Yasmeen knew that becoming self-sufficient was the only way out of her horrible situation. She applied for EXCEL (Excellence through Community Education and Learning), which gave her the skills and confidence to begin a career as a medical administrative assistant at UCSF. See more success stories.
No one tells the story of JVS better than our job seekers. From all walks of life, these hard working individuals have overcome significant obstacles to get on a path toward a successful career.
At JVS we believe the best way out of poverty, is a job. Despite the remarkable growth of the tech industry, inequality is increasing in the Bay Area faster than in any other part of the country. Good jobs at living wages exist, but thousands of people remain...read more
Lombard Auto Body appreciates their win-win partnership with JVS. For more information on employing JVS youth for subsidized internships, contact Kevin Hickey, Director of High School and Bridge programs at firstname.lastname@example.org more
“Life was difficult for me and my boys for a while, but JVS gave me what I needed to lift myself up and find work. My work is so much more than a job — it’s my lifeline.” – Patricia Patricia, a native San Franciscan and mother of three, had a solid job until the...read more
“My path was not straight and narrow. JVS opened doors for me and helped me figure out each step. I’m grateful to have a career that allows me to pay my bills and help my parents.” – Sean Sean knew from a young age that he wanted to work with his hands. He had spent...read more
Some lessons are straight-forward and tangible, and others are more difficult to instill – like knowing the value of a job well-done. Rae proudly delivered the following speech at the completion of his high school summer internship last year. The feelings of...read more
Six months ago, Maya Zitrin, 29, was crossing a stage at City College of San Francisco, a graduate of JVS’s Nursing Refresher program. Yesterday, she started a 10-day training in Nashville, TN for her new job at a healthcare start-up, naviHealth. “The JVS program...read more
For information on how to employ youth through subsidized internships, please contact...read more
“My daughter deserved a better father. I’m determined to become that man, and am grateful to JVS for helping me get on a better path.” – Ariel Ariel’s life was headed in a downward spiral. At the young age of 15 he was too close to the gang environment and started...read more
“I can dream a little bigger now. Working and raising my daughter isn’t easy, but JVS helped me clear a path that I was starting to think didn’t exist. It does exist, and now that I’m on it, there’s no way I’m not going to be successful.” – Cheyanne At 18, Cheyanne...read more
“I never thought it would be difficult to find another job. I was relieved to find JVS and others like me. We learned to face our challenges together.” – Rosanna With 20+ years of work experience, Rosanna never expected to be on the brink of homelessness. In 2007 she...read more