JVS News

Who’s Left to Employ? Tight Job Market Scoops Up Those on the Margin

August 3, 2018
Christian Science Monitor: A tight job market means opportunity – including for Americans with prison records, disabilities, or health challenges. And their participation could strengthen the economy in the long run.
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Empowering Boston’s Refugees to Fulfill the American Dream

June 25, 2018
JVS Economic Opportunity Forum On World Refugee Day, we welcomed business, government, philanthropy, workforce development, and Jewish community leaders for...
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United Way Announces Winners of Competitive Grant Awards on the North Shore

June 1, 2018
Northshore Magazine: As a trusted source for identifying effective programs and strategies, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley today announced it will distribute $30.8 million in support of strategies, organizations, partnerships and programs aimed at solving entrenched poverty and effecting upward mobility among those most in need across the region.
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Jewish Vocational Service Gala Raises $428K to Aid Its Mission

May 26, 2018
Massnonprofit News: Jewish Vocational Service, a Boston-based social services nonprofit, recently announced that it raised $428,000 at its annual fundraising gala, surpassing its goal, to fund services to support immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, and older workers. The elevate gala, held May 10 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, which attracted 350 people, was the second-highest grossing gala in the history of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS).
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Donors Pool $40 Million to Light a Fire Under Pay-for-Success Programs

May 16, 2018
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A group of donors has created a $40 million pay-for-success fund they hope will provide a nudge to a stalled form of social investing. The Community Outcomes Fund was started by $20 million in cash from former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, and $10 million from Prudential Financial. The Kresge Foundation will provide up to $10 million to shield investors from losses.
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