Read our annual report to learn about what Jubilee Jobs has done in 2018 by clicking on Annual Report 2018 below.
It is with great excitement Jubilee Jobs acknowledges your generous gifts contributed to our Summer Challenge campaign. This year we set a goal to raise $120,000 and because of your support we have exceeded our goal by raising $174,216.76! It is because of your donations we are able to open doors for urgently needed employment for numerous applicants. Over the course of July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019 we were able to place 101 applicants! Thank you so much for your undying support, and for making “Work for Sustenance, Dignity, and Hope” a reality in the lives of each of our applicants.
This summer we have a special gift from Lucy Keker, beloved member of the Benefit Committee for over 26 years. She died in January at the age of 102 and left us a bequest which will be matching all gifts from individuals and faith communities during the months of July, August and September. Our goal is to raise a total of $120,000. All gifts raised from individuals and faith communities will go towards the crucial job placement and education support for our Emerging Leaders at this time.
Help Jubilee Jobs reach our goal by donating through Paypal or Network for Good (VISA / American Express / MasterCard accepted).
Click the link below on our Summer Challenge Newsletter to read about what we have been doing at Jubilee Jobs!
On November 28th 2018, we learned that three of our four applicants who applied for the New Futures Program* had been accepted and would receive generous scholarships of $7,800 each!
We were thrilled to get this news, as were the young recipients. Impressed by the amount of successful Jubilee Jobs applicants, Silvana Rueda, the Scholars Program Manager at New Futures, asked us what the “secret sauce” had been in this recent application process.
The answer was simple: Our volunteers.
On a busy Tuesday night last summer, a handful of volunteers met our applicants at 2712 Ontario Road. The volunteers lent their expertise in resume creation, submitting of applications, interviewing and essay writing. They not only helped produce the winning applications but also coached the candidates in the art of the perfect interview.
On January 31, 2019 the New Futures Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at the Waldman Marriott in Woodley Park and our three awardees – Darian Lassiter, Michael Coleman and Tsega Lemu, happily accepted their scholarships to exuberant applause.
That secret sauce that Silvana asked about contains a mixture of ingredients that we’ll continue to use – ample kindness, determination, strong faith, positive energy – and we look forward to more successes for all our applicants’ new futures.
*The New Futures Program “propels under-served young people through certifications and community college degrees and into rewarding careers.”