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Strictly Business

JEVS hosts its annual fund-raising and awards event, Strictly Business, to honor employers who are contributing to the health of the region’s economy through a commitment to workforce development. Please join us as we recognizes those businesses that have developed relationships with JEVS Human Services to facilitate hiring and retention of trained, hard-working, dedicated employees. And, through powerful video documentaries, witness how JEVS Human Services has helped individuals who have faced great obstacles and found the strength necessary to achieve their personal and career goals.

Raising more than $3.1 million since its inception in 1999, proceeds from Strictly Business support scholarships to JEVS’ vocational assessment, job readiness, skills training and career management services for individuals in need.  Strictly Business 2018 raised more than $300,000!

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Award Honorees

Learn more about each of our past award winners through their videos and stories. You can see our complete collection of Strictly Business videos on our YouTube channel.


Inspiration Award
Rodney Boyd…JEVS Supports Coordination participant
Mariah Vargas…JEVS Project WOW graduate
Cory Mandel…former participant of JEVS’ Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship and JEVS Career Strategies
Steven Morales…New Leash on Life USA graduate


Inspiration Award
Gentil Ndizihiwe…JEVS Center for New Americans client and a JEVS Project WOW graduate
Josh Shusterman…member of JEVS Philadelphia Independence Network and a JEVS Supports Coordination participant
Maurice Young…graduate of JEVS’ Orleans Technical College
Special Recognition Award
Burton (Bob) Cohen…long-time Board member and friend to JEVS


Inspiration Award
Kareem Chappelle…program participant of The Choice is Yours (TCY), an alternative-to-incarceration program operated by JEVS
Anthony Steckley…Project WOW and JEVS’ Orleans Technical College graduate

Business Leadership Award
Wells Fargo hires from multiple JEVS programs including CareerLink, Career Solutions for 55+ and disability employment programs
Xerox hires from hireAbility, our Southern NJ-based employment program for people with disabilities


Inspiration Award
Anne M. Escobar…former program participant of NE EARN Center, operated by JEVS
Bilal Jackson…program participant of JEVS Project Success

Business Leadership Award
Atlantic City Linen Supply, LLC…hires clients from JEVS hireAbility program, Project Success and our NE EARN Center
Allan A. Myers, a Company of American Infrastructure…hires graduates of JEVS’ Orleans Technical Institute


Inspiration Award
LaRhonda Brunson…JEVS’ Orleans Technical Institute graduate of their human services training program
Maurice Teasley…a program participant of The Choice is Yours (TCY), an alternative-to-incarceration program operated by JEVS

Business Leadership Award
SugarHouse Casino…hires clients from Maximizing Participation Project and Northeast EARN Center, both operated by JEVS
TD Bank…hires clients from JEVS hireAbility, an employment program for people with disabilities


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