JVS was founded in 1938 during the Great Depression to assist Jewish immigrants and refugees struggling to enter the American workforce and support their families. Today, JVS is among the oldest and largest providers of adult education and workforce development services in Greater Boston, serving a diverse clientele representing over 67 nations, and speaking 59 languages, and helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services.
JVS is proud to stand with immigrants and refugees, and believe that immigrants and refugees are crucial to our economy. To learn more about why immigrants are critical to Boston’s economy, read Dr. Paul Osterman’s MIT report here.
Explore the programs below to learn about the services we offer for refugees and immigrants in Boston.