Jennifer Livovich, Founding Director of Feet Forward: “Changing Homelessness Because It Changed Me”
6:00 pm Shabbat Service, followed by Presentation and dinner catered by Cohen’s Cuisine Catering
Jennifer feels compelled to be of service to her community because of her own experience in chronic homelessness in Boulder, where she spent five years sleeping in various public spaces. This experience taught her what community looks like and feels like. Although she wanted to give back to her community, there was literally no opportunity for her to do that because the stigma of homelessness follows people even after they are no longer homeless. And so she founded Feet Forward, a nonprofit Boulder-based organization, in the spring of 2020. Her mission? To change homelessness because it changed her. That has meant breaking stigmas and also creating new approaches to end homelessness derived from the lived experience of people who have been there and done that.
Jennifer is currently a senior at Colorado State University on the cusp of graduating with an undergraduate degree in Human Services. She is an active member of Boulder’s Housing Advisory Board and was recently appointed to the Boulder Police Department’s Community Oversight Panel. Her commitment to the community extends to the state level where she also sits on the Department of Local Affairs Lived Experience Advisory Panel.
Please consider donating to Feet Forward (https://donorbox.org/feetforwardboco) or dropping off travel size toothpaste or RTD local or regional tickets when you attend Jennifer’s event. There will be a basket inside the entrance at Bonai Shalom on the night of May 6. For more information on buying RTD tickets online, please go to: https://www.rtdonlinestore.com/ (Please note that these are physical tickets that will be mailed to your home.)
Shabbat services begin at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner and Jennifer’s presentation. Dinner: $24 per person.
Register HERE by May 4.