Framingham, MA – May 15, 2020 –

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 grant provided through the 25th Anniversary Grant Program from the Foundation for MetroWest in partnership with MathWorks.  This grant will allow JFS to continue its provision of family assistance and youth development services to vulnerable children and families at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Framingham.

The neighborhoods surrounding the Wilson School represent some of Framingham’s most at-risk and highest-need residents. 75% of Wilson students qualify for free or reduced lunch and 80% mark the number of students for whom English is not their first language. The Wilson School has the lowest income level in the entire city of Framingham; over 55% percent of the school is considered economically disadvantaged.  To learn more about the Homework Dinner Program of Pathways to Academic Growth, Empowerment and Success (PAGES), call 508-875-3100 or visit

The Foundation for MetroWest highlighted JFS’ video on April 24th, 2020:

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest from Foundation for MetroWest on Vimeo.


About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software.  MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation.  Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multi-domain and embedded engineering systems.  Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries.  MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions.  Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 5,000 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.  For additional information, visit

About Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region.  We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents.  Since the inception, the Foundation has granted $19 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $26 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.  To learn more, please visit

About JFS of Metrowest

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with over 5,000 people within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, targeting at-risk families, individuals, immigrants, and elders aging in place. Dedicated to accelerating social, academic and health equity, JFS is:

  • Increasing the ability of frail elders to maximize independence and quality of life as they navigate the challenges that come with aging
  • Accelerating academic achievement and pathways to college for low-income and first-generation students
  • Providing safety, hope and opportunity for refugees victimized by world conflict
  • Advancing equity with comprehensive assistance that empowers immigrant families to succeed
  • Reducing poverty in our community with case management, basic needs assistance and employment readiness support
  • Building families through adoption

JFS provides the tools to meet life’s obstacles to stabilize during a crisis and optimally achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen lives, improve wellbeing, and build a stronger community. JFS’ sound fiscal management practices have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about JFS, visit or click to view the 2019 Report to the Community.


Media Contact:

JFS of Metrowest
Amanda Coughlin
Senior Director, Operations & Revenue Programs
508-875-3100 x340,

Framingham, MA, USA