Jobs. Vision. Success.

Stories from an Innovative Nonprofit and the People Who Make it Work

JVS SoCal Expands Refugee Partnership With LA County

The recent motion by the chair of the LA County Board of Supervisors, Sup. Hahn, awarding additional funding to JVS SoCal for Refugee Employment and Acculturation Services is a clear statement of how they value refugees and asylees…

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Regina Lucas: From Inner City Struggle to Independence

At 21 years old and with a baby on the way, Regina Lucas saw social services as a bridge that could take her away from a life of misfortunes and into a stable situation in which she could thrive. But growing up in the 90s in South Central, Los Angeles, the odds of overcoming hardship seemed to stack against her…

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JVS SoCal Announces Jeff Carr as Next Chief Executive

JVS SoCal is pleased to announce that Jeff Carr has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the agency. He joins the agency after having most recently served as the Chief Executive for Albertina Kerr Centers, a prominent human services agency in Oregon…

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JVS Scholarship 50th Anniversary

For the last five decades this unique program has provided scholarships to Jewish students in need, who are attending colleges, universities, graduate schools, and vocational and religious training. It’s a fantastic legacy of service to our diverse community…

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Meet Branesha: “It’s Who You Know, and I know JVS”

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…

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JVSWorks® Helps Job Seekers Launch New Careers

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…

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The Multiplier Effect of Mentoring

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…

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Juneteenth Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) is a day to […] read more

Refugee Day

World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping […] read more

Diversity Month

April is Diversity Month, a time to recognize and celebrate other cultures and populations. This […] read more

Black History Month

The Celebration Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and […] 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.


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