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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,” …

Introducing Hiki: The First-Ever Dating and Friendship App for the Autistic Community
July 22, 2019
JVS

NEW YORK, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hiki (pronounced “hee-KEY”), the first-ever dating and friendship app for the Autistic community, launches publicly today. The mobile app provides a safe space for people with Autism to embrace their uniqueness and celebrate their commonality. It is a place where being different is destigmatized, and where friendships, love, …

Santander Day at JVS
June 6, 2019
JVS

Santander Day at JVS was a huge success thanks to the generosity of Santander Bank and its employees. The day began with Santander’s presentation of a $10,000 check to JVS Board President Michael Goldberg and Executive Director Michael Andreas. This was followed by 9 Santander branch managers from across New Jersey volunteering their time to …

Investors Bank Donates Funds for JVS’ Education and Literacy Program
March 21, 2019
JVS

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Investors Bank Branch Manager, Alicia Robinson presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to JVS Board President, Michael Goldberg and JVS Executive Director, Michael Andreas.  These funds will be used for JVS’ Education and Literacy Program.  The Education and Literacy Program is composed of Adult Basic Education and English …

Autism Law Introduced in House of Representatives
March 11, 2019
JVS

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-4th District, of New Jersey and Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, of Pennsylvania, introduced the bipartisan Autism CARES Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives to reauthorize federal programs and activities that assist children, adults and families with Autism. The bill, House Resolution 1058, is supported by a coalition of …

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