Client Success Story
Elsa F., Bridges to College & Careers - English for Academic Success Pathway
Originally from Cape Verde, Elsa came to the US to continue her college education. However, upon her arrival in 2008, she realized her English language skills were not strong enough. Instead of enrolling in English classes, Elsa choose to pause her educational pursuits so she could work and help finance the education of her five siblings.

In July 2021, Elsa was finally able to prioritize her own education. Through a friend, she learned about JVS and enrolled in the English for Academic Success (EAS) pathway of Bridges to College & Careers (BTCC) to improve her language skills. Immediately after completing the EAS pathway, she enrolled in the General Studies pathway. Not only did Elsa excel in the program, she was also asked to be one of the student speakers at the BTCC celebration earlier this month! This fall, Elsa will continue her education at Bunker Hill Community College.
JVS Receives $10M Earmark
State Awards JVS $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 ... read the full press release.
#ICYMI: Celebrations
National Nursing Assistants Week
Each year, National Nursing Assistants Week is celebrated in late June. We would to thank our CNA students and alumni for their passion, dedication and hard work. You are all an invaluable and integral part of our healthcare system.  

Our Nurse's Aide program is made possible by many funders, donors and employer partners.
World Refugee Day 2022
Every 20th of June, we dedicate the day to honoring those who are forced to flee their countries. This year, we recognize that every person has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from, and whenever they are forced to flee. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3uJBqG2

Thank you to our amazing partners for their work and passion in refugee resettlement.

On-site at JVS, our vocational English class had a lesson on World Refugee Day and then celebrated with refreshments and conversation with the Refugee Career Coaching team. VP of Refugee and Disability Services, Mirjana Kulenovic, who is a former refugee herself, shared some inspiring words with the students and staff, which was translated into Arabic, Spanish and French.
JVS Career Counselor Amy Mazur wins NJHSA Extraordinary Leadership award
Amy Mazur, a long-time JVS Career Counselor, received the NJHSA Extraordinary Leadership award. Amy is not only a renowned career counselor; she is also a national thought leader. Most recently, she developed, and collaborated with academics on, a state-of-the-art curriculum that is now used locally and internationally to support jobseekers.

Within NJHSA, Amy has been a contributor since the beginning. In her network group, Amy provides a forum, a space for new learning opportunities for all workforce development professionals. View videos of Amy and other NJHSA winners.
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