STRIVE is a recognized leader in securing jobs for the chronically unemployed, supporting them in taking the critical first step towards achieving self-reliance. Our job-readiness training program combines attitudinal training with fundamental job skills, and long-term participant follow-up. Graduate job-retention rates surpass those achieved by governmental workforce programs and other agencies.
First introduced in New York City in 1984, our program model has been widely adopted in partnership with affiliated non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. and beyond. STRIVE serves the most neglected, yet able, unemployed and under-served people — the formerly incarcerated, public-assistance dependent, homeless, and recovering drug abusers.
Participants are guided from a smile and a handshake through job placement and into a variety of subsequent supportive services. As they make the life-changing transition into self-reliance, program graduates begin to gain the respect of their families and their communities. And with newly-born self-respect coupled with active support systems, STRIVE graduates take incremental steps towards true responsibility and achievement.
STRIVE’s unique training program is short by design. The goal is to help the chronically unemployed make critical adjustments and get to work as quickly as possible through:
* High impact 3-4 week training workshop in a realistic work environment.
* Structured training on personal responsibility, attitude and "soft skills."
* Developing communication skills and confidence.
* Building an understanding of the work environment.
* Job placement.
* Long-term support and follow-up.
* Career counseling and advancement.