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Jewish Vocational Service of Boston

Empowering individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers

four stars

91.67

75 Federal Street Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 399-3131   Web Site
EIN: 04-2104357

Board Leadership
Joseph Zeff
Chair

CEO
Jerry Rubin
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.67 four stars
  Financial 88.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Founded in 1938, JVS is among the oldest and largest providers of adult education and workforce development services in Greater Boston, serving a diverse clientele from over 100 nations. We offer over 35 programs to help individuals remove barriers to financial independence by providing them with the skills needed to secure a quality job with a family-sustaining wage.
Strengthening Job Skills: We create training programs based on the skills employers need, currently targeting jobs in 8 sectors.
Accessing Good Jobs: We develop and match local talent with great employers, and provide onsite training and coaching for workers to upskill them for next-level positions.
Building Career Pathways: We map career pathways with employers, then address educational and skills gaps through a progression of services.

JVS empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Founded in 1938, JVS is among the oldest and largest providers of adult education and workforce development services in Greater Boston, serving a diverse clientele from over 100 nations. We offer over 35 programs to help individuals remove barriers to financial independence by providing them with the skills needed to secure a quality job with a family-sustaining wage.
Strengthening Job Skills: We create training programs based on the skills employers need, currently targeting jobs in 8 sectors.
Accessing Good Jobs: We develop and match local talent with great employers, and provide onsite training and coaching for workers to upskill them for next-level positions.
Building Career Pathways: We map career pathways with employers, then address educational and skills gaps through a progression of services.

Financial

three stars

88.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Vocational Service of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jewish Vocational Service of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Vocational Service of Boston (MA) 91.67 four stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 89.25 three stars
Dress for Success Worldwide (NY) 90.00 four stars
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Millionair Club Charity (WA) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,640,372
   Federated Campaigns $137,939
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $87,953
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,908,101
Total Contributions $12,774,365
   Program Service Revenue $3,435,014
Total Primary Revenue $16,209,379
   Other Revenue $380,655
TOTAL REVENUE $16,590,034
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,541,364
   Administrative Expenses $2,469,151
   Fundraising Expenses $856,311
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,866,826
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $723,208
   
Net Assets $9,800,410

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Pre-Employment Services $7,512,797 59.9%
Career Center Services $2,420,519 19.3%
Business Services $1,295,123 10.3%

Ratings History
Jewish Vocational Service of Boston has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 03/01/2021 91.67 four stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 91.63 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2019 91.51 four stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 91.25 four stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 91.42 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 91.40 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.80 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 88.97 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 84.97 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2104357
Name in IRS Master File JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICE INC
NTEE Code J21
NTEE Classification Vocational Counseling, Guidance and Testing
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
(921) Loans or credit reporting
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$245,901 1.54% Jerome Rubin President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jewish Vocational Service of Boston (MA) 91.67 four stars
JVS SoCal (CA) 90.32 four stars
JVS (CA) 88.47 three stars
NPower Inc. (NY) 93.63 four stars
Women's Bean Project (CO) 85.75 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jewish Vocational Service of Boston
75 Federal Street
Third Floor
Boston, MA 02110
tel: (617) 399-3131
EIN: 04-2104357

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Board Leadership

Joseph Zeff
Chair

CEO

Jerry Rubin
President, CEO

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