Jobs. Vision. Success.
Stories from an Innovative Nonprofit and the People Who Make it Work
It’s often said it’s not what you know, but who you know, and in the case of Branesha Julene Clay, getting to know JVS SoCal has been life-changing. Branesha is a single mom of two teenage daughters, 16-year-old Shamara and 15-year-old Diamond…read more
Veterans in Southern California seeking employment services through JVS SoCal’s workforce development programs will gain access and insight into Heroes Linked®, an innovative online platform…read more
JVS SoCal raised nearly $830,000 to support our workforce training and placement programs in Southern California, breaking all previous fundraising records for the agency’s annual dinner.read more
Army veteran Richard Rodriguez experienced the outdoors like he never had before. For over four hours, he practiced a new sport in the company of fellow Veterans.read more
In our Refugee Employment and Acculturation Services (REAS) program, virtually every staff member has experienced the challenges of navigating the immigration system, overcoming language barriers, and finding employment.read more
When Hanna Tverdokhlib received an early morning call on February 24, she knew it was time to drive to the hospital. Her client needed her by her side. Hanna is a certified Doula who provides expectant mothers with physical, emotional, and informational support.read more
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the vital role women play in providing healing and promoting hope, this year’s official Women’s History Month theme.read more
As Black History Month comes to a close, we are shining the spotlight on two African American public officials, mayors Aja Brown and Tom Bradley. These two local city leaders challenged expectations and helped the communities they served to grow and thrive.read more
In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting the incredible legacy of Maggie Lena Walker, whose vision of equity and independence defied the conditions of her time, paving the way for progress in her community and generations to come.read more
Since 1931, JVS SoCal has been helping individuals with barriers to employment find meaningful careers. One of the ways we do this is through our JVSWorks® career training programs, which provide job seekers with the skills, resources, and guidance they need to jumpstart a new career in four growing industries…read more
In celebration of National Mentoring Month, we are highlighting JVS SoCal’s long-standing WoMentoring program, which has had a multiplier effect in the community. When Thuy Nguyen arrived in the U.S. in 2019, she faced obstacles that made her wonder if she could ever become the person she was meant to be…read more
Professional networking is not something that comes easily to most people, especially today, when public events are discouraged, and human contact has decreased due to covid-19 pandemic. Intentionally facilitating these connections can be a life changer for women…read more
In recognition and support for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month initiative, we spoke with Robin Davis-Moreno, Supervisor of JVS SoCal’s Disability and Assessment program.read more
America’s Job Centers of California Operated by JVS SoCal and Community Career Development (CCD) Partner to Assist Job Seekers Impacted by War on DrugsLos Angeles, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019 – JVS SoCal and CCD, operators of America’s Job […] read more
Program Description: Job seekers and businesses…read more
Los Angeles (January 14, 2019) — JVS SoCal is honored…read more
Barrier-Breaking Women Justine Siegal, Michaela Mendelsohn and Susan Feniger to Address “Resilience: The Strength of Women” at the 2018 JVS Women’s Leadership Network ConferenceLos Angeles (Oct 2018) — Over 500 women will gather at the JVS Women’s Leadership […] read more
Jobs. Vision. Success.
Thriving communities with hope and economic opportunity for all
Founded in 1931, JVS SoCal is a nonprofit, non-sectarian social service agency, providing job training, career services, mentoring and placement assistance to diverse and multicultural populations, transforming lives and empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. With over 20 locations throughout Southern California, JVS SoCal currently services 40,000 to 50,000 clients annually in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Orange counties.