STRIVE appoints new leadership to board of directors

Brian Friedman, President of Leucadia National Corporation, and Bonnie Howard, Former Chief Auditor at Citigroup, 
appointed to leadership positions
on the Board of Directors of STRIVE International. Click here to read the press release. 

2018 women's empowerment luncheon

STRIVE hosted the 6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon honoring Carolyn Everson of Facebook and Ayanna Stephens of Bank of America. 

Thank you to our SPONSORS who helped us raise  $470,000 and honor women from all walks of life who are making a difference in their professions, the workplace, and in the community! 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO  or view the FULL PHOTO ALBUM.

 

STRIVE Unveils new state-of-the-art training facility

At the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, March 6, STRIVE welcomed the public to its new space, which will allow us to serve even more individuals with our life-changing employment services, both here in New York City and as a hub for our exceptional network of STRIVE partners in cities from coast-to-coast.

Our Vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency, dignity, and a promising future for themselves and their families.

While the country’s unemployment rate has declined since the recession, it remains persistently high in underserved communities. Historical pathways to the middle class have been quietly eroding for many families, particularly those born into poverty. This trend has led to widening gaps in education, income, and wealth, which in turn, threatens to undermine our nation's bedrock principles of justice and opportunity for all.

At the same time, employers nationwide are facing a skills gap. Industries in the United States are experiencing rapid growth in middle-skill occupations, but are having difficulty finding individuals that are qualified and ready to work.

STRIVE offers a solution that benefits employers and participants alike: in-demand occupational skills training, reflective of local employer needs.

BASED ON DECADES OF RESEARCH

ONE
Job Readiness
 

STRIVE’s signature program is our CORE workshop, an intensive four-week “soft skills” training in workplace readiness, responsibility and professionalism.

 

TWO
Occupational Skills Training

Graduates of CORE training progress to vocational training in one of several career pathways aligned with local labor market demand and employer needs. Training results in the acquisition of one or more industry-recognized credentials.

THREE
Case Management

Beginning in CORE training, all STRIVE participants receive intensive case management to address obstacles that stand in the way of their success.

FOUR
Job Placement

 

STRIVE’s Career Services team forges relationships with employers and assists our graduates in securing jobs that are a good match with their skills and interests.

FIVE
Job Retention, Advancement & Follow-Up

STRIVE graduates receive active follow-up and retention services for two years after graduation. Many STRIVE alumni return for second and third placements as they pursue higher wages.

To learn more about STRIVE, email us at info@striveinternational.org or call us at (212) 360-1100.

STRIVE is located at: 205 East 122nd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10035 (Note that the entrance is on 3rd ave)