June 2, 2020: Spring Newsletter
Celebrate the Class of 2020 by reading the "Graduation Edition" of our Spring Newsletter. In this issue, we honor three CSUN graduates, welcome our newest residents, and discuss how JOBE is staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
January 22, 2020: Winter Newsletter
Start the year off by viewing our most recent newsletter! In this issue you will read about the recent holiday season, meet our newest residents, and read a success story about former resident John Ricks.
September 18, 2019: Fall Newsletter
Check out the Fall Newsletter for JOBE Transitional Living Program! In this issue we introduce our newest residents and discuss some exciting news about the program! You will also see invitations for some upcoming events at JOBE.
May 22, 2019: Spring Newsletter
The "Graduation Edition" of our Spring newsletter has been released! In this issue we celebrate our recent graduates, highlight other resident successes, and feature photos from some memorable group outings.
May 5, 2019: Chevy Car Show at Rancho San Antonio
Counselor Maria and Resident Edwin spent Cinco de Mayo at the Chevy Car show at Rancho San Antonio! There were old school Chevy's for as far as your eyes could see. Maria and Edwin chowed down on delicious BBQ, listened to live Mariachi music, and spent some time with Brother John. Brother John has always been a great support to JOBE - our residents love him!
March 28, 2019: Marquis Attends L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings Game
Avid Lakers fan Marquis Williams, an alumnus of JOBE TLP who is still involved with the organization, had quite a night at Staples Center when he witnessed his beloved team play the Sacramento Kings. It wasn’t just that the Lakers won the game with a third-quarter surge to end a five-game losing streak. It was all that Marquis experienced that night, thanks to his host, former L.A. Times sportswriter Larry Stewart. They first went to the exclusive Chairman’s Room for a complimentary pregame meal, then visited a VIP suite before going to their seats. At halftime, Marquis and Larry went to the broadcast area to say hello to announcer Bill Macdonald, whom Marquis had earlier met, and longtime commentator Stu Lantz. Marquis gave Lantz a copy of his book, “Beating the System: My Life in Foster Care.” Said Lantz: “I’m going to read this before our next game.” Then Larry got a text from former Laker Kurt Rambis saying that his wife, Linda Rambis, the executive director of the Lakers, and owner Jeanie Buss could be found in their front-row seats. That’s where Marquis and Larry headed next, and Marquis gave the two women copies of his book and posed for a picture with them. The Laker victory topped off the night. The next day, Marquis sent an email to Larry saying, “I’ll remember this night for some time to come.”
March 26, 2019: JOBE Residents are on the Road to Success
Over 85% of our JOBE residents have a driver license or driver permit. More impressively, 5 of our young men and women have obtained a license or permit within the last 5 months. Thanks to generous donations we are able to send JOBE residents to behind-the-wheel driver training which ensures that they learn the rules of the road and get safe driving experience. Melissa, Kamau, Edwin, and Shalamar (pictured above from left to right) are a few of our residents that have recently reached this benchmark.
January 28, 2019: Southern California Sports Broadcasters Luncheon
Marquis Williams, pictured above with Lakers announcer Bill Macdonald, represented JOBE Transitional Living Program at the Southern California Sports Luncheon. Marquis attended the luncheon with Larry Stewart, his wife Norma, and Nan Wooden. This was a great networking opportunity for Marquis. He was able to promote his book "Beating the System: My Life in Foster Care." Special thanks to Larry Stewart for inviting Marquis to the luncheon!
January 7, 2019: Winter Newsletter
Check out our Winter Newsletter for updates about JOBE Transitional Living Program. In this issue we introduce our newest residents and showcase resident success stories. You'll also read a Letter from Keith, the Executive Director!