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STRIVE International Inc.

aka STRIVE   |   New York, NY   |  www.strive.org

Mission

We provide a pathway to life-changing careers and opportunities through comprehensive professional training, intensive personal support, and self-empowerment for those who face societal barriers to advancement.

Ruling year info

1985

President & CEO

Mr. Philip Weinberg

Main address

205 East 122nd Street 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10035 USA

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EIN

13-3255679

NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Intergroup/Race Relations (R30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

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Career Path

All of STRIVE’s programs are designed to support clients at their point of entry and lead them through training, case management, and other services into a job. The goal is to achieve economic stability through living wage employment. All of STRIVE’s services are free to students. Our holistic Five-Pillar Model is a proven path to long-term success for those we serve. These pillars include:

STRIVE START (Success Through Attitude & Readiness Training): This signature job readiness workshop features attitudinal training, including problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness and interpersonal skills; professional skills, including communication, decision-making, workplace ethics and professional etiquette; and work readiness, including career planning, labor market information, resume writing, and interview skills. This workshop helps align students' behaviors to meet expectations of the workplace while internalizing their professional identity;

Occupational Skills Training: Following START, students take part in 6-8 weeks of sector-based occupational skills training where they earn industry-recognized credentials. Students choose from two industry pathways: Construction & Maintenance or Health & Office Operations. Both pathways are aligned with growing employment sectors in New York City that allow opportunity for career advancement. All training and credentials are nationally recognized, stackable, and help facilitate long-term upward employment mobility and advancement;

Career Coaching: Upon completion of occupation skills, STRIVE’s employment specialists and career coaches work in tandem to match graduates with employers and develop a plan for long-term career growth. Employers work with the job developers to identify candidates for open positions, and then the career coaches prepare candidates to transition into their chosen industries.

Job Placement Assistance: STRIVE forges deep relationships with employers and assists our graduates in securing jobs that are a good match with their skills and interests. We develop our curricula with employers and choose sectors uniquely suited to give our students paths to higher paying positions. Through these efforts STRIVE aims for – and exceeds – a 70% job placement rate for our graduates.

Lifetime Support: The Career Coaches and retention team actively follow up with graduates for two years to ensure continued success, and to inform them about opportunities for additional training when applicable. All students have access to agency referrals that help them meet pressing needs that could hinder their ability to enter and thrive in the job market, including childcare, housing assistance, and access to professional clothing.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
Unemployed people

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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STRIVE International Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Brian Friedman


Board co-chair

Mr. Roy Castro

Judith McElnea

H. Thompson Rodman

Andy Rahl

Richard Barthelmes

Brian Friedman

Laura Slutsky

People Finders

Laurie Rosenfield

Tonia O'Connor

Arthur Kokot

Yvan-Claude Pierre

Jay Sheehy

Daryl Lee

Roy Castro

Bonnie Howard

Philip Weinberg

Randy Zeno

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/24/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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