Stephen F. Austin State University


Professional and Community Organization for Students

Jack's Council on Family Relations (JCFR) is a student affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

JCFR's 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's Local Adopted Organization

The Solid Foundation located here in Nacogdoches, TX 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.

Fall Semester Special Project

Each fall semester JCFR has a commitment to conduct a special project to further serve local families.

Families are adopted to receive a complete Thanksgiving meal, plus additional items including special toys for the children and family games. Other activities include, but are not limited to: 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 during the 2010-2011 academic year.

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 faculty and students have had the opporutnity to present a combination of their work in the community whether current research or ongoing community projects.

JCFR is a student affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations. The National Council on Family Relations is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.