Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Where Diversity is Embraced and Pathways are Created.

JVS SoCal fosters and sustains a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our commitment is to ensure all stakeholders have access to resources and opportunities to develop, contribute and grow.

JVS SoCal has a 90-year history of serving multi-cultural and disadvantaged communities and advocating on issues of public policy that impact the individuals we serve. 

 

We are also committed to building a more vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture for our workforce.  Our team members are our greatest asset so it is our imperative to create an environment in which all employees are included, treated with respect, and are presented with opportunities to contribute and grow.

We recognize that we have a long way to go, have a lot of work to do, and much to learn.  But we are committed to continued and progressive betterment. 

    66%

    of the  JVS SoCal staff is composed of people of color

    More than  75%

    of our staff identify as female

    25%

    of Senior Leadership are women

    38%

    of Senior Leadership are
    people of color

    27%

    of our staff are Veterans

    More than  73%

    of our staff are minorities

    Veterans are part of our Culture

     

    JVS SoCal created the innovative Veterans First program, with the generous support of public and private donors. Many of our team members are veterans themselves and together, we are uniquely qualified to assist you in the transition from the military to the civilian workplace.

    Veterans are part of our Culture

     

    JVS SoCal created the innovative Veterans First program, with the generous support of public and private donors. Many of our team members are veterans themselves and together, we are uniquely qualified to assist you in the transition from the military to the civilian workplace.

    Immigrants are part
    of our History

     

    JVS SoCal implemented unconscious bias training sessions for all staff members to help foster a more inclusive culture.

    Immigrants are part
    of our History

     

    JVS SoCal implemented unconscious bias training sessions for all staff members to help foster a more inclusive culture.

    LGBTQ is part
    of our Strength

     

    JVS SoCal proudly partners with TransCanWork, a nonprofit committed to providing career services for gender diverse populations and workplace inclusivity training for employers. 

    LGBTQ is part
    of our Strength

     

    JVS SoCal proudly partners with TransCanWork, a nonprofit committed to providing career services for gender diverse populations and workplace inclusivity training for employers. 

    Racial and Ethnic Equality is our Goal

    We are committed to providing opportunities for learning, community building and celebrating diversity.

    Racial and Ethnic Equality is our Goal

    We are committed to providing opportunities for learning, community building and celebrating diversity.

    Monthly Celebrations

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 23, 2021

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on the values that heritage instills upon us. As a Latina immigrant, one thing I constantly heard growing up in a Los Angeles Latino household was: “Échale ganas, m’hija,” a phrase I believe engenders how we are as a people —Unstoppable. Learn More

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    Refugee Day

    June 20, 2021

    Refugee Day

    World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution. Many activities held on World Refugee Day create opportunities to support refugees. LEARN MORE

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    Juneteenth

    June 9, 2021

    Juneteenth (also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day) is a day to honor and celebrate liberation. It was 156 years ago on June 19, 1865 that all Americans became free from slavery (despite the Emancipation Proclamation occurring two years prior). Today, the holiday is about celebrating Black culture, history and life, bringing people together to honor all those who came before us and fought for the rights and privileges we hold today.

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    LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration

    June 1, 2021

    LGBTQIA+ Pride Celebration

    Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQIA+ people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969. As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants. LEARN MORE

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    Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 6, 2021

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Learn More.

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    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 4, 2021

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and…

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    Jewish American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2021

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    Every year, by Presidential Proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. Learn more.

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    Armenian History Month

    April 10, 2021

    Armenian History Month

    The Board of Supervisors recognizes the vast contribution of the Armenian community to our county’s economy and culture and chose April to celebrate their rich history. During Armenian History Month, L.A. County  celebrates the culture and heritage of the Armenian people worldwide and their contributions to our society as well as recognize the dark days of the Armenian Genocide.

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    Diversity Month

    April 6, 2021

    Diversity Month

    April is Diversity Month, a time to recognize and celebrate other cultures and populations. This month, take time to recognize the diversity in your workplace, school or home. By celebrating the unique cultures, backgrounds and traditions of others, we can gain a greater appreciation for the diversity that surrounds us. Learn more.

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    César Chávez Day

    March 31, 2021

    César Chávez Day

    Cesar Chavez was born on March 31st 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. His family had moved to Northern California to work as migrant farm workers after losing their land in the great depression. He served in the US navy for two years at the end of the Second World War, returning to work on farms until 1952, when he became involved with the Community Service Organization, a Latino civil…

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    Women’s History Month

    March 8, 2021

    Women’s History Month

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality. Learn…

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    Employee Appreciation Day

    March 5, 2021

    Employee Appreciation Day

    Employee Appreciation Day is an official holiday observed on the first Friday in March. It is a day for companies to thank their employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee. Many publications such as Inc. magazine, Forbes, and Boston.com, are writing about the holiday to remind employers to recognize and reward employee effort and to offer tips for building a stronger corporate culture through appreciation. Showing employees appreciation can result in a company’s higher retention rate, not only increasing the productivity of employees but the company as a whole.

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    Black History Month

    February 1, 2021

    Black History Month

    Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history. More information click here.

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    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    January 27, 2021

    The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau-as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust profoundly affected countries in which Nazi crimes were perpetrated, but also had universal implications and consequences in many other parts of the world. Member States share a collective responsibility for addressing the residual trauma, maintaining effective remembrance policies, caring for historic sites, and promoting education, documentation and research, seven decades after the genocide. This responsibility entails educating about the causes, consequences and dynamics of such crimes so as to strengthen the resilience of young people against ideologies of hatred.

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    Martin Luther King Celebration

    January 18, 2021

    Martin Luther King Celebration

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, observed this year on Jan. 18, became a national holiday in 1983, 15 years after the death of the civil rights leader. He advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. His legacy endures, and in a moment of national racial reckoning, the holiday offers a timely opportunity to help it onward, through action and contemplation. Marches and parades, the typical forms of remembrance, are mostly on pause this year.

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