Why Should You Apply At JOVEN?

“I applied at JOVEN because I needed a job but I’ve stayed five years because of the people and the kids. This is an agency evolving into a real force in the community and I’m excited to be a part of it.” – Mary Baird

“I applied because JOVEN’s mission is focused on children and making the community a better place.” -Diana Beams

“I have always wanted to work with children. Coming from a criminology background, I knew I didn’t want to work with criminals. I wanted to work with children to prevent them from criminal activity. Someone can make a difference in the lives of children and parents by teaching life skills, tutoring, keeping the kids busy in after-school activities, etc. JOVEN’s prevention department was a perfect fit for me.” -Norma Hayes

“Great cause, great people, great atmosphere, great sense of purpose. Working for JOVEN isn’t just another job, you’re on a mission!” -Rose Hernandez

“I had been working for a mortgage company and I couldn’t picture myself behind a desk all the time so when I heard that JOVEN was hiring, I applied. I interviewed for a Health Ed. position but was hired for the Intervention Department. JOVEN has grown so much in the last four years and it continues to improve the quality of its programs. I’m encouraged by our agency’s commitment to the children and families that we serve.” -Jessica Wilkinson

“I was reading an article on JOVEN in San Antonio Business Journal (February, 2010) where it mentioned that the agency had landed a new location. The article went on to mention its purpose and who it served. I was intrigued that an agency dedicated its time and efforts to children in need at no cost to the beneficiary. After reading the article, I knew I had found my calling. I got home and submitted my resume to the JOVEN website that day. At the time I only had interest in volunteering, and had no clue that it would lead to the wonderful job I have today. I am frequently told that the employees are a blessing to the children we serve. I, on the other hand, believe that I was blessed with the privilege to work and serve the children of JOVEN each and every day.” -Andrew Cervantes

“I applied to JOVEN for the opportunity to interact with children in an environment that provides individual attention in a caring, fun, and open fashion. At JOVEN, I am able to help San Antonio’s children in finding their voice and their path to success.” -Layla C.

“I applied at JOVEN because I knew I wanted to work with children. Working with JOVEN has given me the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life through the services JOVEN provides.” -Diana Rosete

“I applied to JOVEN because of the strong desire to continue working with underprivileged and at-risk youth in the community. After learning about what programs JOVEN has to offer these children, and the community, I felt a strong desire to be a part of the organization and help JOVEN succeed in developing a rich, safe, and rewarding environment for these children.” -Andrew Medina

“I decided to apply at JOVEN because I enjoy working with kids and wanted to help them develop their knowledge, self-esteem and leadership skills. The staff is also caring and knowledgeable that works hard as a team to create a positive atmosphere for the children and families we have an opportunity to work with.” -Maria Del Carmen Monroy

“I applied at JOVEN because I saw the Children’s Service Specialist position as a wonderful opportunity to use the Counseling skills that I am learning at school. I was excited that we would be doing psycho-educational groups with kids because that is my target population for therapy.” -Akinyode Olajumoke