Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Ruderman Family Foundation and Jewish Vocational Service are working in partnership to provide a new program called Transitions to Work.
The Transitions to Work Program focuses on creating new employment opportunities for young adults with a disability. The program provides classroom instruction, skills training and internships for participants. All classes are run by JVS instructors at the employer site. Students gain hands-on work experience by participating in internships that are relevant to real jobs.
The goal of The Transitions to Work Program is to prepare students for work and to assist them in obtaining employment upon completion of the program.