Jobs for Virginia's Graduates, Inc.
16333 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville VA 23146
Mission Statement

The mission of Jobs for Virginia Graduates is to assist at-risk and disadvantaged youth in graduating from high school, and then to find and keep quality jobs.


Web and Social Media
Multi-Media Comments Our budget does not allow for us at this time to fund multi-media production. We do use Jobs for America's Graduates(JAG) multi-media presentations.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. R. Barry Glenn
Board Chair The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Virginia House District 41 and Director of Government Relations, Albers & Company
Contact Information
Address 16333 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Telephone 804 513-1931
Fax 804 749-3002
E-mail jvgjag@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1982
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $794,000.00
Projected Expenses $794,000.00
Additional Documents
JVG June Board Report2016View
JVG Overview2014View
JVG is registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission,
SCC ID #:  0690359-5.
 
JVG publishes an annual newsletter composed of articles from each program site and from the state office.  Publication occurs in August.  Copies are sent to legislators, businesses, educational administrators and contributors.  The newsletter is also posted on the JVG website.  The newsletter was assembled and edited by the Academy at Virginia Randolph Specialist and her students with the assistance of the JVG Administrative Assistant.
 
Michael Cassidy, Executive Director of The Commonwealth Institute Fiscal Analysis, reported in 2010, "This analysis shows how the Jobs for Virginia Graduates program more than pays for itself.  The return on investment for Virginia is significant." (A copy of the document is available) 
 
Statements
Mission

The mission of Jobs for Virginia Graduates is to assist at-risk and disadvantaged youth in graduating from high school, and then to find and keep quality jobs.


Impact

Our Work: Jobs for Virginia Graduates trains and supports Career Specialists in the school through the school division to work with identified students. The JVG Specialists provide individual attention to these youth as teachers, advisors and mentors to ensure that they graduate.

Group instruction also equips the participants with 37 to 86 employability competencies to prepare them for the workplace. Sometimes these educators are the only advocates for the at-risk teenagers in need of support to achieve their goals. Our specialists follow-up with the students for a full year after graduation, keeping track of employment and/or educational standing, and contacting students and employers on a monthly basis.

For eighteen consecutive years, Jobs for Virginia Graduates has received the highest National honor bestowed on a state affiliate, the “Five of Five” Award at the JAG National Training Seminar in July 2015.  Virginia has received this award every year of eligibility.  The recognition is based on meeting or exceeding all five core performance goals established by our national affiliate, JAG:

Outcomes:

  • Graduation - 97% 
  • Positive Outcomes - 91%
  • Civilian Jobs/Military Service Rate - 70%
  • Full-time Placement Rate - 92%
  • Full-time Jobs Rate 73%

Our goals for the current year are:
  • To continue to meet and exceed the standards set by our national affiliate, Jobs for America's Graduates.
  • Grow and expand our program across the Commonwealth to 40 sites by 2016-17 and 80 sites by 2017-18.
  • Add to our Board representatives from southwestern Virginia.
  • Increase support from businesses, individuals and foundations.
  • kick off a fundraising campaign 100K  in 100 Days
Needs
Five Pressing Needs:
  1. Although JVG has received increased funding for five new program sites we still need increased State funding in order to add 40 program sites by 2017-18.
  2. Funding for operating expenses in order to increase staff to full time.
  3. Addition of  Board Members representing Southwestern Virginia.
  4. Increased awareness by statewide businesses of the JVG program to provide employment for JVG graduates.
  5. To become the Virginia's "Program of Choice" for dropout prevention of at-risk students.
Background

Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) is an award-winning program designed to assist students who are at-risk of not graduating from high school. JVG, restarted in Virginia in January 1997 after a brief hiatus. The program was originally founded in Virginia in 1982. JVG helps Virginia high school seniors to stay in school, graduate, and successfully transition from school to work. The program is affiliated with the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. JAG originated in Delaware in 1979 and is currently comprised of 31 state organizations and nearly 1,000 program affiliates. JAG has a proven record of success. It is the nation’s longest running, most consistently applied school-to graduation-to work model. Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) is incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

 
Jobs for Virginia Graduates, Incorporated received its certificate of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission on April 1, 1982.  For eight years, JVG successfully served the Virginia youth, helping them to graduate, and transition into the adult working world. In 1990, the State of Virginia eliminated all funding due to the recession.
 
Lt. Governor Beyer, Senator Charles S. Robb and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. William C. Bosher, Jr.,  were instrumental in reviving the program on April 2, 1996.  The program is affiliated with the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program.  JAG originated in Delaware in 1979 and is currently comprised of 31 state organizations and nearly 1,000 program affiliates.  JAG has a proven record of success. It is the nation’s longest running, most consistently applied school-to-graduation-to work model.  For eighteen consecutive years our state organization has received the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) “Five of Five” award for meeting or exceeding all five core performance goals established by our national organization. (JAG website: www.jag.org)
 
JVG will oversee 25 programs across the Commonwealth for 2016-17. We are one of the most cost effective programs of the JAG affiliates, $1,125.95 per student.  Since 2008-09 state funding for the JVG program has been reduced from $500,000 to $373,766.  Our Board and administration are actively approaching the Governor to increase funding so that we may add 40 schools by 2017-18. JVG received an additional $200,000 for 2015-16 that allowed us to add five new program sites. AT& T/JAG has awarded us three grants to add three additional programs for 2016-17.
 
AT&T, Wells Fargo, Open Plan Systems, Microsoft, private foundations, events and individuals provide additional funding for training, conferences and operating expenses. JVG wants to be Virginia’s “Program of Choice” for dropout prevention and job opportunities for at-risk students.  We have over forty letters on file from Virginia Superintendents wanting the JVG program.
 
JVG is governed by a public/private sector Board of Directors who establish a vision and mission in keeping with the goals of Jobs for America’s Graduates.
 
The unemployment rate among teenagers is the highest it has ever been in American history and there are multiple challenges facing too many high-risk youth in completing high school, getting a job and/or going on to college – all of which have been the hallmark of JVG for so many years.
CEO Statement

Program Distinctions:

What sets us apart from other school to work programs is simple – we are a school-to-graduation-to work program. There are ten (10) common elements:

  1. Student Selection: JVG serves those students who have the greatest barriers to graduation, employment and/or pursuit of a post-secondary education.
  2. Classroom Instruction: A trained JVG Specialist provides individual and group instruction to 35-45 students using the competency-based JAG National Curriculum.
  3. Adult Mentoring: The JVG Specialist provides individual attention to students focusing on reducing the number of barriers preventing them from high school graduation, securing employment or pursuing post-secondary education and/or training that leads to a career.
  4. Leadership Development: All JVG students participate in a student-led organization – the JVG Career Association – to build on the skills gained in the classroom and to develop leadership and teaming skills to improve employability and advancement.
  5. Guidance and Counseling: JVG Specialists provide informal guidance to students on career and life decisions and connects them to school-based or professional counseling services to address more serious barriers.
  6. Job and Post-secondary Education Placement Services: Specialists are engaged in one-on-one employer marketing and job development activities to identify quality job placement opportunities for each graduate. 
  7. Linkages to School and Community-Based Services: JVG programs ensure that their students receive appropriate academic and social services from available resources in the school, program and community.
  8. 12-Month Follow-up Services: JVG/JAG provides 12 months of post-graduation follow-up and support services on the job and/or enrollment in a post-secondary institution.
  9. Accountability System: Computerized tracking of participants served, services delivered and performance results is a critical component of every JAG program.  The Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS2.0) is the vehicle by which JAG programs are led, managed and evaluated. 
  10. Technical Assistance and Professional Development: JAG staff and consultants provide state organizations and local program affiliates with an array of technical assistance and professional development opportunities.   

 

 

Board Chair Statement
As we continue to emerge from the most debilitating and persistent recession we have ever experienced, one of the most important investments we can make is to provide optimal support for our already superb educational system.  At all times, our public school system remains one of our community's greatest assets-- we can never afford to compromise the resources we devote to the essential process of educating our young people, and enable them to develop the skills they will need to succeed in this increasingly informational age.  Accordingly, one of my top priorities as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates is helping ensure that our public schools remain the very best we can provide.
 
During these difficult economic times, the unemployment rate among teenagers is the highest it has ever been in our country's history.  Multiple challenges face all too many of our youth who are at high risk of failing to complete high school, getting a good job, and/or pursuing a rewarding college career.  This growing segment of our population is largely under-served, and risks "falling through the cracks," with no direction or positive career plan.
 
I first became actively involved with Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) in 2009, becoming a Board member because of its proven success in targeting this group of at-risk students.  JVG has been shown to be one of the most cost-effective programs in preventing school dropouts, with an average cost per student of only $1,126.  Remarkably, JVG graduates typically repay this investment over just the first 14 months of employment.
 
In 2012, I was honored to assume the position of Chair of the JVG Board of Directors.  One of my principal goals for JVG is to become Virginia's "Program of Choice" for dropout prevention and obtaining good job opportunities for at-risk students. Over the past 5 years, state funding to support the JVG program has fallen from $500,000 to less than $375,000.  Our Board and administration are actively approaching the new gubernatorial administration, seeking Governor McAuliffe's approval to increase our funding, to permit us to serve an additional 40 schools by 2017-2018.
 
I am passionate in my determination to ensure that this under-served population of at-risk students are able to graduate and find meaningful, well-paid, career-based jobs.  For 17 consecutive years, JVG has achieved a 94% graduation rate for participating students, with an effective follow-on program to ensure that our graduates successfully enter the workforce and pursue a productive working career.
 
On a personal level, I am committed to continuing to expand the ability of Jobs for Virginia graduates to reach a growing percentage of the many thousands of our students who remain at high risk of dropping out of school before graduation and thus become likely to remain on the sidelines of an otherwise growing economy throughout their working lives.  For the sake of our overall economy and to enrich the lives and standard of living of countless young members of society well into the future, we must do everything within our power to help at-risk students successfully navigate through our educational system and ultimately achieve the quality of life that we all deserve. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Statewide

JVG is a statewide organization with 25 programs serving 28 counties across the Commonwealth. In the greater Richmond area we have programs in the following schools:

  • Manchester High School - Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • The Academy at Virginia Randolph - Henrico County Public Schools 
  • Hopewell High School - Hopewell City Public Schools 
  • Petersburg High School - Petersburg City Schools
  • Academy 360, Chesterfield County Schools
  • Chesterfield Alternative Education
Board Chair
Board Chair The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn
Company Affiliation Virginia House District 41 and Director of Government Relations, Albers & Company
Term July 2012 to Dec 2016
Email Eileenfillercorn@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Thomas Daniel Frith III
Company Affiliation Frith & Ellerman Law Firm, P.C.
Term Dec 2012 to Dec 2015
Email DFrith@frithlawfirm.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Vince Apruzzese AT&T - Virginia
The Honorable Donald S. Beyer JrU.S. House of Representatives
Ms. Katharine Claytor Delta Dental, Corvesta
The Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn House District 41, Albers & Company
Mr. T. Daniel Frith IIIFrith & Ellerman Law Firm, P.C.
Mr. Byron V. Garrett Microsoft
Mr. R. Barry Glenn Jobs for Virginia Graduates
Ms. Templeton A. Glenn Jobs for Virginia Graduates
Mr. Terry L. Hansen Hickey and Associates, LLC
Mr. Robley S. Jones Virginia Education Association
Dr. James F. Lane Chesterfield County Superintendent
Ms. Amy B. Stills The Academy at Virginia Randolph, Henrico County
Mr. Ronald Weeks Jobs for Virginia Graduates
Mr. Dean A. Williams Open Plan Systems
Ms. Corinne Birdsong Winburn Birdsong Communications Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 77
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 81
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Investment
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Comments
JVG is governed by a public/private sector Board of Directors which establish a vision and mission in keeping with the goals of Jobs for America’s Graduates.  The JVG Board conducts two in-person meetings and two to four conference calls per fiscal year. Our Directors serve for a three-year term and may be elected to a second three-year term. We would like to attract new Board Members representing businesses and foundations statewide, particularly southwestern Virginia.
Our Board Members contribute a significant amount of time to our organization. Some attend the school sites to interact with students and many are involved in raising JVG awareness with our legislators and businesses.  Our Directors are active in our fundraising and representation at events.  Many Directors are able to gain monetary support from their businesses, corporations and foundations. We need to encourage additional monetary support from them personally.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. R. Barry Glenn
Experience

R. Barry Glenn has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) since 1996. During his tenure JVG has served over 10,000 young people in 26 school systems across Virginia, winning JAG’s highest national award for 18 consecutive years. Since 1996, JVG has averaged a 94% graduation rate with an 86% job placement rate. 

Prior to JVG, Mr. Glenn had 24 years of progressive experience in private school education as a teacher, coach, lower school director, director of development, director of athletics, and headmaster. As a graduate of Old Dominion University, he began his career teaching sixth grade literature and grammar, and coaching basketball, baseball, and football at Norfolk Academy in 1972. He then moved to Bollingbrook School in Petersburg, VA where he taught high school literature and coached basketball and baseball. At Bollingbrook, Mr. Glenn was promoted to Director of Athletics and Director of Development.

Mr. Glenn moved to Lexington, KY in 1979 to as Sayre School’s Director of the Lower School, where he helped develop and modernize the program.  In 1982 Mr. Glenn became the Headmaster of Cambridge Academy in Greenwood, South Carolina making it more competitive by expanding the curriculum and increasing graduation requirements. 

Mr. Glenn went back to school in 1986 as a Teaching and Research Assistant to the Policy Studies and Evaluation Department of the School of Education at the University of Kentucky while a candidate for a Ph.D. in Education. Mr. Glenn completed his course work in December 1987 and comprehensive exams in May 1988.  He returned to Virginia as Headmaster of Southampton Academy increasing graduation requirements and course offerings. 

In 1994, Mr. Glenn moved into a full-time development focus as Director of Development at North Cross School in Roanoke. Under Mr. Glenn’s tenure, total gifts increased by 13% in his first year, and the number of givers by 34%.

Co-CEO
Experience


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mr. Ronald Weeks Data & Program Manager
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 0
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 1
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2013
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
5 of 5Jobs for America's Graduates2015
Programs
Description
Long Term Success The Graduation Rate was 93.6 percent!
CEO/ED/Board Comments
A continuous challenge of the JVG organization is preserving the continuation of grants for our school sites through the General Assembly. Board representatives and administration staff address these concerns daily with constant advocacy during the General Assembly session.
 
Since 2007, the Commonwealth of Virginia grant has been reduced from $500,000 in fiscal year 2008-09 to $373,776 for 2010-13.  Our challenges have been directly related to the economic crisis that the Commonwealth and our country continues to face.  JVG relies on foundations, corporations, businesses and individuals to support its mission. Expansion and growth are our immediate focus. A grant through our National Affiliate, Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) and AT&T for 2015-16 has been made to start a program in Goochland County schools.
 
JVG continues to approach Governor McAuliffe with a strategic plan of expansion if increased funding were received.  JVG is seeking assistance from JAG staff to increase our donor base of individuals, businesses and foundations for statewide support.
 
JVG conducts ongoing training and instruction of its personnel on  curriculum instruction and data collection. It is necessary that we continue encouraging the local state divisions to value the JVG Specialists, keeping in mind that they are not our employees, but work for the local state school divisions.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $794,000.00
Projected Expenses $794,000.00
Endowment Value $47,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$90,001$57,000$396,876
Government Contributions$573,775$373,776$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$573,775$373,776--
Individual Contributions$85,035$6,900$105,568
------
$105,000$95,000$104,000
Investment Income, Net of Losses$686$364$2,565
Membership Dues------
Special Events$15,332$14,667$10,083
Revenue In-Kind----$4,530
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$614,214$445,358$504,732
Administration Expense$80,203$78,165$86,659
Fundraising Expense$86,050$85,120$95,245
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.110.900.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%73%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%19%19%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$141,165$72,344$124,927
Current Assets$95,725$25,774$27,428
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$57,808$78,349$69,996
Total Net Assets$83,357($6,005)$54,931
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.660.330.39
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments
Since 2008-09 state funding for the JVG program has been reduced from $500,000 to $373,766.  Our Board and administration are actively approaching the Governor to increase funding so that we may add forty schools by 2017-18.  
 
At the inception of the legislative grant program sixteen years ago a grant of $25,000 easily covered one half of the total cost of a JAG program in a school.  The present grant of $21,000 barely covers one third of the costs.  Future plans are to increase the grants back to $25,000 with the future goal of $30,000. JVG has over 40 letters from state superintendents interested in our dropout prevention program for at-risk students.
 
Most foundations we approach for grants do not support operating expenses. Our administration team consists of a full-time President & CEO, a part-time Data & Program Manager, a part-time Northern Virginia Program Manager, and a part-time Administrative Assistant. The major operating expenses include salaries, benefits, program travel, training, conferences, accounting audit and the JAG affiliation fee. JVG is a statewide program which oversees program sites from Eastern Shore to Southwest Virginia.