JVS News

JVS-HOPe Partnership Expands Career & Community Access for Individuals with Disabilities in Boston

January 25, 2021
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and House of Possibilities (HOPe) have partnered to launch Career & Community Access Program (CCAP), a new program to provide career and community access for individuals with disabilities living in the Boston area.
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JVS program recipient of LabCentral Ignite Grant

January 13, 2021
LabCentral Launches “LabCentral Ignite” – New Initiative to Advance Life Sciences Innovation by Expanding and Diversifying the Talent Base for...
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JVS News – 2020 Year In Review

December 18, 2020
2020 will certainly go down in the history books as a once in a lifetime year. A global pandemic, a...
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JVS’s EFA Program Finds Stunning Earnings Gain For Immigrants

November 24, 2020
Learning English is arguably the most valuable skill immigrants can acquire after they arrive in the United States. And when...
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JVS PFS Project Documents Significant Wage Gains & Job Retention – Press Release

November 18, 2020
A distinguished panel shared results of an innovative Pay for Success program to build skills and wages in the Commonwealth. A new study from evaluator Economic Mobility documented significant wage gains and job retention from the project’s English for Advancement (EfA) program, which engaged more than 2,000 residents in Boston, Lynn, Lowell, and Lawrence. The evaluation, which includes an ongoing randomized control trial, showed that EfA demonstrates a substantial impact on earnings in the second year after project enrollment, averaging $3,505 over the first two years. Participants who were unemployed at enrollment realized earning gains of more than $7,100 compared to members of the control group during the second year after enrollment. The project is the first Pay for Success project in the nation to focus on workforce development.
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