Her story is representative of so many people who struggled to find work during the Great Recession. Years later, the stigma of long-term unemployment set-in, but luckily she found JVS.
No one tells the story of JVS better than our job seekers and employer partners. At the Strictly Business Awards Luncheon, we honor inspiring individuals and Bay Area companies with awards for “Employee of the Year” and “Business Leadership Award.” Learn about their accomplishments below and see how work transforms lives.
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
John Muir Health is an example of a training program JVS designed in response to the company's need for administrative positions. The participants graduated the program as qualified candidates and were also steeped in the John Muir Health mission and commitment to...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 email@example.com 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
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
“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