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Flint STRIVE Replication Program

Specialized Employment Services, Inc.

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Flint Area Specialized Employment Services, Inc., provides employment training, placement, and support for hard-to-serve Flint area residents seeking private sector jobs. As a replication of the East Harlem Employment Service’s workforce training program, Flint STRIVE prepares participants for the workforce through 19 days of intensive training that focuses on the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. Since its inception in 2001, 2,376 area residents have successfully completed the program, with 2,046 (or 86 percent) of the graduates successfully placed in jobs. This renewal grant will allow the grantee to provide services to 400 new clients in 2011, and follow-up support services to all existing clients.