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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, 2012–December 31, 2012
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Flint STRIVE 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 a 19-day intensive workshop that emphasizes the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. Since its inception in 2001, there have been 2,825 area residents who have successfully completed the Flint STRIVE program, with 89 percent of the graduates successfully placed in jobs. This renewal grant to Flint Area Specialized Employment Services, Inc., will allow Flint STRIVE to train 200 new clients in 2012, and provide follow-up support services to all existing clients. Replication of the STRIVE program in Flint is one of three grants in the Flint Workforce Development cluster.