Client Success Story
Silvia R.H., Bank Career Training Program
Silvia R.H. came to Boston from El Salvador with a high school diploma. Today, she works as a teller at Santander Bank. She is the 2nd highest seller of credits cards on her team and has been voted #1 in customer service at her branch by Santander customers!

Like many immigrants, Silvia worked multiple jobs while enrolled in English classes. Then, a year ago, she saw a social media post about JVS and our services. With substantial customer service experience and an interest in banking, she decided to apply for the Bank Career Training Program. Silvia successfully completed the program in July 2021.

In addition to working a full-time job at Santander Bank, she is also taking English classes in the evening. In Silvia's words: "A year ago, I never thought I would be in this position that I am now. I am a single mother with a young daughter and I have been through many challenges. Today, I am living a better life for myself and for my daughter. I want to share my story because, when I was scrolling through social media and found JVS, it changed my life. I want to prove to other people that if you want something, you need to fight for it." 

Thank you to Santander Bank for supporting the Bank Career Training program and the JVS Financial Opportunity Center.
Job Quality in Healthcare Spotlight
In November we introduced our plans for a new healthcare skills training program, Central Sterile Processing, a collaboration between STRIVE and JVS Boston. We've made much progress since our planning grant and the very first cohort is staring at the end of March with 15 participants.

We collaborated with four employer partners, Brigham and Women’s, Mass General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, who helped inform our curriculum, guaranteed externships to trainees, and have been with us through every step. Our recruiting partners have referred excellent candidates, and STRIVE, along with JVS Boston staff, have formed strong partnership bonds throughout this process.
The Jerry Rubin Innovation Fund
Innovation is the cornerstone of Jerry Rubin's legacy at JVS
Jerry's tenure has been marked by visionary leadership that set JVS on our path to becoming the largest and most effective workforce training organization in New England. Gifts to the Jerry Rubin Innovation Fund will allow us to:

  • Respond nimbly to an evolving economy, ensuring that we are always ready to meet the changing needs of our clients.
  • Embrace our history of innovation in workforce development, continually challenging ourselves and others to be leaders in the field. 

Help us extend his impact and legacy by making a gift now.
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