In 1984, STRIVE was founded in East Harlem to tackle the chronic unemployment and poverty that plagued disenfranchised communities across New York City.
Our groundbreaking approach of intensive mindset training and long-term wraparound support services proved to be a successful model for helping people who face the greatest societal barriers to upward mobility access good jobs with pathways to promising careers and financial empowerment.Over the following decades STRIVE has honed a unique workforce model and matured as an organization, scaling up through our flagship site in East Harlem and through partner organizations and cities across the nation. Since 1984, STRIVE has prepared more than 85,000 people for success at work and in life, gaining national recognition for our programs and an exceptional job placement rate of 70%.
$15,000 from the GMF helps provide training to assist struggling NYers land a job and build a career with industry-recognized credentials. Their programs include career coaching, job placement assistance and lifetime services for follow up support.
205 East 122nd St, 3rd Floor, NYC NY 10035