Strictly Business Awards Luncheon

JVS believes that the best way to fight poverty is a job – and not just any job – a good job. On May 3, 2018, we gathered nearly 1,000 business and community leaders to celebrate what’s possible when people are able to build skills for in-demand jobs and transform their lives. With more than one million people in our Bay Area community struggling to survive on less than $30,000 a year, JVS is needed now more than ever.

Through the stories of Peter, Erica and Carlos, we saw how work can transform lives.

Thank you to every individual and sponsor that helped us to raise more than $1M to help more people in our community build skills and find work.

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Employee of the Year Award Winners

We honored the hard work of our job seekers with a coveted Employee of the Year award: Erica (UCSF), Carlos (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission) and Peter (Dayspring Technologies.) These individuals overcame incredible odds to build skills, find work and transform their lives.

Watch videos about our honorees.


Business Leadership Award Winner

Kaiser Permanente was one of JVS’s first partners to replicate and expand JVS’s refresher training for certified Medical Assistants. The company has gone above and beyond to give JVS candidates the training, experience and connections JVS job seekers needed to secure positions at Kaiser.

Our Sponsors

Strictly Business sponsors receive benefits and prominent recognition for their generosity. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 luncheon, get in touch with us.



Date: May 3, 2018

Registration & Networking: 11:15am

Luncheon: 12pm – 1:30pm

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel | 780 Mission Street

Event Chair: Wendy Kesser