JVS Works: Creating Hope and Opportunity

submission by KFedrick

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

JVS Los Angeles

Organization(s) website(s):

www.jvsla.org

Organization(s) twitter handle(s):

www.twitter.com/jvsla

Organization(s) facebook handle(s):

www.facebook.com/jvsla

Organization(s) instagram handle(s):

www.instagram.com/JVSLA_

Please share the direct link for voters to sign up for your newsletter(s):

www.jvsla.org

Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization

Government

Other (please specify below):

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.

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JVS Los Angeles offers hope and opportunity to our diverse community through job training, mentoring and education, combined with expert career guidance and employer partnerships, transforming lives and lifting families out of poverty.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.

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JVS WorksTM will hire a staff person to implement a public awareness and outreach campaign across LA County aimed at reducing the skills gap for people who in spite of having a H.S. Diploma or GED remain under- or unemployed. Through this outreach, coupled with our rigorous recruitment and screening process, 350 people will be enrolled in a JVS WorksTM training program that is supported by leading industry employers and prepares graduates for careers beyond 2050 in high-growth industries.

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.

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#JVSLAWorks training programs are lifting families out of poverty! Help us transform #LosAngeles!

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valey

South LA

Westside

South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)

LAUSD

Other (please specify below):

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

Other (please specify below):

How will your proposal improve the following “Create” metrics? (check all that apply)

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)

Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)

Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to create.

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In LA County, the rate of unemployment remains high at 7%, compared to the nationwide rate of 5% (Aug 2015, DOL), and the rate of poverty remains high at 19%, compared to the statewide rate of 16% (2014, U.S. Census). And, while employers are looking to fill a wide array of higher paying jobs that require only a H.S. diploma they are not finding workers who have the technical and job readiness skills required (2015, JPChase Morgan).

JVS WorksTM training programs help people who have a H.S. diploma and remain unemployed or under-employed get started on a career pathway that can lift them out of poverty today and beyond 2050. JVS WorksTM training programs prepare people for careers in the high growth industries of healthcare, finance and property management. Our training programs are provided at no cost to students, allowing them to start their career debt-free upon graduation. Each training program is developed in close partnership with top industry employers to ensure that our students are fully prepared with the knowledge needed to advance along a meaningful career pathway. JVS provides all classroom supplies, curricula, and fees for required certification or licensing for graduates. At program completion, all employer partners attend the formal graduation and job fair where they interview our graduates for immediate job placement.

JVS Works graduates reflect the diversity of Los Angeles (43% African American, 35% Hispanic, 18% Caucasian, and 4% Other) and are bringing greater diversity to the workplace. When our graduates return to their communities, they become role models and mentors for future generations. The steady employment and income that our graduates enjoy provides them and their families with stability, economic self-sufficiency and independence. As our graduates are no longer dependent on public assistance, they are now contributing to the local economy in their communities.

With the help of LA2050, JVS WorksTM will hire a staff person to launch a public awareness and outreach campaign to increase the number of people from low-income communities across LA that have access to our proven job skills training programs which prepares and places graduates in high-growth industries with an average annual starting salary of $34,000 with benefits. In 2014, JVS WorksTM placed 186 graduates in jobs earning a cumulative annual salary and benefits of $6.1 million, providing funders a return on investment that is more than 8-fold!

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

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JVSWorks will evaluate the effectiveness of our Outreach Campaign throughout the year by tracking the number of attendees at our program orientation sessions. The impact of JVS WorksTM Training Program will be evaluated based on the number of enrollments, completions, state certifications/industry recognized certificates, job placement rates; and job retention rates at 3, 6, and 12 months. Our goal is to place 83% of graduates in a job earning at least $15/hr and for 85% to retain employment at six months.
Program staff will monitor our graduates’ success on the job by directly contacting each individual to ensure they are thriving in their new work environment. JVS will also track how many graduates receive promotions or go on to pursue advanced training.
We will also seek feedback from our employer partners and students to evaluate their level of satisfaction with our services, through pre- and post-program satisfaction surveys, roundtable discussions and idea exchanges.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)

Education/training

Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

Discussion
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JVS are there to help people achieve their goals. As far as I know, they have never turned anyone away.

by Elliegold
5 months ago

JVS is the real deal. People always think there's a catch to free training and job placement. But the only catch is to get a job and become self sufficient. GO JVSLA!!

by mavalos
5 months ago

Good luck JVS!

by b_corona
5 months ago

I voted with one minute left in the competition. Good luck JVS!!

by RichardKrelstein
5 months ago

This is no gimmick! JVS truly does invest in each and every single person who walks through their doors! Offering an array of services from career counseling, free training, and job placement. JVS creates platforms for individuals to stand on so that they can live self-sufficient lives. So proud of the JVS team!

by b_corona
5 months ago

Good luck once again JVS!

by DeeQn
5 months ago

Good luck JVS!!! And thank you for helping me get my CNA 2 years ago. You guys are awesome!

by seanrickndee
5 months ago

Good luck JVS!!

by EstherFracchia
5 months ago

I am a proud supporter of JVS LA. Through its various job training programs, JVSLA helps many individuals and families achieve economic stability by providing training in growing job sectors such as health care and the banking industry. Furthermore, the JVS curriculum ensures that all graduates are well acquainted with their fields and know the importance of maintaining and fostering professional relationships. A vote for JVSLA is a vote for working to end economic instability for many Angeleno families and young professionals!

by Ahiru2015
6 months ago

Our Vote is in. Good Luck JVS LA.

by apartmentworks
5 months ago

JVS does truly change people's lives, one job at a time.

by SophieCaine
6 months ago

You guys should be winning this!!

by Billthecat
5 months ago

If you believe in efficency and success vote for JVS LA.

by SedaHag1
6 months ago

Has a decades long history of superior work helping to provide the tools for people to help themselves for a lifetime

by danamarks
6 months ago

JVS has been there for me when I needed help the most. As far as I know, they have never turned anyone away. This is a very small way to give back. Please spread the word about this contest!!

by GusSanchez
6 months ago

Amazing organization that looks out after the forgotten and underprivileged part of the Los Angeles society.

by Kidd2016
6 months ago

Great Work, thank you so much!
Pam and Steve

by Dogger
6 months ago

Congrats JVS, Good Luck

by lucialazar
6 months ago

Congratulations JVS for making this far. Best of luck to you!

by LarryBaldwin
6 months ago

Glad to be a part of this amazing organization.

by fernando421
6 months ago

JVS is exceptional, making a huge difference in the lives of many. Excellent organization.

by Dnor
5 months ago

This is actually fun, and I applaud the Goldhirsh Foundation for bringing forth all the good work of JVS and the other 50 organizations do for residents of Los Angeles.

by ChiquiLazaro
6 months ago

JVS is a professional company. I trust this organization in helping people

by Yvonnesj
6 months ago

JVS Does great work. please vote. Best wish!
By Bei Prewitt

by Lavote27
6 months ago

Thank you JVS for giving me the opportunity to contribute to your continued success.

by ChiquiLazaro
6 months ago

Best wishes, happy to contribute

by LuciaLazaro
6 months ago

JVS is changing lives everyday and making a huge difference in our community. Way to go!

by jvsla
6 months ago

Good luck, JVS!

by ilenegold
5 months ago

Love the chance to contribute to JVS as they continue to do great work.

by Mscc06
6 months ago

That's wonderful experience

by Atef
5 months ago

Let's all support JVS and give people a hand UP! Los Angeles is a great place to live thanks to organizations like JVS.

by JustAGoodDoer
5 months ago

Thank you for making such a difference in people's lives, JVS!

by rblum
5 months ago

GO TEAM GO!!!

by Adri23456
5 months ago

JVS Los Angeles is a great organization, I am thrilled to be associated with them.

by Tlebrun
5 months ago

JVS is a wonderful organization.

by vote4jay
6 months ago

Best of luck JVS

by Ddeserae
5 months ago

I am truly blessed for being part of JVS BankWorks$. I am now reestablishing my career and look forward in working here at Bank of America and growing as a person and career. Best decision I made for my future!

by Mherrera3337
5 months ago

I vote for JVS. They're the BEST

by Streeganfamily
5 months ago

Please share this exciting opportunity with your colleagues and friends. One vote can help JVS win this contest and continue to change lives, one job at a time!

by JimmyHausberg
6 months ago

Five minutes of your time can easily translate into job and career training for hundreds of residents of Los Angeles. Please do your part and vote for JVS.

by MarioLopez
6 months ago

JVS me ha ayudado mucho a mi y a mi familia. Es lo menos que puedo hacer!! Buena suerte!

by RosalbaRojas
6 months ago

Congratulations JVS Team. It is quite evident the work you do is deeply appreciated.

by SanDimas
6 months ago

JVS provides opportunities for people that have lost all hope. Please vote so that they can continue the good work!

by marlazaro
6 months ago

Hoping all goes swimmingly!

by lucylazaro
6 months ago

It's quite easy to become a fan of JVS. All you have to do is take a tour of one of their facilities and witness first hand all the good work they do, each and every day. People who have been denied help elsewhere are always welcome at JVS. I urge you to contact their office and ask for a personalized tour. I promise you, you will want to help.

by LarryBaldwin
6 months ago

For over 84 years JVS has been giving people a hand up. I am proud to contribute to its continued success.

by LarryBaldwin
6 months ago

What an easy and effortless way to give back! Please spread the word about the fantastic work JVS and the other 50 organizations do for our community.

by PhoenixGuy
6 months ago

I applaud the vision of JVS. Through JVS Works - a FREE career training programs, in only 8 weeks, qualified candidates can become personal bankers, certified nurse assistants or certified apartment maintenance technicians. But it doesn't stop there. Upon graduation, JVS holds a job fair where all graduates interview with potential employers, many of whom hire our graduates on the spot. This has a tremendous economic impact in Los Angeles.

by Jorge.A.Lazaro
6 months ago

Way to go JVS! You do amazing work for so many in need!

by jlcele
6 months ago

Way to go JVS! You do amazing work for so many in need!

by jlcele
6 months ago

Helping others by transforming lives one at a time is the nature of this business!!!

jdelacruz

by jdelacruz
6 months ago

JVS is a strong organization with dedicated staff committed to helping others.

by Lucy1234
6 months ago

JVS IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION HELPING MANY PEOPLE FIND EMPLOYMENT
AND CHANGING THEIR LIVES IN MANY POSITIVE WAYS. JVS MANY DIFERENT PROGRAMS
TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY

by Astros1
6 months ago

JVS does an amazing job at helping people get back to work! Vote JVS!

by WoMentoring
6 months ago

this is an amazing project to be a part of. Loving helping folks take back their lives!! #jvsla2050

by j_doane
6 months ago

The job training is unmatched. I don't know what I would have done without it!

by kdud
6 months ago

This a great example of how easy is to make a difference. My vote may help transform the life of someone. Please vote today!

by Lachito
6 months ago

Yo ya voté...y tu?

by BaldwinParkGuy
6 months ago

Now here's an agency that truly changes people's lives! Outstanding programming! Outstanding outcomes!

by jaysoloway
6 months ago

Powerful programs! I have been able to attend their graduation ceremonies for their participants and they are definitely putting people back to work in LA! #Teamwork #LA2050

by dakietz
6 months ago

JVS saved my life. Words are not enough to describe how grateful I am. THANK YOU, JVS!

by vmanshardt
6 months ago

Joining JVS was by far the greatest decision I've ever made. Can't thank the program, sponsors, and the amazing staff for everything they did for me. Thank you!

by Joseramos_
6 months ago

Happy to support the work of JVS!

by DianeShapiro
6 months ago

sounds like a great project! jobs+skilled employees= happiness+success.

by susan_lobo
6 months ago

Not just jobs, but CAREERS! Meaningful careers in growing industries with lots of opportunity for career--and income--growth! Impressive program!

by jsoloway
6 months ago

What a great program!! Thank you LA2050 for this opportunity to expand the good work of these training programs and get more of LA back to work!!!

by kimerica
6 months ago

JVS gives a hand UP to people helping them overcome barriers to employment. Proud to support their efforts.

by Jorge_Lazaro
6 months ago

Yes great team!

by DeeQn
5 months ago

We are grateful for your support. Thank you for recognizing that our programs are developed in a thoughful manner with partners who are critical to the success of client who enrolls in our training programs.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

That is our commitment to the people of LA. Your endorsement of our work in the community is greatly appreciated.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Your vote of confidence is appreciated. Let's keep on getting the vote out!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you for believing in JVS.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We look forward to continuing in the tradition of providing superior service that can move every Angeleo iin need toward sustainable employment.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We are humbled to be making a difference in the lives of those who are struggling and who deserve every opportunity to reach sustainable prosperity for themselves.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

What a moving statement. Thank you Kidd2016

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you Pam and Steve for your vote of confidence!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you Lucialazar

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We're in the home stretch. Thanks so much LarryBaldwin.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Glad to have you on board. Thanks for your vote fernando421

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks so much. Proud to have your support Dnor

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Cool!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We are committed to being part of the soluation and appreciate your support!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We appreciate your support ChiquiLazaro!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you for your vote LuciaLazaro

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks for your vote.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We love that you are on board! Thank you for your vote Mscc06

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We thrilled to be part of the change!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Proud to have your support. Thank you so much JustAGoodDoer.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks for your endorsement. We are committed to changing lives one person at a time! It's great to see the difference we are making in LA!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Yes, let's get to vote out! Thanks for your vote, Adri23456.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

So glad to have you on board Tlebrun.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you vote4Jay. We take pride in moving people into real jobs!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thank you Ddeserae for your Vote!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

We are so proud of your success! Our staff and employers are invested in making every student a success story. Please ask your friends and family to vote JVS!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks for your support!

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks Jimmy! Thank you for your long time support and leadership! Please continue to share with others!

by dakietz
6 months ago

Great, thanks Mario! Please share with others, we are almost at #1!

by dakietz
6 months ago

muchas gracias, Rosalba!!!! no somos nada sin los ayudamos!

by j_doane
6 months ago

Your absolutely right. LA2050 makes it easy for everyone to participate and vote. Please vote JVSWorks and pass the word onto others in your network.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Yes. That is exactly what we're doing one person at a time. Thank you for your vote of confidence.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you again, jlcele

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you for those kind words, jlcele.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Absolutely. Thank you for your support and vote, jdelacruz. Please encourage your friends to vote as well.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you, Lucy1234

by KFedrick
6 months ago

You've got it! Thank you Astros1 for your support and vote.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you for your vote!

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you, j_doane.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you for your vote and for sharing your experiences as a graduate of JVSWorks with the LA2050 community.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Gracias, baldwinparkguy.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Love your enthusiasm.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Totally agree! Thank you for your vote.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

So glad we could be there for you, vmanshardt. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt posting.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

You're right!, our team of dedicated employer partners and staff are key to what's makes these programs so successful!! Thank you for your support. This means a lot coming from someone who participated in JVS Works.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you for trusting in JVS, Yvonnesj! Your vote of confidence means a lot to us.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Totally agree! Thank you jsoloway.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Thank you kimerica for your support. Please share your excitement with others to vote !

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Totally agree with you Jorge! Thanks for your support.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

Love your math!

by MNWomack
6 months ago

Thank you for believing in JVS.

by KFedrick
5 months ago

Thanks so much for believing in us Yvonnesj

by KFedrick
5 months ago

You've got it! Thank you Susan-lobo.

by KFedrick
6 months ago

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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