Through this ambitious, $18 million fundraising campaign, we will secure JVS’s position as Boston’s workforce development leader and ensure a bright future for our organization and the thousands of individuals we serve. Campaign support will enable us to bridge divides through the efficient use of technology, establish a fund that frees us to quickly and strategically seize new opportunities, and grow our impact with new partnerships and even more robust programs.
Investments in technology will help us better serve clients, work together more efficiently, and maintain connections to alumni. While the COVID-19 crisis has shed light on the need for new, more efficient technologies, our continued commitment to innovative tools will extend far beyond this current reality. Campaign investments will help us better serve clients who lack access to technology, reach employers and job seekers in new areas across Greater Boston, maintain connections with and offer new services to alumni, and improve knowledge sharing and efficient processes among our staff.
A dedicated Opportunity Fund will give us the flexibility to pivot quickly when presented with exciting chances to innovate and better serve our clients. From leveraging social innovation financing to rapidly implementing remote working and learning in the face of COVID-19, identifying and responding agilely to needs has always been one of JVS’s strengths. Gifts to The Work Ahead will establish the Opportunity Fund, positioning us to seize critical moments like these, taking quick actions that deliver lasting benefits to the organization and the clients we serve.
Growing Our Impact
Gifts to the campaign will enable us to scale our proven models and radically transform even more lives. Strong programs that impart actionable skills, tireless advocacy for policy and systems change, and a commitment to high-quality jobs are vital to fueling a strong economy. The Work Ahead will support continued efforts to grow JVS’s impact by diversifying our revenue streams, expanding our work advancing racial justice, and increasing our ability to advocate for policies that will give the people we serve the greatest chance of success.
From generation to generation
The impact of an uplifting career on an individual can be life-changing; the cumulative impact of thousands gaining independence, confidence, and a chance at a promising future can begin to shape a more equitable and just society.
The Work Ahead represents the first steps in the next phase of this collective journey toward a brighter future for all. Campaign investments will prepare JVS to respond more effectively to the changing needs of today’s job seekers and enable our organization to continue this necessary work for generations to come.
Your support for JVS lays the foundation for generations of progress by giving thousands of individuals the tools they need to build rewarding, successful careers.