From Despair and Uncertainty to Hope and Opportunity

When Felicia Cates first sought help through JVS SoCal’s career readiness and job placement centers in the Los Angeles area, […more…]


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Senior Vice President, Philanthropy Randy Lapin


Empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

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For 91 years, JVS SoCal has been providing hope and opportunity to marginalized communities by providing career training and the resources leading to sustainable employment. We have been staunch supporters of JVS SoCal for nearly two decades, especially to support the Women’s Leadership Network co-founded by our dear friend Debbie Powell. Their life-transforming services help individuals from all walks of life: single mothers, working seniors, emancipated youth, veterans, those with disabilities – anyone with barriers to employment. They are literally changing lives, one job at a time.
Terri and Jerry Kohl
Longtime JVS SoCal philanthropists and advocates

Empowering Hope and Economic Opportunity for All

Many of the people who come through the doors of JVS SoCal do so at their worst moments – hopeless and desperate for work. Through JVS SoCal’s award-winning JVSWorks career training programs, clients are set on a path toward good-paying careers, where they can find rewarding jobs and economic stability for themselves and their families. Since 2006, JVSWorks has trained and placed over 2,500 clients, who collectively generate over $96 million dollars in income each year – a social return-on-investment of over 500%!

JVS SoCal is raising $250,000 so it can offer tuition-free career training programs to 50 low-income clients. Help JVS change a life – one person, one family, one career at a time.

Key Supporters

The Ahmanson Foundation
Ares Management
Bank of America
Belmont Village Senior Living
Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Joyce and Stanley Black
Family Foundation
The Boeing Company
The California Community Foundation
Capital Group
City National Bank
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert
Grant Thornton
The James Irvine Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation
Jewish Federation
of Greater Los Angeles
JVS Women’s Leadership Network
Northrop Grumman
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
United Way
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Wells Fargo