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Three Stories of Hard Work and Success

By Erin G. 

JEVS Human Services (JEVS) supports over 16,000 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey through almost 40 programs. These programs cover workforce development, Career and Technical Education (CTE), Community Living and Home Support, and JEVS Care at Home.

We hear heartwarming stories from people in JEVS programs that highlight why our mission is to help individuals create paths to independence and economic security.

During Women’s History Month, we’re sharing the stories of three amazing women who found success in JEVS programs:

Meet Jill

Jill lost her mom to cancer, inspiring her to care for others and study nursing. She found the right program with EduConnect. Jill is a powerful example for her two daughters, and her oldest is graduating from EduConnect in March 2024!

Click this link to read Jill’s story.

Meet Iryna

Due to the Russia-Ukraine war, Iryna and her family had to leave Ukraine. JEVS’ Center for New Americans (CNA) helped them settle in the U.S.

Click this link to read Iryna’s story.

Meet Marie

Originally from Haiti, Marie moved to the U.S. to find better opportunities. Despite facing challenges, her hard work led her to a new path.

Click this link to read Marie’s story.

To explore JEVS’ programs and services, visit our online program directory. Whether you’re seeking workforce development, educational opportunities, community living assistance, or home care services, JEVS can make a difference in your life or the lives of those you care about.


Career Opportunities with JEVS’ EduConnect: Tamika’s Success Story

Since 2018, JEVS’ EduConnect program has been helping people access affordable education. They offer a range of courses, certificates, and degrees to improve job opportunities for individuals. EduConnect’s flexibility and personalized support make it accessible to people with different needs and goals.

About EduConnect

EduConnect is a program that helps people begin or advance in growing career fields. It offers in-demand certifications and different learning options, including online classes. It also provides one-on-one guidance throughout the educational journey.

EduConnect’s success coaches maintain regular contact with participants through phone calls or text messages. They also assist in connecting students with community resources like childcare and transportation. Additionally, EduConnect offers tutoring and encouragement to ensure students stay on track and succeed in their education.

Tamika’s EduConnect Experience

Tamika learned about EduConnect through a referral from the Work Ready staff. The program’s flexibility allowed her to balance her studies with her existing commitments, while the dedicated support from her success coach proved invaluable. The practical experience she gained during her externship prepared her well for her current job.

After successfully completing her coursework and gaining 400 hours of experience at Greater Philadelphia Health Action (GPHA), a dental center, Tamika received an exciting job offer. She is now a full-time Sterilization Technician at GPHA.

Tamika’s story reflects her hard work and EduConnect’s support. Now she’s continuing to motivate others to build a career path through education available at JEVS.

Learn More about EduConnect

Tamika’s success story is one of many that show the positive impact of EduConnect. It’s more than just an educational program; it’s an opportunity to create a career and life path. To learn more about EduConnect, click this link to visit the program website, or contact the EduConnect team.

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