By Ashley R.M.

Black History Month 2024 recognizes important contributions of African Americans in the arts. We celebrate the creativity and innovation of Black voices—artists, thinkers, organizations, and media outlets that enrich our culture and make a positive impact on society.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Efforts at JEVS

This month, we’re also reflecting on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) journey at JEVS. Our organization started in 1941 to help Jewish refugees during World War II. Over the years, we’ve expanded our services to support people of all ages, races, genders, and communities. We continue this work today, addressing current challenges and providing opportunities for fulfilling careers in an inclusive environment.

At JEVS, we embrace DEI in various ways, including supporting employee-led resource groups (ERGs). One of our largest ERGs, the African American, African, and Caribbean (AAAC) ERG, was created almost three years ago to promote diversity and inclusion. Members of this group make a positive impact beyond our company by volunteering throughout the year. For instance, they recently supported The Choice is Yours Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day of Hope, providing essential items to families in need in the Philadelphia area.

JEVS’ Partnership with The Ladipo Group

We also focus on equal education, leadership, and economic opportunities for all. In 2023, JEVS began a partnership with The Ladipo Group. The Ladipo Group is the region’s only therapy, counseling, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion consulting practice that specializes in serving Black and African American communities. Through this partnership, we sponsor an ongoing DEI Speaker series, addressing important topics like employee well-being and creating safe environments in the Human Services industry.

Get Involved

JEVS remains committed to collaborating with diverse partners to amplify voices, broaden perspectives, and better serve our communities. As we reflect on #BHM, we want to know: what does Black History Month mean to you?

To explore Black History Month events in Philadelphia, click this link.

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