Jacks Council on Family Relations, also known as JCFR, is a Student Affiliate of NCFR (National Council on Family Relations). Their focus is to build networks and help families within the community by learning from each other and professionals within related fields of study. Their mission has both a service and professionalism emphasis.
JCFR has adopted the Solid Foundation Association, a local organization that provides after school tutoring, mentoring, and other activities that provide underserved children with social and academic enrichment. Members of JCFR participate weekly as tutors and mentors for the children. This not only gives members the opportunity to gain professional development experience, but it also gives them a sense of accomplishment by helping the community.
JCFR has a commitment to conduct a special project each fall to further serve local families. Each family adopted receives a complete Thanksgiving meal, plus additional items including special toys for the children and family games. Other activities include weekly study sessions, Relay for Life, Square on the Square, and various activities with Head Start. JCFR received a Silver President's Volunteer Service Award for volunteering over 500 service hours throughout the year of 2010-2011.
JCFR members have represented Stephen F. Austin State University in professional settings such as the Annual Conferences of National Council on Family Relations and Texas Council on Family Relations, where they have presented at both conferences.
For more information regarding the Jacks Council on Family Relations, please contact: Dr. Shelia Lumar (email@example.com).
JCFR is a student affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations.