Luncheon to honor JVS success stories

Jewish Vocational Service, an S.F.-based nonprofit that helps people from all walks of life build skills and find jobs, will host its 22nd annual Strictly Business Awards Luncheon on May 5.

At the event, JVS will honor In Home Support Services Consortium, a nonprofit that hires graduates of the JVS caregiver training program.

In addition, three people who have written their own success stories — with help from JVS — will be given Employee of the Year Awards. One is Anna Moore, who has turned her life around after living on the streets and battling other problems. With a medical assisting degree from City College of San Francisco and support from JVS, she landed a job at Sutter Health Medical Foundation.

Another honoree is Widny Nazaire, who, with assistance from JVS, graduated from high school, enrolled at City College and got a job at a clothing store. Genoveva Bautista rounds out this year’s list of honorees. A daughter of Mexican immigrants who faced many family hardships, she finished high school and is now on a management track at CVS Pharmacy, thanks to help from JVS.

The Strictly Business luncheon will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 5 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., S.F. Seats start at $75 for nonprofits and $150 for individuals. For more information, visit or call (415) 782-6311.