Kay Family Tools for Leaders

The Kay Family Tools for Leaders program is an interactive and dynamic education and development series designed to engage individuals who want to learn more about and get involved at JF&CS. The Program provides the opportunity for participants to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the Agency’s programs, offers networking and personal development opportunities, and encourages participants to explore their future volunteer paths at JF&CS.

To apply or nominate a candidate, please email Meredith Lefkoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The unique curriculum of Tools for Leaders explores the JF&CS service areas over six sessions. Each session will include education, an interactive discussion/activity, and a way to give back to the agency through a small project. The hands-on approach to learning enables participants to develop a deeper understanding of the work that is being done at JF&CS.

By the end of The Kay Family Tools for Leaders series, participants will:

  • Understand the JF&CS mission, vision and values guiding our work
  • Gain knowledge about JF&CS programs and services and their impact on our community
  • Be introduced to our agency’s top leaders and executives
  • Create a plan for continued involvement with JF&CS (based on each participant’s interest level)

We ask that all participants commit to attending at least five of the six sessions, as well as at least one of the two optional team activities. Sessions will run from 7:00-9:00pm, with dinner served at each session beginning at 6:30pm, and will be held at the JF&CS main office, 4549 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. The optional team activity times will vary.

Session 1: February 6 - Introductions, Volunteer mission statement, Agency overview, tour

Session 2: February 22 - Mission, Vision, Strategic Alignment, Collaboration, Impact, Service Area Focus: Careers

Optional Team Activity: March 11 – Volunteer Project

Session 3: March 26 - Budget overview, Value Cards, Service Area Focus: Aviv Older Adults

Session 4: April 23 - Resource Development overview, Storytelling, Service Area Focus: Clinical Services

Optional Team Activity: April 13 – Family Shabbat dinner

Session 5: May 10 - Service Area Focus: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Service Area Focus: Ben Massell Dental Clinic, Role of a lay leader at JF&CS

Session 6: May 17 - What will your journey at JF&CS be? Feedback about program