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Making Something from Nothing: The Story of Tyisha Bates

November 6, 2018

A survivor of domestic abuse, things were never easy for South Philly resident Tyisha Bates. “I was broken,” she said about her physical condition in the […]

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Quite an Inspiration

October 31, 2018

Before Aliyah Hammond got pregnant, she didn’t have a direction in life. The 22-year-old Northeast Philadelphia resident had dropped out of high school in ninth grade […]

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Inspiring Philadelphia Women Honored at Strictly Business Luncheon

October 26, 2018

Two local women were recognized by JEVS Human Services during its 20th annual Strictly Business event, held at Loews Philadelphia on Friday. The two women, Tyisha […]

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Creating Jobs is a Form of Tikun Olam for Young Leadership Award Winner

July 9, 2018

Work is a passion for Stephanie Koch, a local Jewish community member who serves on the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board. “I believe that employment and […]

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JEVS Keeps Students Busy with Internships

July 6, 2018

Every summer, JEVS Human Services offers college and high school students the opportunity to participate in two intern programs designed to provide them with real-world experience. […]

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Philadelphia Works Awards Contracts for New Pre-Apprenticeships

Philadelphia Works, the Workforce Development Board for the City of Philadelphia, awarded contracts to two organizations that will pilot new pre-apprenticeship programs to serve Opportunity Youth […]

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Career Exploration: Helping Students Sample New Careers

June 14, 2018

Kim Brown could not have been more proud of her grandson Dionte Brown, a senior at Mastery’s Simon Gratz Charter High School in North Philadelphia. Yes, the […]

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First Time Offenders Find New Hope in Philly

June 11, 2018

Nicole Sanchez Ortiz (left) and Shartelle Martinez (right) at the TCY Penn Foster Graduation on June 1, 2018. For Nicole Sanchez Ortiz, The Choice is Yours […]

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Kasim Shaw is Back on Track

June 8, 2018

Kasim Shaw’s mom always knew he had it in him. “His hard work was nothing but faith,” said Izetta Shaw. “At first he lost it. He’s […]

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A Brother Makes a Choice for Himself, and the Brother He Lost to Gun Violence

June 4, 2018

The first-floor windows of Kasim Shaw’s South Philadelphia rowhouse served as babysitter and teacher. “As soon as I peeked out my window,” Shaw said, “I got […]

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