JEVS is excited to bring a new type of educational offering to the Philadelphia region through our partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. Thanks to the generosity of TD, JEVS will launch Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) accessible and affordable competency-based degree options this spring. Students will get credit for mastery of their skills, allowing them to graduate from SNHU in 18 months or less, depending on motivation. With SNHU offering the degree programs, JEVS will offer in-person coaching to ensure students meet their educational and personal goals. This combination gives students a practical opportunity to attend and succeed in an individualized, online degree program. Students will be able to progress at their own pace toward official associate’s and bachelor’s degrees from SNHU, while JEVS will provide two coaching locations (Center City and Northeast Philadelphia) with computer access and other resources.
JEVS has hired a seasoned professional, Dr. Michelle Brown-Nevers, to lead this great work as Director of Postsecondary Education. Brown-Nevers possesses more than 25 years of experience in higher education, and is respected and known for her achievements at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Brown-Nevers came to higher education because she believed that continue learning was the key to economic mobility and opportunity. The accessibility and self-pace options SNHU offers appealed to her.
“Southern New Hampshire University is redefining higher education and challenging us to think constructively about the way we prepare our students for the workforce.
This program offers students the real-world skills they need to get ahead in their careers, while also allowing them to pace themselves based on their life situations. The high-quality education from SNHU, combined with on-the-ground supports we will offer here at JEVS, ensures that students will not get lost, like we sometimes see with other online programs,” she said.
Through this initiative, JEVS is also able to expand the degree offerings to both clients and staff.
For more information on how Southern New Hampshire University and JEVS Human Services can help you or someone you know achieve personal and professional goals, fill out our information request form HERE.