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Teen With Asperger’s Named Time Person Of The Year
December 16, 2019
Alyssa Burts

NEW YORK — She inspired a movement — and now she’s the youngest ever Time Person of the Year. Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old activist who emerged as the face of the fight against climate change and motivated people around the world to join the crusade, was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the magazine’s …

Interviewing 101 BootCamp for College Students and Recent College Graduates
December 16, 2019
Alyssa Burts

JVS OF METROWEST TO OFFER WINTER BREAK BOOTCAMP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS LOOKING FOR JOBS Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest is offering a four-hour, interactive bootcamp for college students looking to hone their job-seeking skills as they prepare to look for summer jobs and/or launch their careers. Entitled “Interviewing 101: Acing the Subject They Don’t Teach …

JVS of MetroWest: Celebrating 80 Years of “Helping People Help Themselves”
February 22, 2019
JVS

Thank you to Verizon FiOS1 – New Jersey for their latest coverage about JVS of MetroWest celebrating 80 years of “helping people help themselves.” In the video clip, our very own Hetal Narciso, Director of Rehabilitation, explains “We’ve made a difference for many individuals. Some come back after and thank us for the services we …

Value of Workers Over 50
February 22, 2019
JVS

“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’” says Angela Bovill, CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families. She has a ready answer. “Having older people on staff creates a calming force for an organization,” …

Teen With Asperger’s Named Time Person Of The Year
December 16, 2019
Alyssa Burts

NEW YORK — She inspired a movement — and now she’s the youngest ever Time Person of the Year. Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old activist who emerged as the face of the fight against climate change and motivated people around the world to join the crusade, was announced Wednesday as the recipient of the magazine’s …

Interviewing 101 BootCamp for College Students and Recent College Graduates
December 16, 2019
Alyssa Burts

JVS OF METROWEST TO OFFER WINTER BREAK BOOTCAMP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS LOOKING FOR JOBS Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest is offering a four-hour, interactive bootcamp for college students looking to hone their job-seeking skills as they prepare to look for summer jobs and/or launch their careers. Entitled “Interviewing 101: Acing the Subject They Don’t Teach …

JVS Awarded Major Grant of $20,000
September 17, 2019
Alyssa Burts

On September 4th, 2019, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) announced it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $20,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their expanded Vocational Rehabilitation services program which recently began operating in Montclair. We were selected to receive the grant based on our proven track record of success in meeting …

Surge In Voters With Disabilities May Influence 2020 Election
July 22, 2019
JVS

Significantly more people with disabilities cast ballots last year, according to a new report suggesting that this demographic is poised to have a big impact in the 2020 presidential race. About half of all citizens with disabilities voted in the 2018 midterm elections, up 8.5 percentage points from the 40.8 percent who did so during …

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With Autism
July 22, 2019
JVS

When Nicole Thibault had her first child, she imagined traveling everywhere with him. But by age 2, he would become upset by simply passing a restaurant that smelled of garlic. Waiting in line elicited tantrums and crowded places overwhelmed him. Autism was diagnosed within the year. “I thought maybe our family dream of travel wouldn’t …

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