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OUR MISSION Improving life through employment and productivity, recognizing that personal development is a lifetime endeavor. The JVS Mission is Rooted in Our Core Values. While these values come to us from the Jewish tradition, their power is truly universal. The Power of Work We believe that work transforms lives, and that helping people to find jobs helps them live better lives. Repair the World We are committed to making the world a better place by providing opportunities to job seekers from all walks of life, helping them achieve self-sufficiency through employment. Respect for the Individual In this belief, we honor the tradition of charity towards others that supports their dignity and desire to improve their own lives. Values of Collaboration To be effective, we bring together the resources of the Jewish Federation, government, business and community-based organizations to enable individuals to achieve success.

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To protect anonymity, featured photographs may not be of actual clients. 2013 ANNUAL REPORT


Within the pages of this annual report you will see the stories of those whose lives have been touched by JVS Chicago during Fiscal Year 2013: A high school student with anxiety issues who succeeded with academic guidance and supported employment to cushion his transition to independent adulthood; an entrepreneur with a dream of opening his own business, utilizing JVS’ support to improve his business plan, resulting in a no-interest loan; a Senior Talent Manager at a Fortune 500 company who found pre-screened, qualified candidates to interview as a JVS Chicago Employer Partner; a senior executive who learned to maximize her network to get back into the workforce after years as a consultant. Our successes throughout the past year demonstrated our tagline, “helping people work their way through life,” in action. From youth getting their first jobs, to people with disabilities obtaining competitive employment to low income, at-risk job-seekers getting on-the-job training, we helped individuals overcome challenges to finding employment. We managed competitions awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in Jewish Federation scholarships and administered the City of Chicago’s small business plan competition. For entrepreneurs there were workshops, counseling and access to working capital; senior executives affected by the downturn in the economy found new hope with energized approaches to navigating the new marketplace.

Business and community partnerships continued to be strong in FY 2013. A shining star was a new pilot internship program with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago that allowed patients to work as paid interns as part of a unique work experience program. JVS staff worked to create a positive work environment for teenagers with chronic medical conditions and disabilities to support them in transitioning from Lurie Children’s to adult care. JVS collaborated with Lurie Children’s Chronic Illness Transition team and Work Force Development group to set up the program, and then spent time at the hospital making certain that the interns were comfortable in their positions and gaining valuable work experience to help them down the road. We also spent much of FY 2013 with an eye to remaining strong and vibrant into the future. This included exploring collaborative opportunities with Jewish Child & Family Services. This allowed us to build on our already strong relationship with programs such as workshops addressing both vocational and psychological aspects of a job search, or job skills training for students at JCFS’ Therapeutic Day School. Our talks were fruitful, resulting in a new alliance agreement that took effect on July 1st.

Under the agreement, JVS remains an independent agency, with JCFS providing management and support services. Our collective goal remains unchanged: to provide those we serve with the help and support they need to succeed. Your support made all of this possible. You helped over 8,000 people connect to services to build job skills, get academic support, learn how to start or grow a business. Nearly 1,100 job placements were made with the help of JVS, drawing from the caring support of our counselors and our network of 361 employer partners. JVS Chicago is commited to improving life through employment and productivity, recognizing that personal development is a lifetime endeavor. We are grateful to you, our donors, partners, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders, who support our work year round. Thank you for your outstanding commitment and contributions to our community.

Elaine Saphier Fox

Richard Rotberg

Many similar Jewish vocational service and Jewish family service organizations across the country have successfully joined together, and we look forward to integrating our programming to best serve our community.


Howard Sitron






OVERCOMES ANXIETY TO GET HIS FIRST JOB Dan Keller is a polite young man who speaks with quiet confidence about his future. He was not always this hopeful. Dan’s emotional disability made it nearly impossible for him to talk to new people. He felt insecure about his ability to learn new skills. He was struggling academically in his senior year. “I was scared about life after high school,” he said. “I was afraid to make that transition into adulthood and into my first job.” JVS offered Dan one-on-one academic support, and he graduated on time. His counselor helped him learn the language of job applications, create a great resume, and gain confidence with practice interviews and role playing.





When he got his first JVSsubsidized job after high school, Dan had an epiphany: “Hey, this is what I was so afraid of, and it’s not so bad!” After this internship ended, his JVS counselor walked the mall with Dan to identify and talk to prospective employers. He was hired at a retail clothing store where he has been working for about a year. “I felt like that accomplishment pulled it all together,” Dan said. “JVS helped me, but now I knew I could do it on my own.” He wants other people who struggle with disability to know what JVS has to offer. “They were there for me,” he said. “They cared.”

Services for People with Disabilities JVS helps young people and adults with disabilities or who face other obstacles to steady employment set goals, learn how to find and keep a job, improve math and reading skills and connect to paid and unpaid work experience opportunities. We also help job seekers access community resources such as transportation assistance, job accommodations, childcare and emergency assistance. In FY 2013 JVS Chicago helped nearly 6,500 clients with case management services, job placement support, professional training, academic support and scholarships. JVS Chicago helped 993 adults find jobs and placed 94 young people in paid and/or volunteer positions, including 319 people with disabilities.






PURSUES HIS DREAM TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR Joshua Millman got his start in the coffee business at age 16 as a barista and worked his way up the ladder at a major coffee company. But he dreamed of starting his own coffee roasting business, and the Duman Entrepreneurship Center at JVS Chicago helped turn his dream into a reality. “I knew I wanted to start my own company,” Joshua said, “but I wasn’t clear on how to do it.” Joshua had an idea and a lot of passion, but not the business expertise to make it happen. He shared his vision for the company with a Business Analyst and Instructor at Duman, who helped him write and polish his business plan, develop cash flow projections, and create a profit and loss statement and balance sheet. “The support from Duman was amazing,” he said. “They helped me put together the presentation, guided me, and asked the right questions.”





His hard work, and the collaboration with the Duman Center paid off when he was approved for a startup loan from JVS. “Getting access to capital helped me achieve a life goal,” Joshua said. With the loan he purchased equipment and rented space. Within weeks Passion House Coffee Roaster was open for business; his first order arrived the day his daughter was born. “I left the hospital, and packed and delivered that order,” Joshua said. “Then I headed back to hold my daughter.” Joshua repaid his loan, and today Passion House Coffee Roasters has four employees and about 45-50 corporate customers. When he was ready to grow the business, his performance metrics qualified him to borrow from Duman two more times--and he remains grateful for the assistance from JVS.

Services for Small Businesses Illinois SBDC/Duman Entrepreneurship Center provides one-on-one business advice at no charge for existing and start-up small businesses, including entrepreneurial training, business assistance, mentoring and access to capital. Our Core-Four 速 Business Training Curriculum teaches an overview of what it takes to plan and start a business, including writing a viable business plan, making cash flow projections, and planning for growth. The Center also provides zero- or lowinterest loans to help entrepreneurs get their businesses started. In FY 2013, the Duman Center served 636 clients, and nearly 1,000 participants attended workshops. The Center helped 18 small businesses to get off the ground, and another 50 to expand, facilitating and providing 30 loans totaling more than $670,000 and creating 176 new jobs.






FINDS VALUABLE RESOURCES AS JVS EMPLOYER PARTNER Mechelle Hughes Bakula, Director of Talent Acquisition for IRI Worldwide, the world’s leading consumer market research company, recruits for midand senior level management and customer service positions. When she uses an employment agency, she spends up to $25,000 in fees just to hire for one executive level position. With 50 open positions at any one time, the fees add up, and so does the time spent screening prospective candidates.

requirements, and Bakula ended up interviewing three of them.

“That says to me that they did their due diligence before they met with me,” she said. “They understood our business and our needs, and they brought skilled and qualified candidates.” With hundreds, sometimes thousands of resumes coming in for each job posting, the partnership with JVS saves IRI time and money. The partnership agreement goes That’s why she was impressed when both ways: business partners receive she discovered that JVS Chicago qualified referrals and they also would provide pre-screened, talented provide feedback, so that JVS can candidates at no charge. JVS business continue to improve the candidate development manager Malachi Kelly matching process. “If Mechelle has targeted IRI because of its capacity an urgent need, she’ll reach out to to hire for dozens of IT and technime directly,” said Kelly, “and if I cal positions at locations across the come across a strong client country. Kelly researched the company candidate I’ll call her.” to understand the industry and be“I’ve received really good resumes come familiar with the job openings from JVS,” Bakula said. “I would and requisite qualifications, and then wholeheartedly seek to partner with he proposed a partnership. At their them in the future. JVS is a great first meeting, Malachi presented a slate of five candidates with marketing source for our talent pipeline, and we’ll seek their help to fill many of our backgrounds that matched the job client management and service roles.”





Services to Employers JVS Employer Services partners with Chicago-area employers of all sizes by offering recruiting services at no charge—saving the company thousands of dollars and hours of time. The program team researches and understands the company and the needs of the hiring manager; then they vet and pre-screen each candidate before presenting a slate of candidates to the employer. Qualified candidates span the spectrum from entry-level workers to executives in upper management. In FY 2013 JVS Chicago made 1,087 job placements at more than 650 companies; nearly 100 companies have hired two or more employees with help from JVS.






LEARNS THE ROPES OF CAREER TRANSITION IN A MODERN JOB MARKET When Rita Carroll, a successful information technology consultant, needed health insurance and started to seek full-time employment, she assumed that her specialized skills and experience would at least get her through the door for an interview. She sent out resume after resume, but as the weeks went by, she began to feel discouraged. When a couple of friends separately recommended JVS Chicago, she contacted Laurie Rosen, Executive Career Consultant at the Jewish Employment Network (JEN). “I was expecting to hear where the jobs are, maybe get a little help with my resume,” Rita said. “But they offered a whole host of services, classes, and seminars— and they taught me how to make better use of my own circle, my own network.”





Rita participated in networking and support groups through JEN which offered practical help and advice on the job search process. “Being in that group of professional people,” she said, “You get a lot of insight into how to go about this. They help you find a job before it’s even advertised.” JEN helped Rita learn the power of mining her own contacts, and ultimately she found her new job through a personal recommendation from someone in her own circle. “I am very grateful for the help and support I got,” Rita said. “It was the combination of the supportive groups and the process, and also that acknowledgement of who you are as a person, knowing they believed in me, that I found encouraging.”

Services to Job Seekers Career Moves at JVS provides skill development support for resume and cover letter development, self-marketing and social networking strategies, and interviewing skills for job seekers including career changers, career re-launchers, and recent college graduates. Job placements through Career Moves have increased 44% over the past two years, from 433 in FY 2011 to 625 in FY 2013. The Jewish Employment Network (JEN), a subset of Career Moves, connects Jewish job seekers with employers, working with clients to provide a career path and the tools they need for employment. The network targets executives and professionals who need help updating their job search strategies in a world where 85% of jobs are found through networking. More than 700 clients participated in the JEN program in FY 2013, and 385 of these found jobs. JVS CHICAGO



JVS Chicago is grateful for the generous donations raised through the Sustaining Fund, our annual Strictly Business luncheon and through our endowment and legacy commitments. ENDOWMENT


The JVS Endowment Foundation was created in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Agency Endowment Program, which was established to assure that JVS and our sister agencies have the necessary resources to meet the community needs. All commitments to Agency Endowment Foundations are recognized as gifts to the Jewish Federation’s Centennial Campaign.

Associated Agencies, Inc. Barbara Bluhm-Kaul Chicago Sinai Congregation Alan & Lori Crane Susan Duman Eli & Dina Field Family Foundation Integrated Project Management Company Michael & Janet Jablon Marc Jacobs MB Charitable Foundation

Louis Duman Microenterprise Center and Loan Fund Seth A. Eisner Samuel and Betty Fink Memorial Fund Janet and Michael Jablon Estate of Paul H. Leffman Estate of Shirley Pflaum Sylvia and Joseph Radov Sampson Katz Families Muriel Spier Book Fund Phyllis Tabachnick Declarations of Intent Richard M. Bendix, Jr. David L. Blumberg Burton Ditkowsky Alan Goldstein Gordon Kopald Paul H. Leffmann Adrienne Meisel Albert Paul Alan Stone Charitable Family Foundation Phyllis Tabachnick BENEFACTORS Kully Family Foundation




PATRON Alper Services, LLC/David Macknin Ariel Investments Benefits Consulting Group, LLC Jack & Barbara Bierig Blum-Kovler Foundation The Boon Group David & Gila Bronner Commonwealth Edison Congregation Solel John & Ellyn Daniels Elden Mandler Gift Fund David Ellis Phyllis Weil Ellis Paul L. Epner Evanston Dental Associates, Ltd./ Joseph & Renee Birnberg Silverman Robert & Marla Ferencz Alan & Elaine Saphier Fox Frost, Ruttenberg & Rothblatt, P.C. Ari Jadwin Jewish Child & Family Services Jerry & Susan Kahn William & Marilyn Keroff Kate T. Kestnbaum Adrienne Meisel & Rand Sparling 2013 ANNUAL REPORT

Morris A. Hazan Family Foundation Much Shelist, P.C. The Northern Trust Company Nuveen Investments Reyes Kurson Michael & Sandra Rosenstein Richard Rotberg David J. Rudis Season of Change Foundation Seth and Rosalind Eisner Fund Seyfarth Shaw LLP Shefsky & Froelich/ Barry & Carol Maram SPR Companies, Inc. James H. Stone Sherwin J. Stone Jack & Niki Tovin Sarah Unterman & Joshua Ehrlich Uptown Research Institute, LLC/ John G. Sonnenberg Warady & Davis LLP DONOR William & Donna Barrows Richard M. Bendix, Jr. Peter Bernstein Jerry H. Biederman Matthew & Christine Botica Ross Bricker & Nina Vinik Steven L. Brown Cary & Susan Buxbaum Comcast Martin Craig Julie Deutsch Done Deal Promotions Adrienne Drell & Frank Nitikmo Jerome Dreyfuss Edelstein Foundation

Lawrence & Brenda H. Feis John & Sally Filan William & Ethel Gofen Gale Goldstick Inna Goncharenko Norman Hirsch & Anne Courter Isaac Ray Center, Inc. The Joyce Foundation Rachel Kaplan & Bob Riesman Nancy Katz James Klutznick Burt & Caryl Lasko Howard & Karen Levy Krista Linn Kris Lonsway Zachary & Diane Marshall Elizabeth McGuire Ethel Meyer Midwest Windows Cleaning, Ltd. Miss Paige, Ltd. Gregg S. Newmark Christine O’Brien Thomas & Betty Philipsborn Steven & Jo Ann Potashnick Gordon & Claire Prussian Ramrod Distributors, Inc. Ben & Nancy Randall Michael Rosenbaum Charles I. & Renee Rosenberg Tom & Louise Rothschild Alyne D. Salstone Donald W. Schaumberger Charles & Susan Schwartz David Y. Schwartz Gloria Scoby Marc & Audree Shuman Michael Siegel & Andrea Backman Thomas A. & Nancy Silberman Alan Stone Family Charitable Foundation Alan & Joanie Stone Douglas T. Thompson Michael & Dana Treister Sarita Warshawsky FRIENDS Howard Adelman Robert & Barbara Agdern Phyllis Apelbaum Asher, Gittler & D’Alba, Ltd.

Stephen Ballis Felicia Baskin William & Sara Belkov Mary H. Bendix Jeffrey Bergman H. Bruce & Jan Bernstein Arthur & Helaine Billings Steven & Karen Bloomberg Steven & Pam Bloomberg James A. Brandt Robert & Virginia Burnstine Bruce Crane Aimee Daniels Jordan L. & Barbara Daniels Christopher M. Dasse Burton Ditkowski & Eileen Adams Marybeth Dougherty Susan Duensing Morris & Lois Dyner Deborah K. Ebner Fanchon Ehrlick Emanual Family Foundation Sidney & Sondra Epstein Steven J. Erlebacher Irving Fishman Shayle P. Fox Steven & Cindy Franklin Paul & Susan Freehling Chad H. Gettleman Joel Goldhar Beverly Goldstick James B. Gottlieb Kim Grahl David & Robyn Grossberg Linda Haase Stuart & Shelley Hanfling Howard Hirsch Thomas & Vicki Horwich Jeanne Jacobs Edwin Josephson Alan & Juell Kadet Maya Kaminsky Jack Kaplan & Marian Macsai Thomas Keeler & Karen Gray-Keeler Meredith Keroff Howard Klieger Howard R. Korenthal Ruth Lurie Kozodoy Geryl Kramer Philip & Sue Kritzman Joseph Kunze Jorge & Judith Kurganoff

Kristi LaFleur Chris Landgraff & Eileen Dordek Steve & Laurie Laser Donald Letchinger Jess & Mary Levine Steven H. Lewis Robert & Carol Lifton Herbert & Barbara Linn Michael & Susie Lorge Robert Mann Michael D. Mannis Barry & Marlene Marcus Thomas S. Marx Joan Mazurek Ed & Diane Mehlman Lorence Merritt Stanton & Peggy Miller Michael D. Miselman J. Clifford Moos & Jackie Jaffe Robert Morgan Lawrence J. Moss Todd & Nancy Needlman Brent Novoselsky Lester Ordman Shelby Parchman Jerrold M. Peven Russel Pike Andrew Plocker Neil Posner & Patricia Paone Steve & Robin Prebish Mary Prugh Thomas Rivkin Jay & Barbara Robinson Benjamin L. Rose Leona Z. Rosenberg Walter & Chaya Roth Jeff & Marcia Rubin Nathaniel Sack Martin & Allison Salzman Thomas & Vicki Samuels Steven & Jessica Sarowitz Jon Schneider & Wendy Fox Alan Schoen Laurent Schor Schuler Family Foundation/Scholar Program James & Sheila Schultz Marcy Shorr Michael A. Silverman Evette Simon Howard Sitron Bruce Slayter Dan Stark Steven Stender

David & Arlene Stix Robert J. & Julie Stracks The Sidney Epstein and Sondra Berman Epstein Foundation The Tower Foundation Emy Towell Robert Unglaub Noney Weil Jeffrey & Barb Weinberg Jerome Weinstein Thomas J. Wieser Marc & Brenda Wilkow Laura & Mike York Kenneth Zoline Lois Zoller VOLUNTEERS Antony Adolf Tom Altman LaShon Anthony Lawrence Aronson Carolyn Bagan Myra Barnes Christa Beall Diefenbach Sharon Bereliani Todd Bermott Christina Bernardi Collette Bernhard Jack Bierig Jack Bock Carli Bogolub Shelly Bowyer Ross Bracey Svetlana Brodsky Paul Cameron Barbara Charal Benjamin Clinger Kayla Cohen Howard Cohen Alan Crane Susan Duman Alexis Eiseman Andy Eltzroth Megan Estermann Sharon Garcia Lydia Gasca Gina George J.D. Gershbein Bertha Gold Joel Goldhar Janice Gordon Bernie Gould Dan Gould Robert Gould Aaron Greenberg Beth Halevy Jim Hanig Karissa Harden

Heather Harper Joshua Herrin Neil Hochstadt Jolie Horen Lori Howard Rex Huppke Frank Jaffe Carol Johnston Linda Jonesi Basam Karakoshi James Karela Gregory Karp Linnea Kelly Kara Kennedy Ann Kogan Burton Kopulsky Charles Krugel Savva Krupnov Miriam Letchinger Chad Lilly Edgar Limones Robert Mann Rachel Markle Mark Marx John McLellan Caitlin Mead Steve Merkin David Mesnard David Metcalf Steve Miller Reed Morton Larry New Ronald Nick Pauline Nilolov Dawn Nolden Don Oehlert Larma Oliphant Tracy Orth Arafat Paredes Johnette Paye Jody Perl Celeste Peterson Orville Pierson Lisa Pilgrim Susan Pogash Marc Pressman R. David Rahn Rich Rathmell Linda Ray Emmett Reeb Leona Reyna Debbie Rheinstrom Kate Rice Michelle Rischmann Yolanda Rolon Eleanor Rosenthal Matt Rudolph Steve Sarowitz Ida Schwenwar Lori Shah Rich Sheridan

Illinois Secretary of State Illinois State Police Jewish Child & Family Services Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kane County Department of Employment and Education NeighborWorks America Northern Trust Charitable Trust Polk Bros. Foundation The Retirement Research Foundation U.S. Army Reserve Corps U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources and Services Administration FOUNDATIONS/ GRANTS/CONTRACTS U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Anonymous (2) Development/ Chicago Cook Community Workforce Partnership Development Block Chicago Tribune Grant Charities - Holiday U.S. Department of Campaign, a fund of Labor/Senior Service the McCormick America, Inc. Foundation U.S. Department of Citi Community Transportation Development U.S. Department of Citi Foundation Treasury/Internal City of Chicago/ Revenue Service Department of Family U.S. Department of and Support Services Veterans Affairs The Emergency Fund U.S. Environmental Harper College Protection Agency Harvey L. Miller Family U.S. General Services Foundation Administration Illinois Center for United Way of Lake Rehabilitation and County Education The Workforce Boards of Foundation Metropolitan Chicago Illinois Community College Board IN-KIND DONATION Illinois Department of City of Chicago/Office Central Management of the City Treasurer Services Crain’s Chicago Illinois Department of Business Commerce and Economic Opportunity Roosevelt University Seyfarth Shaw LLP Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services Office of Inspector General Bureau of Basic Supports - Title XX Chuck Shubart Robert Silver Alyssa Silverman Nate Solomon Bobbi Steiner Steve Steinfeld Rachel Stemple Jim Stone LeAnne Tourtelotte Tiffinay Tuckett David Umlauf Natasha Veasley Jordan Werblow Julie Wernau Francine Wishnick Alan Wolan Larry Wolfberg Morrie Zalcman Steven Zarch Maegan Zarley-Watson Francis Zemans Patsy Zimmerman







Board of Directors* OFFICERS Elaine Saphier Fox President

Alan S. Crane


John Daniels

Career Moves

Vice President Vice President

Assistant Treasurer

Funded through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Career Moves at JVS Chicago is a comprehensive Career Development Center, staffed by dedicated counselors that deliver innovative programs to diverse jobseekers. The Center encourages, supports and empowers professional and skilled jobseekers throughout the job search process, working with entry-level to executives of all ages and demographics. Additional private funding provides on-the-job training scholarships to clients from the Former Soviet Union.

David A. Bronner


Marc Jacobs Vice President

Barry S. Maram Secretary

Sandra J. Rosenstein Assistant Secretary

Neil B. Posner Treasurer

Robert A. Ferencz Member-at-Large

Low-income seniors gain valuable marketable skills by working in subsidized employment. Seniors explore their career goals while providing an essential benefit to host community-based organizations. Funding is provided by Senior Service America, Inc. through the federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Funding from the Retirement Research Foundation provided support for dedicated career exploration, job readiness and competitive placement services.

William B. Keroff Member-at-Large

Richard Rotberg

Executive Director

DIRECTORS Michael D. Burstein Cary C. Buxbaum Amy Dordek Dolinsky Susan Duman Gale Goldstick Margot Kleinman Stephen A. Laser David Macknin Renee Birnberg Silberman John G. Sonnenberg, Ph.D. James H. Stone


HONORARY DIRECTORS James A. Alter Richard M. Bendix, Jr. Jack R. Bierig David L. Blumberg Donald P. Cohen Seth A. Eisner Paul L. Epner Irving S. Fishman Vernon Fox Janet Jablon Adrienne Meisel Ellard Pflazer, Jr. Seymour Nordenberg James M. Schultz Alan Stone Jerome H. Stone Jack D. Tovin Michael R. Treister, M.D. *As of June 30, 2013.

Career counseling and guidance, work readiness, supported employment, job coaching and retention services provide the foundation for JVS placement services for individuals with disabilities and for adults with significant challenges to employment. In addition, JVS provides much needed employment services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Multiple funding streams include the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant.

Youth Workforce Investment Act funding from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and the Kane County Department of Employment and Education allows JVS to provide job placement services to youth with disabilities and other at-risk youth. Volunteer experiences to gain exposure to the world of work, job coaching, mentoring, paid and unpaid

internships, and job placement services enable JVS youth to explore relevant career pathways. Additional funding from United Way of Lake County allows JVS to provide Lake County youth with disabilities opportunities for work experiences and competitive employment.

EMPLOYER RELATIONSHIPS Employers are the cornerstone of successful job placement services. Dedicated business development specialists create relationships with employers with national and local area brands across metropolitan Chicago and suburban communities. Candidate prescreening and superior preparation are aligned with an analysis of labor market criteria and employer specifications.

COMMUNITY BASED CONTRACT SERVICES A commitment to persons with disabilities, exemplary contract management, proven service delivery and strong community partnerships are the basis for SourceAmerica and Illinois State Use services. While working at a state or federal office site, participants with disabilities receive on-the-job skills training in facilities management, copy operations, mailroom services, warehousing or janitorial services. Funding is provided by federal and state agencies at 18 distinct locations throughout metropolitan Chicago.

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES Duman Entrepreneurship Center An endowment from the late philanthropist, Louis Duman, makes possible core small business services of business education, one-on-one technical assistance, financial coaching and credit building, as well as access to capital through private loan funds and traditional lenders. Mentoring expertise for business owners is provided to clients seeking to start or expand their small businesses. Additional funding streams support this vast array of small business services.


TRAINING & EDUCATION English as a Second Language (ESL) Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/13 Excluding Investment Activity (in thousands)


Refugees and immigrants traditionally have sought language acquisition and workplace acculturation from JVS.

2012 – 2013

2011 – 2012

$ 1,121

$ 982

Contract Services



Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago



Other Government Funded Programs



Individuals and Foundations










$ 6,418

$ 6,968













Illinois Department of Human Services

Students learn vocational English in preparation for employment and civic participation. Funding is provided by the Illinois Community College Board. Additional funding from the Secretary of State provides volunteer student tutors and mentors.

Digital Literacy JVS Community Technology Centers provide access to basic computer skills training for those individuals with no computer skills and advanced training for those seeking Microsoft certifications.

Other Sources

Pharmacy Technician Training


National Certified Pharmacy Technician training is designed to prepare today’s job seekers for career pathways in the field of allied health. All graduates participate in a blended program of instructional and hands-on internship resulting in the acquisition of state licen sure and national certification. Funding is provided from the US Department of Health & Human Services, Health Professions Opportunity Grant and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant and the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Title XX.


Personnel Client Compensation and Benefits

Other Operating Expenses TOTAL EXPENSES Preliminary and Subject to Audit






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Improving life through employment and productivity, recognizing that personal development is a lifetime endeavor.

JVS Chicago is accredited by CARF International for programs in Employment Services: Community Employment, Job Development, Job Supports, Job Site Training and Employment Skills Training Services. JVS Chicago is a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

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