Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) August 8, 2006
Jeffrey N. Zisselman, is President and CEO of Thornhill Financial Corporation, (http://www.EstatePlanningTaxes.com), a local Santa Clara wealth advisory firm that assists affluent clients in income tax and advanced estate planning issues. Every day, Jeffrey Zisselman gets to work and does an incredible job for the people he works for. But these days, Jeff has added on some additional responsibilities to his already time consuming and busy schedule.
"Every year, millions of people go back to work in September, after labor day weekend and the end of summer, and they don't even think about what else is happening in the world around them. Most people engross themselves in their work and achieve great success. To me, the definition of great success means not only helping yourself, but helping out your family, friends and local community," says the just turned 40 Zisselman.
Zisselman hails from New York, NY, and states he was raised to help others. He comes from a very warm and giving family who not only are charitable givers, but also hands-on volunteers. "My father, Isaac Zisselman, before he passed away, used to always teach us a good deed done with your bare hands weighs more than just giving from your wallet," remembers Jeffrey. That's why as soon as he landed here in Santa Clara, he wanted to find an organization that he could really put his expertise into. With a legal and financial background, who would be better than Jeffrey N. Zisselman (http://www.JeffreyNZisselman.com) to give advice to homeless youth.
The Bill Wilson Center assists young people aging out of foster care. It's sort of a gray area when kids are too old for help that they really need, and too young for the real world. These kids need jobs and also need help and advice on common things most people take for granted. Getting a job, saving money, and spending money wisely is not something you learn in school or in most foster care situations. The Bill Wilson Center focuses on this deserving population and keeps them out of trouble.
According to a 1999 study of youth in foster care in San Diego, (A Welfare Reform: Homelessness-Foster Care Connection, Home for the Homeless, New York 1999), approximately one-third of foster children become dependent on welfare. In addition, foster children are more likely to become homeless as adults. Jeffrey N. Zisselman knows he can help and that's why he became involved.
"I feel I bring a lot to the table considering not only my professional background, but my personal love for fitness and long distance running in particular. I think its really encouraging to these kids not only to see a professional but also to see someone with other interests out of the work place."
Zisselman is a firm believer in not only working on your education and mind, but also your physical and social self. Jeff adds, "In order to be a complete healthy person, you really need to work on the whole being, not just one aspect of life."
The Bill Wilson Center is committed to working with the community to ensure that every youth has access to the variety of services needed to grow to be healthy and self-sufficient adults. Through the years, Bill Wilson Center has helped youth make positive changes in their lives. With an emphasis on youth development, Bill Wilson Center programs focus on building self-confidence and developing personal assets. With these tools, youth can permanently change the direction of their lives. Their mission is to support and strengthen the community by serving youth and families through counseling, housing, education, and advocacy. Bill Wilson Center serves over 10,000 clients in Santa Clara County annually.
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