Do Great work:
Partner with us.

By choosing to work with The Amster Center, you are directly supporting the feeding, caring, supporting, and transporting of those in your community who need it.  

You can partner with us in a number of ways:  

  • Choose us for your organization’s training and development programs
  • Hire our foreign language interpreters and translators
  • Add your talent or trainings to our offerings 
  • Become a corporate partner
  • Become a non-profit partner
  • Lend your name and support
  • Invest your time or money 
  • Contribute your expertise and ideas
  • Refer those in need to THRIVE Counseling
  • Refer Older Adults and Caregivers in Washtenaw County to WISEChoice for customized care-management and coordination.
  • Rent office spacing or parking spaces at 2245 S. State Street
  • Hire our Nourish Catering to support your next meeting or event
  • Inquire about our new Kitchen Incubator to use for your business, event or training

You can also help us daily by promoting the Amster Center to your contacts, and by attending Amster Center and Jewish Family Services (JFS) events.

Zingerman’s Community of Business (ZCOB) came to the Amster Center requesting help developing material to enhance their own internal diversity and cultural sensitivity training program for staff.

The Amster Center designed and delivered two customized training sessions for Zingerman’s staff in the area of cultural sensitivity, followed by a third session in which we consulted Zingerman’s leadership as they created their own in-house program. 

“It’s as though they’re an unofficial branch of our organization.” – Robby Griswold, Community Partnerships Coordinator and Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

The Amster Center created a special program for Retirement Income Solutions that they offered to their clients, rather than to staff. The training, focused on issues related to aging, drew a large crowd and allowed RIS a new opportunity to interact with their clientele and prospects in an evening workshop format.

In 2014, The Bank of Ann Arbor implemented a company-wide Wellness Program and complimented the offering with customized curriculum, via Amster Center training sessions, for all Bank employees.

The Amster Center continues to be the bank’s trusted providor of prfessional trainings.


The Amster Center’s mindfulness instructor delivered our “Introduction to Mindfulness” training to over 100 Jiffy employees, ranging from executive staff to factory line workers and stretching over seven sessions to cover all hourly work shifts, and the results were overwhelming:

Jiffy employees provided feedback indicating that they value mindfulness and found these skills extremely useful to being more present and productive in both their professional and personal lives. Our trainer introduced the concept of Mindfulness, taught participants how a mindfulness practice can benefit both mental and physical health, thereby improving quality of life, and introduced simple mindful meditation exercises.

What our clients are saying...

“We are known for great service. And we are working with the Amster Center to develop training that will more clearly lay out for our staff members, culturally competent, great service for the community.”

Robbie Griswold, Community Partnerships Coordinator and Diversity
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

What our clients are saying...

“Having access to someone who knows the availability of services was extremely valuable to me.”

BoAA trainee at Caregiving training
Bank of Ann Arbor

What our clients are saying...

“I wish it was mandatory to have these mindfulness classes.”

trainee at Mindfulness for Busy Professionals (Including but not Limited to Stressed Attorneys)

What our clients are saying...

Having this basic information presented at work is helpful for those suffering in silence, while also opening up others to give support .”

 trainee at What Everyone Should Know about Anxiety and Depression
Chelsea Milling Company

Get in touch.


If you are a business or community leader looking for support, an investor or a volunteer, we would love to be in touch.

The Herb Amster Center is a division of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State St., Ste 200 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-0209

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