Impact on People

Last year, we provided life-changing services to over 30,000 people, offering hope and opportunity through job training, career-building skills and access to resources through our network of community partners, empowering them to achieve sustainable employment. Factoring in the nearly 20,000 individuals who accessed one of our sites by attending an orientation, using our computer centers, JVS SoCal impacted close to 50,000 in 2017.

Our services are offered at the America’s Job Centers/WorkSource Centers we operate in West L.A., the Antelope Valley and downtown Los Angeles at Patriotic Hall; through L.A. County GAIN, GROW and REAS for people transitioning from public assistance to the workplace, and in our range of innovative donor-supported programs.

Impact on Southern California Economy

Though the immediate goal of our work is to assist people to move from unemployment or chronic underemployment to a living wage, the long-term effect is that they are able to contribute to their communities, helping to stimulate and grow the local economy.

As regional leaders in the field of workforce development, the agency has been recognized by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles Business Journal for our award-winning job training and employment programs.  and our contribution to the economic health and wellbeing of Southern California.

These statistics only partially reflect the scope of our impact in 2017:

30,000+

Individuals Served
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People who received direct services...
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20,000+

Additional Visitors
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People who visited one of our locations...
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15,000+

In Transition
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People transitioning from public assistance...
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240

Dedicated Staff
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Our skilled and dedicated staff members...
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20

Service Sites
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Service locations throughout Los Angeles County...
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87%

Placement Rate
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Job placement rate for graduates...
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4,901

Scholarship Recipients Since Inception
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Number of scholarships awarded...
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$9.3m

Total Scholarship Awards
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Total of academic scholarships awarded...
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