John had a successful career in financial services and technology, until a horrific accident nearly killed him. After seven years of recovery, he joined JVS’s Salesforce Administrator training to update his skills, become a Salesforce Certified Administrator and gain hands-on experience with a paid fellowship at KQED. Today he works for MDLIVE, a leading telehealth provider.
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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.
For Rosalind school had always been a challenge and she felt like an outsider. As a child of immigrants, English was not her first language and she struggled with reading and writing, which led to low confidence. She dreamed of being able to contribute to her family...read more
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
Patricia, a native San Franciscan and mother of three, had a solid job until the recession hit. She witnessed her office shut down piece by piece when operations – and her job – moved overseas. Initially, she was not worried; she was a Navy veteran with over 25 years...read more
Sean knew from a young age that he wanted to work with his hands. He had spent countless hours learning from his father and helping his family’s curtain installation business in San Francisco. School didn’t interest him much, and skipping classes were the norm during...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
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 selling drugs. By 17, he had been in and out of the juvenile justice system over nine times. His life-changing moment came during one of his...read more
At 18, Cheyanne was pregnant and working at a grocery store. Her family was leaving the Bay Area, leaving Cheyanne struggling to get into school and find a place to live. The odds were heavily stacked against her, and she knew something had to change. She liked the...read more