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An Equal Trade

March 20, 2019

When Althea Burgett first toured Orleans Technical College, she was inspired by the presence of instructor Linda Dunphy, the only woman instructor at the school. Learning […]

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Philly Mother Joins Growing Number of Women in Trades

When Althea Burgett has gone to interview for electrician jobs wearing makeup and high heels, she said, the interviewer always looks at her a little funny. […]

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A Mother’s Love

March 19, 2019

By outward appearances, Jennifer Burke, 41, is the typical stay-at-home mom. The North Philly resident lives in an apartment with two of her daughters, 9 and […]

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A Second Chance for Philadelphia’s Dropouts

February 19, 2019

Photo: Nigel Thompson/AL DÍA News Nowadays, Gabriel Ramos is very honest with himself when looking back at his early days in the Project WOW program, located at […]

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Rethinking Reentry (Part 2)

December 20, 2018

JEVS Human Services is one of ten national finalists in the 2018 Minds That Move Us Adult Career Pathways Challenge, coordinated by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in […]

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Rethinking Reentry

November 27, 2018

Pictured above:  (left to right) The JEVS team in Nashville for Design Camp:  Jeffrey Booth, Kathy Tracey (Minds That Move Us coach), Rachel Aucott, Patricia Slowe, […]

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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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