Senator Jimmy Dillon and Representative Martina White supported JEVS Human Services request for RACP funding to support its career and technical education programs.
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Philadelphia (April 17, 2023) – JEVS Human Services (JEVS) has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) by the PA Office of the Budget to support Orleans Technical College (Orleans Tech). RACP grants are awarded to organizations of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical significance for improvement projects.

The grant will allow for the renovation of the existing Orleans Tech campus in Northeast Philadelphia. Included in these renovations are upgrades and new security features in the school’s main atrium.

“We’re grateful for Senator Dillon and Representative White’s support of our non-profit career and technical education program. The RACP grant will help JEVS continue its quality education services in a modern, state of the art space—preparing individuals for in-demand careers,” said Cynthia F. Figueroa, JEVS President & CEO.

“Schools like Orleans Technical College are helping students acquire skills that will lead to good-paying careers in jobs that too often go unfilled,” Representative White said. “This funding will help Orleans expand its mission, which will give our Pennsylvanians greater educational options.”

“When I visited Orleans Tech, I saw first-hand how their programs prepare people in my district and all over the Delaware Valley for good, family-sustaining jobs,” said Senator Dillon. “At a time when people are anxious about the economy and student debt, I’m happy we invested in an institution with a 40-year history of teaching in-demand skills and providing industry-recognized credentials.”

JEVS’ non-profit career training school, Orleans Technical College, prepares adults for new futures. Since 1974, Orleans Tech has helped students move toward one common goal: learning new skills to enhance their success in the workforce. Orleans Tech offers six-month job training programs in various building trades and prepares graduates for employment with companies–large and small–that provide residential and commercial construction, repair, and maintenance. Building on JEVS’s decades of experience working with people in need, Orleans Tech also offers vocational education and job placement in the health care field.

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Media contact: Melody Zimmerman, Director of External Affairs, JEVS Human Services
email: [email protected]
text/call: 445-246-7215


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