Frankford’s Rodney Boyd has overcome cerebral palsy to raise two young children independently, while Bustleton’s Mariah Vargas landed a job with an insurance company after earning her GED.
Boyd and Vargas are the kind of people JEVS Human Services likes to honor at its annual Strictly Business Awards ceremony.
“This is an opportunity to brag about the work we do and tell stories of how we’ve changed lives for individuals in the community,” said Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS. “This day is a celebration. People just need an extra touch to help guide them.”
The 19th annual awards program took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City. About 650 people attended the networking event and luncheon to honor Boyd, Vargas and other award winners.
Read more about Rodney and Mariah’s inspiring stories in the Northeast Times.