JVS's first ever Virtual Gala: Raising skills, jobs, and careers to new heights
LYNNE & JOE GOODMAN
Joe Goodman has served on the JVS Board of Directors since 2008. He co-founded Bob's Discount Furniture in 1991 and over the next decade, helped lead the company through its dramatic growth. He is now an active philanthropist and mentor, donating his time, experience, and strategic thinking to several non-profit organizations in the Boston area. Lynne has been a "volunteer extraordinaire." She has given her time to Tufts Medical in the ICU cuddling program for infants with minimal or no family support, at the Michael Lisnow Respite Center interacting with clients and preparing weekly meals for 24 people, and in classroom work at the Josiah Quincy School in Boston with 1st and 2nd graders.
Santander Bank, based in Boston, helps people and businesses prosper by fostering financial inclusion and sustainable and inclusive growth. Santander's Inclusive Communities Plan supports partnerships with organizations focused on financial empowerment, small business and entrepreneurship, and affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods with an emphasis on under-served neighborhoods in the communities it serves throughout its Northeast banking footprint. Since 2015, Santander has supported JVS's Financial Opportunity Center, which offers financial coaching services including budgeting and credit repair, as well as JVS's bank careers training.
JVS continues to offer all services remotely, including distance learning, coaching, and employment services. As elevate: The JVS Gala goes virtual for the first time, attendees will learn about clients in successes in 2020 and how JVS is laying the foundation for generations of progress by giving thousands of individuals the tools they need to build rewarding careers.