Client Success Story
"A year ago I had nothing and now I am rebuilding. I have stability and the job that I can actually try to help people back with. " - Charles G. // Photo Credit: Ilene Perlman Photography
Charles G. | Secure Jobs, Career Path Programming
A year ago, Charles Gilreath and his family moved to the Boston area. To make ends meet, he started working as a warehouse and stocking associate in a grocery chain. However, with twin boys—both diagnosed with autism, he knew that he needed to find employment with a more flexible schedule.

In August 2021, Charles enrolled with Secure Jobs for employment support. He actively worked with a career coach to apply and interview for various delivery and warehouse roles. With encouragement from his career coach, he started attending the Nurturing Father’s program, a 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. His natural leadership skills were noticed by the training program; they offered him a job as a Fathering Ambassador to speak at Nurturing Fathers events.

Learn more about Charles and many other JVS clients in our FY21 Annual Report.
#ICYMI: Grant Announcements
State Awards JVS Boston $10M to Get Thousands of Mass Residents Back to Work
Initiative will provide job training, education, and resources for those most hurt by COVID pandemic

Working to improve the lives of those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded $10 million to JVS Boston to implement a rapid reemployment strategy that will enhance and expand its adult education and workforce development services to help thousands of state residents reenter the workforce.

Using its “Rapid Re-Employment” model, JVS will use the funds to provide job training, job readiness and placement, and English for Advancement programs, augmented by supports that address key obstacles preventing people from entering the workforce: transportation, housing, food security, Internet access and devices, and childcare.

Continue reading press release here.
From left to right: Laura Wood - Executive VP Patient Care Operations, System Chief Nursing Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital, Christine Abrams - President and CEO, Commonwealth Corporation, Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell - President and CEO, Boston Children’s Hospital, Patty Conty - Pharmacy Technician I, Boston Children’s Hospital, Rosalin Acosta - Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Amy Nishman - Senior VP of Strategy, JVS. // Photo by Michael Goderre, courtesy of Boston Children's Hospital.
From left to right: Secretary Mike Kennealy, Secretary Rosalin Acosta, Governor Charlie Baker, JVS President & CEO David Fleishman, and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. // Photo credit: Joshua Qualls / Governor's Office
JVS receives $1.3M State Grant to Support Partnership With Quincy College For New Hub Healthcare and Life Sciences Career Institute
JVS has won a $1,286,348 Massachusetts Skills Capital grant to support its partnership with Quincy College to open a new healthcare and life sciences institute in Boston.

Building on the successful JVS Boston-Quincy College certified nursing assistant training program, the new institute will position JVS Boston to better serve unemployed and underemployed adults, with a focus on immigrants, English Language learners, and BIPOC populations. Graduates will be prepared to earn credentials for employment in rapidly growing, high-demand careers in biotechnology, phlebotomy, central sterile processing, substance abuse addiction counseling, medical billing and coding, and being medical assistants.

Continue reading press release here.
Upcoming Office Closures
The JVS office will be closed for the following holidays and celebrations:

  • Closed - Monday, September 5 for Labor Day
  • Closed - Monday, September 26 for Rosh Hashanah
  • Closed - Tuesday, September 27 for Rosh Hashanah
  • Closing at 3 PM - Tuesday, October 4 for Yom Kippur
  • Closed - Wednesday, October 5 for Yom Kippur
  • Closed - Monday, October 10 for Indigenous People's Day
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