Advancing Racial & Economic Equity
for a More Prosperous California 

Dear Friends, 

Welcome to our 2022 impact report. This has been a very exciting year for JVS and we are proud to share some highlights that uplift the powerful work we, and our strong community of diverse and committed partners, are carrying out throughout California every day. 

As you’ll read in this report, JVS has made a tremendous impact for the many people who complete our high impact training programs. Working graduates are earning an average of 126% more in annual wages four years after participating in a JVS program, compared to one year prior. While these are exciting outcomes that we’re proud of, we recognize that there is more work ahead to ensure that all Californians, especially those from historically disinvested communities, have truly equitable access to opportunities and economic prosperity. 

The last several years laid bare the historically deep racial inequities that our country must reckon with and mend, and for JVS this means continually pushing ourselves to be more bold and innovative in how we structure and carry out our work. People of color continue to be most impacted by systemic discrimination, income inequality, and occupational exclusion – factors that act as significant barriers to securing quality, family-sustaining careers with opportunities for economic advancement and wealth-building. These persistent systemic inequities highlighted the urgency to center our work even more deeply in racial equity, and a systemic approach, to build a strong and inclusive workforce where all Californians can thrive.

JVS is a leader in using innovative and responsive strategies to help community members find quality careers and in 2022, we continued to lay the groundwork to launch into a new and exciting phase of our organization.

We know that job placement isn’t enough, and as we enter our 50th year we are launching a bold, ten-year strategy to dramatically increase our impact through three key pillars: 

  1. Scale our job training programs to serve more people.
  2. Build strong employer partnerships to shift hiring practices to be more inclusive, especially for people without 4-year degrees, and those from historically disinvested communities.
  3. Influence policy initiatives for systemic change that ensure that our public workforce infrastructure is more equitable for all job seekers and supports them in achieving lasting economic mobility.

Our commitment to job seekers has, and always will, remain the same: we support people to find good jobs with pathways for economic advancement. We know that workforce development organizations, including JVS, must move beyond traditional models and invest in radically different strategies that drive change by creating equitable access to opportunities for those on the margins.  

Having served the JVS community in various roles for almost ten years, I am confident that we are building a strong foundation for a bold and exciting next phase of our organization that centers economic mobility, systemic change, and racial equity. 

Lastly, and quite importantly, I offer deep gratitude to our staff who work tirelessly each day to support our job seekers on their path to economic mobility. I am honored to lead JVS in this next exciting phase of our work, and I thank you for your partnership – we can’t do this work without each of you. Please stay tuned; next year will bring more new and exciting news as we celebrate 50 years of JVS, together. Together, we work for a thriving California. 

In Community, 

Chief Executive Officer


Fiscal Year 2022

At a Glance Graph

We offer no-cost skill-building training programs in growing healthcare fields. Our training programs are paired with paid internships, and job search and placement support.
Learn more: Medical Administration, clinical Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting

We offer no-cost skill-building training programs in growing tech fields. Fueled by employer needs, our programs combine job-specific skills, paid internships, and job search and placement support.
Learn more: Tech Sales, IT Support, and Data Analyst

We offer no-cost skill-building training programs in growing skilled trades fields including utilities, automotive, and water/waste management. Our hands-on training programs are paired with paid internships and apprenticeships, and include job search and placement support.
Learn more: Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship, Civil Service/Trades Pre-Apprenticeship, Skilled Trades Internships in the water sector, and IEWorks Internship.

In partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, we offer career awareness, job readiness, and paid work opportunities for high school aged young people. We also support young people (18-24) as they transition into adulthood with career pathway programs in skilled trades, including automotive technology and building and construction trades. 

We offer our no-cost two-week Job Search Accelerator (JSA) program multiple times a year to support job seekers with the most up-to-date job seeking tactics for research, interviewing, marketing, and networking. After program completion, job seekers are provided with 1 year of job placement support. 
Learn more: Job Search Accelerator

JVS understands that job seekers may experience a number of barriers while participating in our programs and we are committed to supporting learners so they can focus on building the skills to find quality work. We offer financial support and critical resources to support participants with rising costs of transportation, food, housing, medical care, and more.

We invest in transforming the systems and policies that remove barriers, create more equitable opportunities for earning and learning, and offer more members of our communities increased access to thriving-wage careers, prosperity, and economic mobility.  

We partner with employers to shift hiring practices to be more inclusive and offer opportunities for advancement, especially for people without 4-year degrees, and those from historically disinvested communities.

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Total Californians Served

(1,122 Adults & 755 Young People)

Average Hourly Wage

6-12 months post JVS training
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Employer Partners

Percent of JVS Job Seekers who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian or people of color











Additional Financial Resources Provided to JVS Job Seekers

Since March 2020

Job Seeker Pie chart



We believe that everyone deserves access to quality jobs and economic mobility, and we know that we have the opportunity to uplift untapped talent in our communities. As an organization committed to racial equity, JVS recognizes that communities of color continue to experience disproportionate economic, social, and structural discrimination that act as significant barriers for so many. We are committed to ensuring that all of our community members have equitable access to opportunities, especially in the midst of a changing economy, so they, their families, and communities can thrive. We meet job seekers where they are at and provide cohort-based training opportunities, along with paid experience, that build the skills, confidence, and connections necessary to progress on their journey to thriving-wage careers, economic advancement, and prosperity. 

Over the last year, JVS continued to invest in improving, growing, and innovating our high-quality career pathway, training, and advancement programs to be more accessible, easier to navigate, and developed strategies to meet community needs at scale. 

Melody Casuga,
Practice Coordinator II,

Pivoting Towards a Thriving Career
in Healthcare

Melody’s Story

“Our JVS EXCEL cohort became like family. We always supported each other and I looked forward to seeing everyone, even though we were on Zoom. I learned so much through the program and felt so supported through the process.”

In 2020, Melody started a new job. On her first day of work, the lockdown began. A few months into the job, her manager announced upcoming pandemic-related layoffs for new hires and encouraged them to search alternative options for work. At first, she thought about exploring medical billing and going back to school, but didn’t want to commit to an expensive training. Then she learned about JVS and our no-cost 5-month Medical Administrative Assistant training program, often known as EXCEL, run in partnership with University of California San Francisco (UCSF). When she went to the orientation, she was intimidated by the 200 candidates in the Zoom call, but she applied and eventually got a spot in a cohort of 26. Melody earnestly shared, “During the pandemic, this was the biggest blessing for me.” 

Melody always wanted to be in the medical field, but didn’t quite know how to find her place in it. Through the program, she was able to learn in depth customer service skills that not only helped her with her current patient-focused job, but also supported her in landing a paid internship at UCSF’s Cancer Center – exactly where she wanted to be. Through this internship, she learned something valuable about herself and the work she feels passionately about. She explained, “I realized I have a lot of compassion for our elders. This is my way of giving back; I have my own little way of brightening up their day.”  

With this newfound self-understanding, Melody was determined to stay in the Cancer Center after her internship. Melody showed gratitude for JVS, her classmates and her teachers for helping her get to where she wanted to be. In November 2021, she was hired full-time with benefits at UCSF’s Cancer Services Department. Through the EXCEL Program and with JVS’s support, Melody found a role that truly reflects her altruistic character and encourages her to apply that in all that she does. 

Kali Meeks,
Information Systems Trainee,
San Francisco Controller’s Office

Turning a Love of Technology
into a Full-time Career

Kali’s Story

” JVS is just amazing. They’re extremely supportive of the whole community. When I see someone in a similar situation or trying to better themselves, I promote JVS anyway I can. They want to do whatever it takes to help you succeed.”

Kali always loved technology, but never thought it would become his full-time career until he learned about the JVS IT Support Program. Previously working as a security guard, he applied and was accepted into the program, which teaches both soft and technical skills through online programming twice a week.

“The program was challenging at times, but it allowed me to build confidence and build a skillset,” shared Kali.  As part of the program, he was placed in a paid internship with Salesian Academy where he learned some “A+” skills. Soon after, and with JVS’s support, he landed a six-month fellowship as an Information System Trainee at the San Francisco Controller’s Office, where he provides IT support for different City departments. 

Previously interested in technology through his love of creating electronic music and producing for various recording studios, the IT work itself was up Kali’s alley. He excitedly explained, “I always dreamed of being able to work on a computer all the time. Some people are complaining in this remote age, but for me, it’s a dream come true.” Transitioning into a career that suits his interests and skills, while challenging him mentally, is exactly the direction he wanted to go.

Working towards his full-time career, Kali is now referring others to the program, believing in anyone’s ability to change professions at any point in their life.

Average Increase In Earnings

Earnings Increased By



Average Annual Salary

Data is based on quarterly averages for those working four years after
JVS program completion compared to one year prior.

Partnering for a Thriving California

JVS is part of a larger ecosystem committed to transforming how Californians gain the skills and connections to find quality, family-sustaining careers with opportunities for advancement. It is imperative that all of us, including private sector employers, hold a shared responsibility to reimagine and transform training, hiring, and advancement practices. We know that when we work towards equitable paths to opportunity, individuals, families, employers, and communities can thrive.

Over the last year, JVS continued to invest in critical partnership-building to shift the narrative, improve job quality, and expand opportunities for non-traditional talent. We know that we can’t do this work alone and need the continued investment from employers to ensure our collective success.


University of California, San Francisco:
Investing in Talent & Shifting Hiring Practices

Nearly two decades ago, UCSF and JVS connected to support local job seekers on their path towards greater economic mobility. Initially partnering to host informational brown bags for job seekers, the relationship has grown into a deep partnership that includes multiple training programs that support local community members with starting and advancing in careers in clinical medical assisting, medical administration, and IT support. 

Following UCSF’s expansion to Mission Bay in 2009, UCSF and JVS partnered on a pilot medical administrative assistant training program, still known today as Excellence through Community Engagement and Learning (EXCEL). The goal of the program was to offer no-cost training, paid work experience, and career opportunities to local community members living in historically disinvested communities, while also supporting UCSF with developing a pipeline of quality untapped talent. After successfully graduating more 400 people in over 20 cohorts of EXCEL, the partnership expanded to include a medical assisting training program, career advancement training program, and IT support training program. “We’re so grateful for our partnership. There’s a real alignment with our values and dedication to the community, which is critical,” shared Kelly Anglim, Workforce Development Programs Administrator at UCSF. 

For UCSF, it has been a priority to have greater, and more equitable, economic impact locally and over the years the institution has increased its investment in workforce and community development initiatives. In 2016, UCSF launched its Anchor Institution Initiative, which focuses on increasing UCSF’s capacity to train, hire and promote people from local historically disinvested communities; direct more spending toward local community businesses; and to explore local social impact investing opportunities. 

As part of this community-focused initiative, UCSF is in ongoing conversation with community-based organizations, including JVS, to address barriers in its hiring, onboarding and advancement processes to ensure greater equity, inclusivity, and retention. To date, UCSF has made significant strides in shifting its hiring policies related to cannabis use, in support of hiring those previously involved in the criminal justice system, as well as other strategic talent approaches to expand access to good jobs and careers at UCSF. 

JVS knows that engaging with partners like UCSF is essential to transforming the world of work so that individuals, families, employers, and communities can thrive.

“Our partnership with JVS has supported us in identifying local and statewide opportunities for workforce development, which has the opportunity to change the trajectory of workforce strategy in communities across California. We need partners that think expansively and help us push the envelope, and JVS helps us do just that.” 

– Michael Jones, Workforce Development Organizational Consultant at UCSF

ONETEN: Uplifting Black Talent

OneTen aims to close the opportunity gap for Black talent in America by creating opportunities to earn success and ignite potential for generations to come. The coalition connects Black individuals without four-year college degrees with leading education and skill-building organizations, committed employers with family-sustaining jobs, and talent support services.

As an organization committed to ensuring greater racial equity in the workforce, JVS joined OneTen as a talent developer in 2022. We know that our collective success is born through strong partnerships, coalitions, and learning with and from our peers. Through this partnership, JVS is connecting with new employers who have committed to hire Black talent, and gaining additional resources to work with employers to change their hiring practices and mindsets.

“OneTen’s mission of placing Black talent without four-year degrees into family-sustaining jobs is achievable in large part because of talent development partners like JVS. They provide high-quality vocational training, job readiness, career counseling, and job placement services. As a OneTen partner, JVS is transforming the American hiring ecosystem and breaking down barriers to create a more equitable playing field.”

– Maurice Jones, CEO, OneTen

Get Connected with Fantastic Talent

JVS is more than a skills training provider. We help job seekers launch high quality, family-sustaining careers in industries including healthcare, tech, utilities, automotive, and more, and connect them with leading employers. 

Whether you’re looking to hire JVS graduates, set up paid internships, or become a partner agency, JVS has a skilled, diverse talent pool ready to enter the workforce.

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IEWorks: Building models of success
in the Inland Empire 

In 2016, JVS partnered with BAYWORK, a regional consortium of water and wastewater agencies, to design and implement effective training programs, assess training gaps, inform bridge programs, and identify replication and expansion opportunities for future models.  

Over the last two years, IEWorks has increased the number of highly qualified candidates for mission-critical positions in the water/wastewater industry, supporting 50 workers to get the training and support they need to advance their careers, while also ensuring economic equity across the Inland Empire. IEWorks is working hard to develop a diverse talent pipeline through apprenticeship, internship, and career awareness opportunities. 

Our key partners include: West Valley Water District, Metropolitan Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, San Bernardino-Riverside Building Trades Council, Inland Empire Labor Council, San Bernardino Valley College, Inland Empire Black Worker Center, and more.  

“The IEWorks internship program benefits me to pursue a career in water due to one of the main things needed to get into the water field, and that’s experience. With the experience that this program has granted me, it will be more of a legitimacy for me to be able to pursue a career in water moving forward.”

– Dimitrius Glass, IEWorks Intern 2022

SFMade: Offering High Schoolers an
On-Ramp into the Manufacturing Industry 

Based in San Francisco, SFMade advises, supports, and partners with local manufacturers who create quality jobs and career pathways for job seekers experiencing barriers to employment. Working towards a more vibrant, equitable, and resilient economy, SFMade offers a full service hub that connects community members to employment and training opportunities, provides local manufacturers with educational resources; and supports policymakers with strategies that increase opportunities for home-grown manufacturers, and their employees, to thrive.

For more than 9 years, JVS has partnered with SFMade to offer young people the opportunity to learn about the manufacturing industry, and connect them with career pathways in the sector. Through the partnership, SFMade has brought manufacturers into local high schools, helped young people gain on-the-job training through paid internships, and more.

In 2022, JVS joined SFMade as a partner on a new initiative: the Inside Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing On-Ramp Program. Funded by the City of San Francisco’s Department of Youth and Family Services and Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the program deepens SFMade’s impact by offering more high school students from the San Francisco Unified School District the opportunity to launch quality careers in the manufacturing industry. Young people will be supported through career exposure opportunities, work-based learning, paid internships, and job placement support with additional training opportunities. In its first year, the program is expected to serve more than 50 high schoolers.

“My internship through SFMade has helped me get an understanding of how it feels to work, how to manage my time efficiently, and has helped me build my confidence.”

– Joshua A, SFMade Intern 2022

Transforming Systems & Shifting Policy

Over the last fifty years JVS navigated through five recessions and continued to meet changing community, hiring, and industry needs. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the deep inequities so prevalent in our communities that are a direct result of discriminatory policies and systems that leave so many on the margins of opportunity.

Each year, we continue to invest in high-impact training programs and critical partnerships to shift the economic realities for many in our communities. Even so, we see the ways that bad policies and structural barriers add significant challenges for job seekers across California. Our deep expertise working directly with job seekers and partnering with employers to create high impact training programs informs our approach to creating structural change through our policy and advocacy work. We know that to create transformative impact at scale, training programs are not enough. We must address the systemic and structural inequities through policy and systems change.

JVS will continue to innovate and invest in transforming the systems and policies that remove barriers, create more equitable opportunities for earning and learning, and offer more members of our communities increased access to thriving-wage careers, prosperity, and economic mobility.

jvs Legislative Success

AB 1236

Institutionalizes tracking demographic data in healthcare licensure.

Assemblymember Phil Ting

Written into 2022 Budget

JVS Co-sponsored with the California
Pan-Ethnic Health Network

SB 779

Creates more flexibility in the CA labor code for innovative earn and learn programs, including worker co-ops.

Senator Josh Becker

Status: Signed by Governor

JVS Co-sponsored with REDF 

AB 1273

Removes prohibition against earn and learn models in licensed healthcare occupations. 

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez 

Status: Signed by Governor

JVS Sponsored 

Lisa Countryman-Quiroz in Conversation with Senator Alex Padilla

Thank You, Supporters!

Corporations & Foundations


  • Anonymous 
  • Crankstart  
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. 
  • The James Irvine Foundation 
  • Tipping Point Community


  • Eva Heller Kohn Fund of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 
  • Focusing Philanthropy
  • Hellman Foundation 
  • Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund  
  • Jobs for the Future 
  • LinkedIn  
  • Sobrato Family Foundation 
  • Workday


  • Bank of America  
  • Google, Inc. 
  • The Kimball Foundation 
  • Mount Zion Health Fund 
  • Salesforce 
  • The San Francisco Foundation 
  • SoMa Equity Partners 
  • Twitter 
  • U.S. Bank 
  • Walter & Elise Haas Fund 
  • Wells Fargo


  • Alexander M. & June L. Maisin Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 
  • Bank of the West  
  • The Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 
  • Charles Schwab Bank  
  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • Okta 
  • Sutter Health


  • The Capital Group Companies, Inc.  
  • City National Bank 
  • Colliers International 
  • First Republic Bank 
  • Frank A. Campini Foundation 
  • Oppenheimer Family Foundation 
  • Shorenstein Family & Related Companies 
  • UCSF  
  • UCSF Health 
  • Union Bank Foundation


  • Citi 
  • Cruise 
  • ELM Advisors, LLC 
  • Ernst & Young 
  • FivePoint 
  • The Herbst Foundation  
  • Hood & Strong, LLP 
  • Seiler LLP 
  • Stupski Foundation 
  • The Swig Company 
  • Union Bank


  • Accenture  
  •, Inc.  
  • Braze 
  • Comcast 
  • Congregation Emanu-El 
  • Esther D. Kahn College Internship Fund of the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund 
  • Golden State Warriors  
  • The Handlery Foundation 
  • Nibbi Brothers General Contractors 
  • San Francisco Giants 
  • UpStart Bay Area 
  • Visa Inc.

Individual Donors


  • Anonymous 
  • John Pritzker Family Fund 
  • Lisa Stone Pritzker 


  • Cathy & Jim Koshland  
  • Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock 
  • The Seiger Family Foundation 
  • Roselyne C. Swig 
  • Kirsten Wolberg


  • Gerson Bakar* & Barbara Bass Bakar 
  • Marcia & John Goldman 
  • Laura & Gary Lauder 
  • Morris Stulsaft Foundation 
  • Toole Family Foundation 
  • Caroline Voorsanger*


  • Anonymous  
  • Lilli I. Alberga & Larry Bardoff 
  • Erran Berger & Johanna Carney 
  • Dauber Foundation 
  • Mardi Dier & Jeffrey B. Rosichan  
  • Evelyn & Norman Feintech Family Foundation 
  • Patricia Hellman Gibbs & Richard Gibbs 
  • Wendy Kesser  
  • Dennis Schuman Charitable Foundation  
  • Abby Snay & Edward Yelin 
  • Ben Tulchin & Laurie Beijen 
  • Greg & Emily Waldorf Family Fund


  • Anonymous 
  • Guy Chicoine 
  • Jeffrey Chiu  
  • Lorin Cortina & H. Jane Sung 
  • Dana Corvin & Harris Weinberg  
  • Lisa Countryman-Quiroz & Rafael Quiroz
  • Mercedes Fuller  
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund  
  • Deborah & Terry Houlihan  
  • Paulette Meyer & David Friedman  
  • Kumu Puri  
  • Harry & Karen Rosenbluth  
  • Mark & Tobi Rubin  
  • Amy E & Eric Sahn 
  • Max Simkoff & Jennifer Saslaw  
  • Michael R. Walker


  • Anonymous (2) 
  • Ben Barclay & Lena Tjosvold 
  • Michael Bien 
  • Stuart Corvin
  • Kim & Chris Drew 
  • Jerry Hurwitz & Susan Borkin 
  • Laurie Kahn 
  • The Kaplan Family 
  • Michael Luckoff 
  • Gioia McCarthy 
  • Fran & David Meckler 
  • The Purple Lady/Barbara Meislin 
  • Lida Morgenstein 
  • John S. Osterweis 
  • Barbara & Richard Rosenberg 
  • Ellice Sperber


  • Anjana Berde  
  • Alan Brody  
  • Rachael Brown & Shanan Delp  
  • Thomas & Cathy Brown  
  • Lynn Bunim & Alexander Fetter  
  • Gary Caine & Lori Feldman  
  • Kathleen Chaikin & Gerald Bernstein  
  • Phyllis & David Cook  
  • Bev Correra  
  • Kari Dohn Decker
  • Howard & Carol Fine  
  • Dara Friedman & Robert Kostow  
  • Janet Gallin Kelter  
  • Ginsburg Family Charitable Fund 
  • Gary & Yvonne Goddard   
  • Michael Gordon & Sharon Chen  
  • Marsha & Ralph Guggenheim  
  • The Hollingsworth Family 
  • Sonya & Stephen Hurst  
  • Michael A. Jacobs & Ellen L. Fuerst
  • Eleanor Johns 
  • Tom & Kendra Kasten  
  • Susan Katz Snyder  
  • Heather Kesner  
  • René & Henry Kim 
  • Aliza Knox & Linton Atlas  
  • David Kremer & Marla Miller  
  • Howard & Irene Levine Family Foundation  
  • Gabriel Levy  
  • Elaine & Ward Lindenmayer  
  • Susan Marsch  
  • Gladys Monroy & Larry Marks
  • Karen & Brian Perlman  
  • Paul & Sheri Robbins  
  • Richard & Nancy Robbins  
  • Robert Rosner & Julie Goldman  
  • Marcia & Stephen Ruben  
  • Jonathan & Beth Singer  
  • Mark Sugarman  
  • Don & Sara Sweet  
  • Ann Swidler & Claude S. Fischer  
  • Joan & Donald Trauner  
  • Victoria Treyger  
  • Deidre Triplett  
  • Nina Weil  
  • Lynn Winter Gross  
  • The Wolfe Foundation 
  • Jenny Yelin & Avi Cieplinski  
  • Susan Zetzer & Bruce Thom  
  • Norman & Lucille Zilber  
  • The Arthur & Charlotte Zitrin Foundation


  • Anonymous (3) 
  • Sonya & Mark Abrams 
  • Hubert Ban 
  • Amy & Seth Barad 
  • Joseph & Joyce Behar 
  • Susan & Ron Berman 
  • Josef Bresler & Jonathan Strihan 
  • Bonnie Burt & Mark Liss 
  • Joanne Carder 
  • Joseph Catalano & Joan Varrone 
  • Kevin & Christine Chessen 
  • Judy & Harry Cohn 
  • Steven & Pamela Dinkelspiel 
  • Martha Ehrenfeld & Carla McKay  
  • Susan & William Epstein Philanthropic Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation 
  • Caroline Fichtenberg 
  • David & Stella Goodwin 
  • Natalie L. Gubb* & David Arpi 
  • Phyllis Helfand 
  • Allan & Nancy Herzog 
  • Tawney Hudson 
  • Susan & Joel Hyatt 
  • Kristine Kern 
  • Melissa Koenigsberg & Billy Lee 
  • Vivian Kremer 
  • Mark Leno 
  • David Levitin & Elana Rosenbaum 
  • Jessica Hua Ly 
  • Bruce & Naomi Mann 
  • Harper Matheson 
  • Craig & Lorraine Mautner 
  • Larry* & Gerri Miller 
  • Kiren Rizvi Jafry 
  • Ellen Rothmann 
  • Dorothy R. Saxe 
  • John Schaaf & Michael Weaver 
  • Gene & Abby Schnair 
  • Sally Sexton & Hal Meggison 
  • Steven Sherr & Karen Hall 
  • Robert & Audrey Sockolov  
  • Mitchell & Harriet Sollod 
  • Ashley Stewart 
  • Jennifer & Max Strasburg 
  • Suzanne E. Sullivan & Frederic N. Johnson 
  • Rodrigo Torres 
  • Lemonia Tsoflias 
  • Micki Turner 
  • Claire Zilber


  • Anonymous 
  • Ron Abta 
  • Geraldine & Paul Alpert 
  • Judy & Robert G. Aptekar 
  • John Beeley 
  • Suzan R. Berns 
  • Jack Bernstein 
  • Beth Brown 
  • Maurine Coco 
  • Henrietta Cohen & Lee Trucker 
  • Marcus da Cunha 
  • Stephen Dobrow 
  • Stephanie Duarte & friends  
  • Joelle Edler 
  • Alexander Finis 
  • Newton Fong 
  • George & Diane Frankenstein 
  • Mary & Stan Friedman 
  • Peter Friend 
  • Marsha Gale & Liz Hoadley 
  • Nancie & Sanford Garfinkel 
  • David Ghirarduzzi 
  • Stanton & Marsha Glantz 
  • Kathy & Mike Glass 
  • Michael J. Gothelf  
  • Joan & Stanley Gross 
  • Shelly D. Guyer 
  • Gary & Xenia Hammer 
  • Raza Handan 
  • Baha Hariri 
  • Kevin Hickey 
  • Elaine A. Hilp 
  • Juliette Hirt & Joel Streicker  
  • Mark & Loraine Horne 
  • Ellen & Robert Jasper 
  • Alex Justman 
  • Susan & Mark Lachtman 
  • Frank Mainzer & Lonnie Zwerin   
  • Donald Maisel 
  • Vivian & Steve McClure  
  • Chandra Miller 
  • Jeanne Miller 
  • David & Jan Mishel 
  • Michael Mizrahi 
  • Hakeem Oseni, II 
  • Ruth Owades 
  • Aditi Pareek 
  • Laura Peters 
  • Myra Rothfeld & Richard Shupack 
  • Marlene & Jon Sakol 
  • Kalpana Salunke 
  • David Saxe 
  • Martin & Roberta Schwartz 
  • Jay & Inna Shaffer 
  • Robyn & Loren Shalinsky 
  • Mike & Teddi Silverman 
  • Brian Stern 
  • Marcie & Arthur Storch 
  • John Weinstein & Heidi Stewart 
  • Caroline & Larry Werboff 
  • Howard & Judie Wexler 
  • Evelyn Witherby 
  • Jacqueline Zimny 
  • Teresa Zimny

*of Blessed Memory




Corporations 5%
Individuals 3%
In Kind Donations 13%
Forgivieness of Paycheck Protection Program Loan 10%
Fees and Other 9%



Job Search Support 6%
Career Pathways Training49%
Job Readiness (High School & Bridge Programs)21%
Management & General15%
Fundraising 9%


Executive Committee

President, Kirsten Wolberg

Board Director; Dynatrace, Sallie Mae, Cal Amp

Vice President, Kari Dohn Decker

Community Volunteer

Vice President, Jeffrey Rosichan

Managing Director, Citigroup

Vice President, Anjana Berde

Chief People Officer, Accion Opportunity Fund

Vice President, Erran Berger

Vice President, Product Engineering, LinkedIn

Treasurer, Hubert Ban

Senior Vice President, Reporting & Technical Accounting, Salesforce, Inc.

Secretary, René Kim

Managing Director – Digital Banking Solutions, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

President Emeritus, Wendy Kesser

Certified Divorce Coach, Get With Wendy LLC

“As a 26-year resident of San Francisco, I have seen the economic divide widen dramatically over the years. I support JVS generously because it is one of the few organizations truly addressing economic inequality at the core. By helping job seekers find great jobs with real career paths to achieve greater economic mobility, JVS is increasing representation at local companies, and impacting families for generations to come.”

– Kirsten Wolberg, President, JVS Board of Directors


Beverly Correa

Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America

Mercedes Fuller

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

Sahra Halpern

President & CEO, Business Consortium Fund

Jerry Hurwitz

Founder, J&J Air Conditioning, Inc. (Retired)

Maria Lazzarini

Northern California Division Executive, Bank of the West

Susan Marsch

Board Member, Business Consultant, Investor, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Gioia McCarthy

President, San Francisco – East Bay, Bank of America

Hakeem Oseni II

Senior Product Manager – Detection and Response, Salesforce

Kumu Puri

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Kiren Rizvi Jafry

Service Line Executive: Neuro-Musculoskeletal Services and Surgical Specialties, Sutter Health – Sutter Bay Medical Foundation

Natalie Roesler

Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Max Simkoff

Founder and CEO, Doma Holdings

Carrie Varoquiers

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Workday


Kathryn Beeley

Chief Operations Officer

Teresa Betancourt

Assistant Director of Programs

Ashlyn Clark

Director of Learning

Leo Corella

Director of Business Development

Lisa Countryman-Quiroz

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Dowling

Assistant Director of Programs

Corrigan Gommenginger 

Director of Finance

Erin Grenier 

Director of Human Resources & Talent

Nikkol Kinoshita

Assistant Director of Executive Operations

Yana Kusayeva

Director of Evaluation & Impact

Scott Lan

Chief Program Officer

Dorit Leavitt 

Assistant Director of Programs

Bekka Rosenbaum 

Chief Strategy Officer 

Dylan Ruggles

Director of Client Services

Steven Sanford 

Assistant Director of High School & Bridge Programs 

Danielle Scheper

Director of High School & Bridge Programs

Richa Sharma

Director of Information Technology

Simone West

Director of Development 

Kelcie Wong

Vice President of Programs

Luba Yusim

Director of Marketing & Communications


  • Imue Aiguwurhuo
  • Karen Alarcon
  • Lorraine Albert
  • James Alderson
  • Regina Anders-Jefferson
  • Julie Barton
  • Melanie Bauzon
  • Tierney Berlinski
  • Mel Biendara
  • Vannesa Blanco
  • Lilliam Castellanos
  • Michelle Chen
  • Shument Cheng
  • Tera Clemons
  • Laura Combs
  • Rosy Corado-Biggs
  • Jasmine Ebrahim
  • Mario Flores
  • Nikki Freadhoff
  • Edith Garcia
  • Andrew Giese
  • Lianna Glodt
  • Scott Goodell
  • Mark S Guterman
  • Raza Handan
  • Tashae Hawkins
  • Amy Howard
  • Macy Huang
  • Ash Hyatt
  • David Johnson
  • Jinny Jung
  • Kathryn Kruse
  • Elaine Kunkee
  • Susan Larsen
  • Dorit Leavitt
  • Irina Leyzerovich
  • Danny Liao
  • Peter Lipatov
  • Kate Lorch
  • Michael Madayag
  • Pauline Madriaga
  • Jan Magat
  • Aaliyah Martin
  • Tone Moreno
  • Pablo Ngo
  • Danielle North
  • Daniel O’Brien
  • Julissa Ontiveros
  • Sesa Pabalan
  • Dina Plotkin
  • Daniela Ponce
  • Luis Portillo
  • Amy Preut Duncan
  • Eliyana Regmi Dhakal
  • Diana Rico Gonzalez
  • Claire Rivera
  • David Robins
  • Inna Rubanovskaya
  • Bink Schenkkan
  • Paulette Sharp
  • Jasmin Siguenza
  • Dominique Stean
  • Brittany Stewart
  • Yuliya Strashkina
  • Jeff Suslow
  • Wenya Tan
  • Ivory Thompson
  • Elizabeth Toups
  • Khang Tran
  • Carolyn Tsai
  • Guillermo Turcios
  • Alicia Velez-Rivers
  • Cheyenne Wallace
  • Tia Walme
  • David Williams
  • Dana Wood
  • Rebekah Wright
  • Cecilia Young
  • Winta Zere
  • Amy Zhao