JVS Los Angeles Receives Highest Ranking from Charity Navigator

April 3, 2014 - For the seventh consecutive year, JVS Los Angeles has received a 4-Star ranking from Charity Navigator, the leading charity rating organization in the country. Only 2% of the nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluated have earned this prestigious recognition for seven consecutive years.

The ranking can be viewed on Charity Navigator’s website here.

In a letter to JVS CEO Vivian Seigel, Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger writes: “Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Jewish Vocational Service of Los Angeles from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

Read the full text of Ken Berger’s letter here.

Charity Navigator’s goal is to provide donors with the essential information they need to make informed choices in their charitable giving. Ratings are based on good governance, sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability, transparency and use of best practices. The organization estimates that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts.

“While we appreciate and value this wonderful acknowledgement of our agency’s commitment to excellence, our work at JVS is far from done,” said JVS CEO Vivian Seigel. “Every day, the entire agency strives to meet the needs of our clients - the job seekers of all ages, faiths and backgrounds who see the services we provide as a lifeline.  We are able to accomplish our central mission - to improve lives, one job at a time – thanks to the generous support of our donors and corporate partners without whose assistance we would be unable to impact those in greatest need.”

Serving the widely diverse Southern California community, JVS Los Angeles helps people of all faiths and backgrounds overcome barriers to employment so they can become self-sufficient. From recently released veterans to at risk, foster and probation youth, women in crisis, refugees and immigrants, the long term unemployed and people with disabilities, our goal is to provide individuals with the tools, resources and support they need through job training, mentoring, expert career coaching, job placement and retention support.

Leaders in the workforce development field and advocates for the underserved, JVS Los Angeles was founded in 1931 to fight workplace discrimination and to help Jewish refugees fleeing the political upheaval in Europe to find jobs and begin new lives. Over eight decades later, we are going strong – serving nearly 30,000 people each year.