2-13-2013 - The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles wrote about JVS' participation in the 2013 JobRaising Challenge, a co-venture with the Huffington post, the Skoll Foundation and CrowdRise.
3-04-2013 - JVS' participation and victory in the 2013 JobRaising Challenge is featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The article "'JobRaising’ Challenge Helps Charities Raise $1.2-Million Online" by Caroline Preston qotes JVS Chief Philanthropy Officer Randy H. Lapin who was interviewed for the story.
Read the full article here.
The JobRaising Challenge was a co-venture with the Huffington post, the Skoll Foundation and CrowdRise. Over the course of six weeks, JVS was the top earner in the JobRaising Challenge, raising $254,100 and winning the $150,000 grand prize.
March 7, 2013
Evan Henerson, Media Relations Manager
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Phone: (323)761-8888 x8866
03-05-2013 – JVS has successfully answered the call to put Los Angeles residents back to work in 2013.
3-4-2013-- JVS CEO Vivian Seigel and JVS' Veterans First client Alma Zavala were interviewed on HuffPost Live following the announcement that JVS had won the $150,000 grand prize in the 2013 JobRaising Challenge.
A sale and a special presentation at Bloomingdale's brought out some serious shoppers and some wonderful support for JVS WoMentoring™ with a portion of the sales proceeds benefiting the JVS program
1-18-2012 – Continuing a family legacy of charitable involvement, former JVS Board President Susan W. Robertson, her husband Carl, their daughter Cara and their son Chip along with his wife Carrie, have given JVS an additional $100,000 to the Robertson Family Endowment Fund.
1-30-2013 – Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) was one of four nonprofit agencies honored by the Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation for its efforts on behalf of Iranian American Jews. JVS received a plaque and certificate of commendation during the Nazarian Foundation’s “Night of Appreciation” at the Fowler Museum of Cultural Studies at UCLA.
01-22-2013 – JVSLA will answer an innovative new year’s call to raise funds to put Los Angeles residents back to work in 2013
1-10-2013 – Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey presided over the installation of the 2013 JVS Officers and Board of Directors including the board's two newest members, Joel L. Berman and Steve Seigel.
12-18-2012 – Chic Wolk, a generous donor to the JVS Scholarship program since 2006, is the subject of a feature profile in the Dec. 18 edition of the Los Angeles Daily News.
12-11-12 – Fritz Coleman, beloved weatherman, comedian and Southern California icon, will be the host of JVS’ 16th Annual Strictly Business L.A. Luncheon to be held May 8, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton
12-05-2012 - Several of JVS' signature training programs are featured in the Tikkun Olam section of the December-January issue of TRIBE Magazine published by the Jewish Journal.
11-20-2012 – JVS’ Veterans First has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation Veteran's Employment Initiative.
JVS Director of Training and Education Jay Soloway is featured in a story written by Neil Rubin for JTA about the difficulties faced by job seekers over the age of 55.
When the San Francisco Giants knocked the St Louis Cardinals out of the playoffs en route to becoming champions of Major League Baseball, Pete Forster got his wish.
October 17, 2012 -- A new group of skilled and job-ready bank tellers met a roomful of recruiters Wednesday as JVS recognized the latest graduates of its award-winning BankWork$™, the program’s largest graduating class to date.
10-12-2012- The latest group of JVS BankWork$™ students got some early practice in interviewing and job preparation skills less than a week before they graduate from the agency’s award-winning bank teller training program and hit the job market for real.
August 27, 2012 -- JVS Los Angeles is pleased to welcome Marguerite N. Womack as Incoming Director of Workforce Development.
A mutual interest in programs aiding veterans brought United Way’s Elise Buik to JVS’ West Hollywood WorkSource Center this week to meet with clients of JVS’ successful Veterans First program.
JVS is pleased to announce the hiring of Keisha Chandler as WoMentoring program Manager.