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.
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
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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
“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
“I’m so glad I found JVS. They gave me and my family new life.” – Elisabeth In the Ivory Coast, Elisabeth’s future as a physician and a public health professional was bright. She had accomplished so much already as the Chief of the Hematology Unit and HIV Project...read more
While the national employment rate is rising, the middle class is shrinking. Despite reports that more Americans are missing car loan payments and department stores likes JCPenney and Macy’s are closing nation-wide, more people seem to be working than before the Great...read more
We always love when JVS interns knock it out of the park! Here’s a letter from Brian F. Ronquillo, Training Coordinator at John Muir Health, recognizing JVS interns for their incredible work over the past four months. Dear JVS Program Graduates, First and foremost, I...read more
“I now understand how to take care of myself in order to help someone else. We’ve learned dedication, commitment, responsibility. We’ve learned how to be on time, conservative, a team player, active, and most of all, we’ve learned that we can do anything when we are...read more
In and out of workshops, JVS job seekers have learned that an authentic “thank you” is essential to building professional relationships. Expressed in the right way, gratitude can turn into a job opportunity – even in the most unexpected places. This week, 19 JVS job...read more
Employees of the Year – 6 months later Just six months ago, three inspiring individuals received awards in front of over 1,000 Bay Area business and community leaders. Each overcame incredible obstacles with the help of JVS, and we’re so proud of their achievements....read more