Pathwaysto Success2016 Impact Report1

J V S P a t h w a y s t o S u cces SRefugeeResettlementAgenciesCJP dOrganizationReferralsOutreachDear JVS Friends and Supporters,Looking back at this past fiscal year, we are very proud to share theaccomplishments of our clients and staff. JVS is committed to helpingour clients gain new skills, find great jobs, climb career ladders, and achieveeconomic success. With robust growth in the Massachusetts economy anddemand for skilled workers rising, our focus on creating Pathways to Success,the theme of this annual report, is more opportune than ever.JVS Welcome CenterEducationSkillsPathwayPathwayAdult DiplomaPathwayBeginnerEnglish Classesfor Refugeesand ImmigrantsEnglish forAcademic SuccessBridgesto CollegeSkills Training andCertificationPharmacy TechnicianTraining ProgramCertified Nursing AssistantTraining ProgramBank TellerTraining ProgramCollegeLetter From Our CEO And ChairCareerServicesPathwayFinancial CoachingNetworkingLinkedInSalary NegotiationInterview SkillsResume WritingAssistanceFood ServiceTraining ProgramHospitalityTraining ProgramTransitions to WorkJewish Vocational Service prides itself on the breadth of its services, and weprovide high-quality opportunities for people from all walks of life to gainnew skills, find better jobs, and achieve greater economic success. Whena refugee fleeing his or her home country, a mid-life professional seekingto gain new skills, or a young adult with a disability enters our Center forEconomic Opportunity in downtown Boston or one of our growing satellitesites in Hyde Park, East Boston, and Lawrence, they are greeted with respectand offered appropriate pathways to success.In this year’s report you’ll read about some of the innovative pathways thatwe offer: our Adult Education Pathway, our partnership with CombinedJewish Philanthropies in the Anti-Poverty Initiative, opportunities availableto our refugee and immigrant clients, and a new program to help individualsmaintain access to food stamps and find gainful employment. Our manyemployer partners are also vital to our clients’ long-term success.JVS serves nearly 20,000 people each year, and we strive to help eachindividual create a pathway to success utilizing her or his unique talents.We are committed to helping all clients achieve a secure economic futureand realize their personal American dreams.We are grateful to our many supporters listed in this year’s report whohelp make this possible. We appreciate your support of JVS as we looktoward the year ahead. Together, we will help many others build their skills,achieve economic success, and meet the growing talent needs of our manyemployer partners.Sincerely,EmploymentCareer ladder trainingJerry Rubin, JVS President and CEOCampe Goodman, Chair, JVS Board of DirectorsEmployer-based trainiNg1

Pathways to SuccessAt JVS, we strive to help each client find his or her uniquepathway to success. Below are examples of some ofthe pathways we offer our clients as they begin theirGraduates from the AdultDiploma Pathway programpictured with Brenda Stone Riley,Boston Public Schools assessor.individual journeys to economic success.Adult Education Pathway: Our integratededucation pathway begins with our AdultDiploma Pathway, which provides students witha diploma from the Boston Public Schools. Asstudents near graduation, they are eligible toco-enroll in our Bridges to College program andreceive college credit as they transition to BunkerHill Community College or Quincy College.JVS Food Service TrainingProgram graduates and staff.The program has providedparticipants with work experienceand ServSafe certification for the past20 years.CareerPath Now: is designed to help peoplemaintain their eligibility for food stamp benefits,allowing them to focus on readying themselvesfor gainful employment.Anti-Poverty Initiative: In collaboration withCombined Jewish Philanthropies, JVS serves asa strong partner in the Anti-Poverty Initiative.Our Career Navigators work with economicallyvulnerable members of the Jewish communityto assist them as they re-enter the job market,while our Financial Opportunity Coaches helpthem create pragmatic budgets and worktoward securing their financial independence.When his family fell onhard times, Rich Simonturned to CJP’s AntiPoverty Initiative forhelp. Rich was referred toJVS for career guidance,and JVS helped him findemployment.2CareerPath Now helped Ronel (right) maintain his eligibilityfor food stamp benefits. He is now enrolled in JVS’s PharmacyTechnician Training Program. Ronel is pictured with ShevonneCommock (left), JVS Career Navigator.Refugee Services: Each year, our Refugee ServicesDepartment empowers over 500 clients to learnEnglish and find employment in Boston. Eachclient works with a career coach to secure a joband create his or her individualized pathway tosuccess. Some of our refugee clients continue theirpath by enrolling in one of our vocational skillstraining programs, including our Food Service,Bank Teller, Certified Nursing Assistant, andPharmacy Technician training programs.JVS offers35programs to servea wide rangeof clientsOver1,100employers hiredJVS clientsJVS helped1,892job-seekers findemploymentJVS Bridges to College graduate, Eddy Morrobel,pictured with his mother. Eddy completedthe Bridges to College Biotech Program, andis now enrolled in Quincy College’s Biotech &Compliance Certificate Program.3

2016 Highlights161. Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali and HBSProfessor Joseph Fuller joined Jerry Rubin inJune for our second Economic OpportunityForum. After introductory remarks from theGreater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s JimRooney, the three discussed strategies forsolving America’s skills gap.2. Parents and children found a new way to helpout JVS last year at Family Philanthropy Dayevents. Groups stuffed backpacks with schoolsupplies for children of our refugee clients, andthe children also created cards with messagesof encouragement for our clients.3. The JVS Tax Center offers free tax-preparationservices for individuals with a householdincome below 54,000. In 2016, over 500individuals were served through the TaxCenter with the help of over 45 volunteers.344. Transitions to Work received the InternationalAssociation for Jewish Vocational Services2016 Program Award in April. MadelineWenzel, Director of Disability Services at JVS,accepted the award on behalf of Transitions toWork. We thank CJP and the Ruderman FamilyFoundation for their ongoing partnershipwhich makes Transitions to Work possible.5. This year we launched the ObermayerInnovation Fund, which supports research,exploration, and piloting of new programs atJVS. This year, three different departmentslaunched new programs: 1) using cell phonesto improve communication with clientsthrough texting, 2) a special credit card sleevethat encourages savings, and 3) a gift cardincentive program to encourage clients toreport job finding success. We are grateful toJudy Obermayer for her generous support andguidance on this project.6. In June, we celebrated the graduation of over60 students from our Bridges to College andEnglish for Academic Success programs. Wewere honored to be joined by State Rep. AaronMichlewitz, who congratulated the graduatesand attested to the positive effect theseprograms have on the economy and adulteducation.5245

Our SupportersWe are grateful to the many individuals, foundations, corporations, andorganizations who supported our work in 2015–2016. Thank you forChris, Transitions toWork graduate“ I’ve learned a little bit moreabout myself. I also learnedabout customer service andprofessionalism.”empowering thousands of individuals to build their skills, advance theireducation, and find employment. 250,000 Klarman Family Foundation 25,000 to 49,999CVS Health 5,000 to 9,999 1,000 to 4,999The Davis Family CharitableFoundationState Street Foundation, Inc.The Barrington Foundation, Inc.Eisenson Family FundAnonymousAAFCPAsGeraldine and Gabriel SunshineThe Family of Harry andJeannette BloomRobert and Marian EttlJoan and Steve BelkinADS VenturesFrieze Family FoundationAron and Susan AinThe Carl and Ruth ShapiroFamily FoundationMarjorie GlazerBeth Israel Deaconess MedicalCenterBNY Mellon Wealth ManagementMatthew and Judi AppelsteinBoston Private Bank & TrustBeacon Capital PartnersCapital One Services, LLCDonald Benovitz and Martha FaganIrwin and Roberta ChafetzThe Bernon FamilyCongregation Beth El’s TzedakahHevraTerrie and Brad BloomHerb and Maxine JacobsFoundationThe Kresge Foundation 50,000 to 99,999Amelia Peabody Charitable FundHighland Street FoundationFish Family FoundationThe Goldberg Family Foundation Carol & Avram Goldberg;Deborah Goldberg & MichaelWinter; and Joshua R. GoldbergThe Lincoln and Therese FileneFoundation, Inc.Lesley and Ben InkerCampe and Amanda GoodmanLiberty Mutual FoundationNonprofit Finance FundMargaret McKennaone8 FoundationA.C. Ratshesky FoundationThe Paul & Phyllis FiremanCharitable FoundationStacy Goodman & IngólfurÁgústsson and Alan &Arlene GoodmanAbrams FoundationSantander BankThe Boston FoundationRob & Christine Small CharitableFund 10,000 to 24,999The Wolk Family andThe Cross Country GroupRobert L. BealRobert Hughes and JacquelineFinard-HughesIlana Braun and Jed WeissChuck and Jessica MyersThe Linde Family FoundationRichard and Susan SmithFamily FoundationRuderman Family FoundationEllen and Steven Segal 100,000 to 249,999Edward Fein FoundationJoseph and Lynne GoodmanThe Harry and Jeanette WeinbergFoundation, Inc.Cummings Foundation, Inc.Steven and Nancy FischmanAdam and Hope SuttinBrookline BankJanet and Mark GottesmanLarry and Beth GreenbergMichael S. Grill and Hillary BrownMarna Dolinger, MDNicole Kokolakis Borden andDavid BordenClaudia Gilman and HarryEisenbaumBoston Children’s HospitalGreenberg TraurigHoward A. Brick and Jill SmilowAlyson and Zachary GreeneCatherine and Hillel ShahanBrombergHarold and Anna Ullian CharitableFoundationBunker Hill Community CollegeThe Bruce Cerullo and KristenLynch-Cerullo Family FundObermayer FoundationHarvard Vanguard MedicalAssociates Atrius HealthPartners HealthCareRichard HellerThe Robert and Myra KraftFamily FoundationRobert and Catherine InfantinoThe Eastern Bank CharitableFoundationRabbi Jamie and Harold KotlerRoman and Marina FayerbergWendy Landman and Joel WeissmanAlan and Gail Fields Family FundFinard Properties LLCStephanie and Brian SpectorMarsha R. CohenOsman, Bank TellerMark Stein and Rosa HallowellTraining Program graduateJune and Eliot TatelmanMark S. and Donna R. LeventhalFamily Foundation, Inc.Lisa and Neil WallackRebecca LeventhalJason Weiner and Nicole ZatlynMichael and Emily PhillipsRabbi Alan Flam and JudySemonoffJay D. Rosenbaum and AlyssaWiener RosenbaumPenny and Richard Garver“ JVS took my family fromlow-income to middle-classincome. Thank you verymuch for that.”Michael and Naomi RosenfeldJerry Rubin and Carol SteinbergCantor Steven Weiss and Dr.Stephanie Gertz6Anonymous (5)Abby G. FlamThe Gerson FamilyMichael and Lori GilmanMaxine and Don GoldbergDoris and Robert Gordon7

Carol Ozelius, JVS Chief Operating Officer“The Art and Jo Grady Scholarship fund, whichassists adults in the JVS Bridges to Collegeprogram in their pursuit of higher education,was established several years ago in memory ofmy parents. When Dan and I were planning ourwedding we knew that, in lieu of gifts, we wouldask our guests to support this fund. We werethrilled to be able to honor my parents andassist deserving students in this way.”Gifts In KindEnglish for New BostoniansKira KhazatskyThe Capital GrilleJewish Community Relations CouncilThe Landman Family CharitableFoundationCombined Jewish PhilanthropiesJobs for the FutureLauren and Bill GabovitchLawrence Community WorksMA Growth Capital CorpGolden Temple RestaurantLynn Economic Opportunity, Inc.Kathleen and Rory MaguireJudy and Rich GoldmanSteven MahoneyRobin and Dean HanleyLynn Housing Authority andNeighborhood DevelopmentRichard and Deborah MikelsHirepursuit Inc.Neighborhood Jobs TrustJordana MirelHolland & Knight LLPQuincy CollegeHerbert MorseInterContinental BostonRabbi Suzanne and Andy OffitNathan KaitzSkillWorks: Partners fora Productive WorkforceLaurence and Caren PetersDeborah and Todd KrasnowJames and Paula GouldEric and Dalia RitvoJonathan and Monique BamelMelinda and James Rabb FundSylvia E. GreenRoche Bros SupermarketsAnne Bandes and Matthew PickettMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPEugene RosenbergSusan and Julian HoustonJennifer RosenbaumGary Belowich and Julie RosenJudy ObermayerSusan Schiro and Peter ManusJanelon AssociatesAmy and Lewis SassoonSusan Black and Rich O’NealThe Rockport GroupSecurAmericaHoward and Judith KahalasGail and David SchechterBen and Amy BloomstoneMaida SheinfieldRenata and Edward SeligThomas and Barbara LamontKaren SchochKarin and Gerald BlumWhole Foods MarketEnid ShapiroKenneth and Sarah LazarusHeidi and Scott SchusterBoston Area Spanish ExchangeEric and Susan SimasCommunity Support and PartnersLegal Sea Foods, Inc.Barbara and Edward ScolnickPaul and Dorothy BursteinAcademy for Healthcare TrainingNorman and Sondra LevensonScott GoffsteinPamela CallahanSuburban Home Health CareServices GroupRichard J. and Arlene LevinArthur I SegelCentury BankWojciech UzdelewiczBEST Corp. Hospitality TrainingCenterLevine Chapels and StanetskyMemorial ChapelsEllen SemonoffCorderman & Company, Inc.Carl and Susan ValensteinBunker Hill Community CollegeDebbie and Neal ShalomDancing Deer Baking Co.Zachary WainwrightCombined Jewish PhilanthropiesLincoln Property CompanyBenson and Norma ShapiroSusan DooleyWB MasonGabriel Lopez-Calva andOlesya BakerBram and Jennifer ShapiroFrank Dunau and Amy DavisHoward and Candice WolkArnold and Polly SlavetMichael K. Durkin and Ann BersaniEast Boston Neighborhood HealthCenter - Education and TrainingInstituteGilda SlifkaEast Boston Savings BankEconomic Mobility CorporationState Street CorporationDeborah and Marc FogelThe Strategy Group, Inc.Jeff GentryMaria and Ronald WeissmanSusan Gladstone and David DeLongDebra Yanofsky and StevenShulmanJames and Amy GolovRichard and Susan YanofskyVicary GrahamJoe and Debra ZeffHerbert and Marylou Gray 500 to 999Lorri Simches Owades andGordon OwadesOscar & Celia - Casper & SarahGrosberg FundJeff Alexander and Jocylyn BailinRobin and Dean HanleyCarol Grady Ozelius and DanOzeliusBetsy and Andrew AlpersteinRobert and Diane HildrethAndrea AnastasioJason and Marni IsraelDeval and Diane PatrickSusan L. AnsinJewish Family & Children’s ServicePublic Consulting Group, Inc.Anton’s Cleaners, Inc.Susan and Robert KaimJoseph and Judith LudwigGinny and Roy MacDowellArthur and Bebby Marlin FundJane R. MatlawJanice McKeown and GregoryDumasFaiz MelhemMotusDouglas and Suzi NewmanKosta and Ronda Nicolopoulos8Ron KermischCheryl GradySocial FinanceUnited Way of Massachusetts Bayand Merrimack ValleyThis listing acknowledges annualgifts and gifts to the Campaign forthe Center for Economic Opportunityreceived between October 1, 2015and September 30, 2016. Wemade every effort to list all namesaccurately, and regret any omissionsor errors. If an error has been made,please contact our Development officeat (617) 399-3272.Please note that a listing of alldonations to the Campaign for theCenter for Economic Opportunitycan be found in our post-campaignreport. For a copy of the report, pleasecontact our Development office.Josh Kraft, Ellen Segal,and Jerry Rubin celebratingthe completion of JVS’s 6 million capital campaignin September 2016.9

Don Hoffman, volunteer tutor,volunteered 330 hours in last year“ I have learned so much about the worldby working with these wonderfulpeople. I feel very fortunate to havethis experience at JVS becauseit has given me such insightand contact withgreat people.”EmployerPartnersJVS fosters partnerships with local employersto design and implement training programsthat achieve measurable business andworkforce development goals. These programsinclude, but are not limited to: workplaceEnglish courses, adult basic education, collegereadiness classes, customer service training,professional communication, supervisorytraining, computer courses, and one-on-oneacademic and career coaching.Thank you to our 2015-2016employer partners:Atrius HealthJVS VolunteersBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBonapitaBrigham and Women’s - Faulkner HospitalBrigham and Women’s HospitalCVS HealthDana-Farber Cancer InstituteEast Boston Neighborhood Health CenterHebrew SeniorLife100 Hour VolunteersJean-Pierre AngelBarbara GwynnNorm OppenheimMyriam BanaHazem HamedAliesha OvertonBella Ben-ShachRobin HanleySue PerdewMarisa BennettJack HealeyBernie PlovnickNick BreitsteinLinda HirschZihanna RahmanGuy ChristianCayoDon HoffmanParul SaraswatShari HyattSandy SimpsonAllison CheatleKirk KinderThao PhuongYu ChenElaine KwiecienBishnu TamangShuyuan ChengZhenyang LiCecelia VaughnCongyi LiuIvana VujicicFrancis LomamiNorah WylieSandra LopezJulie YoonBarbara MuskalaHanyao ZhangElena NikiforovaYi ZhaoLiora NorwichDionne ZhenStephanieClementsJudy EhrlichKathleen ErwinDeborah FogelIsha GambhirJanet GottesmanHebrew SeniorLife - NewBridge on the CharlesLegal Sea FoodsMassachusetts General HospitalMilk Street CafeNewton-Wellesley HospitalNorth Shore Medical CenterPartners HealthcareScully SignalSouth Shore Health SystemSpaulding Rehabilitation HospitalStavis SeafoodsSweetgreenTE ConnectivityThe Boston HomeThe Dimock CenterTrinity ManagementYear UpWhole Foods10The JVS GalaCampe Goodman,Chair of the JVS Board ofDirectors, with his wife,Amanda Goodman.Yoldie Feona, PharmacyTechnician TrainingProgram graduate,with her two daughters.2016 Community Leadership Award HonoreesTreasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and Michael Winter,with Jerry Rubin and Barry Shrage.BolocoBoston Children’s HospitalLast year over 450 people volunteered at JVS.Their efforts made a true impact in the lives ofthousands of people throughout the GreaterBoston Community. Thank you!Elevate:An inspiring eveningbenefiting JVS programsIn May, we joined together with corporatepartners, client ambassadors, and supportersto celebrate the successes of JVS and ourincredible clients. Together, we raised over 375,000 to benefit JVS programs. We were proudto honor Deborah B. Goldberg, MassachusettsState Treasurer, and longtime board memberMichael Winter with the 2016 CommunityLeadership Award for their commitment tosocial justice, empowerment, and JVS.We were inspired by Yoldie Feona, a JVS clientwho completed our Pharmacy Technician Trainingprogram. Yoldie shared her experience as a singlemother who emigrated from Haiti and has nowfound a job at Walgreens. As of the printingof this report, she has been promoted twice.Entertainment was provided by JVS Bridges toCollege graduate Maria Espinosa and her bandTodo Bien.JVS Vice PresidentKira Khazatsky(middle) withcolleagues fromBoston Children’sHospital.Bridges to Collegegraduate MariaEspinosa performswith her bandTodo Bien.11

FinancialInformationFY 2016 SUPPORT AND REVENUE42%32%12%12%3%Fiscal Year 2016Operating Support and RevenueFY2016FY 2015Government GrantsContributions/GrantsCombined Jewish Philanthropies/United WayProgram RevenueOther (inc. In-Kind, Investment Income)Government Grants 5,491,973 bined Jewish Philanthropies/United Way1,540,0941,533,036Program entIncome)343,800110,905Total Operating Support & Revenue13,068,14011,840,096Operating ExpendituresPre-Employment ,483,327Administration1,929,4811,741,016Business 4Total Operating Expenditures12,458,86611,071,503Change in Net Assets (Operating)609,274768,593Change in Net Assets (Non-Operating)68,030300,089Total Change in Net Assets677,3041,068,682FY 2016 ExpendituresPre-Employment ServicesCareerSolutionAdministrationBusiness ServicesFundraising44%23%15%13%7%Beginning Unrestricted Fund Balance2,152,0121,956,534Ending Unrestricted Fund Balance2,256,1782,152,012Full financial information is available on our website at ipsA. C. Ratshesky Foundation12JVS is fortunate to have philanthropic partnersthat share our values and have a substantialhistory of funding our work. The RatsheskyFoundation, founded by A. C. Ratshesky in 1916,is one of those partners. As a philanthropist,Mr. Ratshesky was committed to removingthe barriers to economic and social justice forJewish and other immigrant groups.The Foundation is now led by Cap’sdescendants, who carry on the Ratsheskyfamily’s values of working withimmigrant populations. We congratulatethe foundation on its centennial andthank them for their long-term support.13

JVS Center for Economic Opportunity75 Federal Street, 3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110(617) 399-3131www.jvs-boston.orgJVS Board of DirectorsJVS Leadership TeamJVS Advisory torsPRESIDENT AND CEOBarry BluestoneCampe GoodmanIlana BraunJerry RubinDr. Pam EddingerHoward BrickVice-ChairCatherine BrombergJane R. MatlawDr. Marna DolingerRoman FayerbergDoris GordonCHIEF OPERATINGOFFICERCarol OzeliusTreasurerAbby FlamRobert HughesPenny Garver*CHIEF DEVELOPMENTOFFICERClaudia GilmanKarin BlumSecretaryMarjorie GlazerRichard YanofskyJoseph GoodmanStacy GoodmanMark GottesmanMatan KochYamileth LopezMargaret McKennaMichael WinterCHIEF FINANCIALOFFICERJennifer JewellChair EmeritUSKenneth J. GreenbergMark SteinMichael S. Grill*VICE-PRESIDENTSRichard HellerKira KhazatskySusan HoustonChristina Killizli-SalamehBen InkerMirjana KulenovicWendy LandmanAmy NishmanRebecca LeventhalDoreen TreacyDouglas NewmanJudy Obermayer*DIRECTORSJay RosenbaumJudy SacksJennifer RosenbaumMadeline WenzelEllen Segal*Gabe SunshineCantor Steven WeissJoe Zeff*Past Board ChairPhotos by Michael Blanchard,Alissa Brooks, Bellie Hacker, IlenePearlman, Kellie Hines-Robinson, andKimberly Hay Strauss. Photo on coverand photo on page 2 courtesy of CJP.Photo on page 5 Jeanette LaRoda,IAJVS. Photo on page 12 courtesy ofthe A.C. Ratshesky Foundation.Design by Elles Design Studio14

The Linde Family Foundation Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Ruderman Family Foundation Ellen and Steven Segal 100,000 to 249,999 A.C. Ratshesky Foundation Abrams Foundation The Boston Foundation Edward Fein Foundation Joseph and Lynne Goodman CVS Health Eisenson Family Fund Robert and Marian