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Building Bridges to 21st-century Careers

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Yohannes Kassaye is a client of JVS (Jewish Vocational Services) in Boston, whose Bridges to College and Careers Pathways program helps topple barriers to employment for low- and moderate-income residents. This free 23-week college prep program segues into a professional curriculum at community colleges that prepares people to work in growth industries short on talent. LISC committed $675,000 through the Social Innovation Fund for the JVS Bridges initiative. Kassaye, a native of Ethiopia, describes how the program helped him realize a dream of working in science and health—and how doors keep on opening. Read his story.

 
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