Work is a passion for Stephanie Koch, a local Jewish community member who serves on the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board.
“I believe that employment and work is a conduit for self-sufficiency. It empowers people to provide for themselves and their families and to create healthy communities through it. Once people climb that ladder, communities thrive,” said Koch, who works at JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia, serving as its senior vice president of strategic and business development.
Koch, who helped to start the local Jewish Federation’s Jewish Business Network, recently received the Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Award along with her husband, Dan, managing partner at Seashore Wealth Management in Northfield and a former board member for both the Margate JCC and local Jewish Federation.
For Koch, job creation is a form of tikun olam. Her Jewish values and upbringing inspired her to pursue a career in social work, and her passion for job creation brought her to her current work with JEVS Human Services. Read more about Stephanie and her work with youth employment in this article from Jewish Community Voice.