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

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 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

Paul Family

The Paul Family Our family supports the JVS Scholarship Program for the great work they […] read more

Tom and Robbi Schiff

JVS SoCal is a nonprofit that provides hope and opportunity to people through job training, career-building […] read more

Herb Weinberg

YOU ARE INVITED to join Polly and me in celebrating my 85th birthday on St. […] 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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