundations, we will be able to serve 60% more 1:1 career coaching clients and an unlimited number of interactive video-conferencing participants in 2020 over 2019. Funds will be used to support and scale:

• Intake & initial consultation of new clients
• Weekly 1:1 client career coaching sessions
• Development and presentation of video-conferencing programs on topics i.e., managing change and transition, building resilience, identifying transferable
skills, behavioral & virtual interviews
• Short-term mental health counseling
• Referral to community partners for financial, housing, food, and crisis assistance

To make a donation, please follow the steps below.

To pay via check: please make check out to: TOP Jewish Foundation, and include: TampaBay-Job-Links in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to: TOP Jewish Foundation, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625

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Please note that your online donation will be lessened by the transaction fees charged by the credit card company. To avoid paying these fees, please consider mailing a check payable to TOP Jewish Foundation at 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33609