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Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
  • 75 Federal Street, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110
  • 617-399-3131
  • Job Search Training
Coaching for Advancement (CFA)
Program activities:

The Coaching for Advancement program provides specialized coaching to help participants identify their career goals, and then support them in taking the next steps in one or more of the following tracks: Employment, Education or Training. CFA specifically helps individuals from refugee and immigrant populations to achieve goals in employment, education, or skills training. Through this program, participants seek to increase their employability through skills training (i.e English language classes or computer skills courses), advancing education (ex. GED or college), or advancing their careers (ex. first time job in the USA or career pivot). Participants are paired with a Career Coach who will help them achieve these goals through activities such as resume building, mock interviews and interview practice, 1:1 job search coaching and strategies, and job retention success coaching. Participants of CFA are first time JVS clients who are not eligible for other JVS programs and who identify as refugees or immigrants.
Participants will receive up to 1 year of one-on-one career coaching to complete any next steps with their Career Coach. It is expected that participants will work closely with JVS staff as well as complete tasks independently to achieve their goals.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Refugees and individuals with other humanitarian immigration statuses.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 15
Total hours: 12
Program duration: 26 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Continuous (ongoing throughout the year)
Sample schedule:
Other Schedule Information: Clients attend scheduled meetings with their career coaches on a weekly basis, but it does not follow a predetermined schedule
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

Downtown Boston: 75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110 accessible via MBTA Red, Orange, Blue, Green, or Silver Lines and Commuter Rail and multiple bus routes
Additional information about location:

Program services are currently being offered both in person and remotely

Other requirements: Indicated immigration status, valid work authorization, and career advancement goals.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
Computer and Internet
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: $1200 – 50% paid mid-way through program, 50% upon graduation of program.

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Philip Schuchert
Telephone: 617-399-3391
Program code: JVS-JST-CFA
ABAWD Qualifying? No