JVS Launches Veterans First Program

They helped secure America's future.  Now it's our turn.  Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be tough, and finding a new job even harder.  With funding from the Veterans Administration, JVS is here to assist veterans by offering career coaching, assessments to help identify transferable skills, job placement and even a Veterans Job Club support group.

The new program will be headed up by Travis McElroy, who was a Captian in the U.S. Air Force and served in Germany and Bosnia, Joel Canfield, a first lieutenent in the Army Reserves and Jose De La Cruz, who in addition to having a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, was in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves.  Click here for more information.

JVS Scholarship Fund Helps Diverse Group of Students with Higher Education

The JVS Scholarship Fund, which to date has awarded over $4.5 million to Jewish students in need, recently held a special reception at Sinai Temple to hand out scholarships and celebrate the enormous challenges the students have overcome in their personal and academic lives.

Scholarship Committee Chair Nan Goodman and Co-Chairs Ellen Morehead and Nancy Paul handed out $327,000 to 157 students for the 2010-2011 year.

The audience also heard from a current scholarship recipient, and a past alumni of the Chicago Jewish Scholarship Fund, who is now a neurosurgeon in LA and has repaid the advantages given to him by donating to the JVS Scholarship Fund. 


Strictly Business L.A. Honors Corporate Leaders and Outstanding Clients

JVS' 13th Annual Strictly Business L.A. event took place on May 5, 2010 at The Beverly Hilton.

Former Governor Gray Davis presented JVS' prestigious Corporate Leadership Award to Loeb and Loeb LLP Partner and Co-Chairman John Frankenheimer.

JVS' Corporate Partnership Award was presented to Citi, in recognition of their outstanding support for JVS' innovative BankWorks™ training program. Citi Executive Vice President Lisa Deloney accepted the award from TELECU CEO Michael Lizarraga. 

The audience of business leaders and career professionals was also moved by the stories of three former JVS clients who overcame tremedous odds to find success. Los Angeles Deputy Mayor and Jobs Chief Austin Beutner presented the Inspiration Awards to the clients, who were just that - an inspiration.

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