Work Transformed Her Life

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.

Patricia, UCSF

“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...

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Nursing Grad Goes Techie

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...

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Rosanna, UCSF

“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...

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