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National Employment Initiative

East Harlem Employment Service, Inc.

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2003
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Support Training Results in Valuable Employees (STRIVE) program provides employment training, placement and support to low-income job seekers. Since 1985, STRIVE has been replicated in more than a dozen locations nationally and internationally and has helped thousands of low-income youth and adults enter the workforce or retain employment.Multiyear funding will support efforts to implement the STRIVE model on national workforce development policy and practice; develop innovative national strategies for workforce development; and implement a management information system to evaluate the progress of STRIVE affiliates.During the past five years, the 24-community-based STRIVE affiliates in New York City and around the country have placed more than 25,000 low-income individuals in entry-level employment opportunities and helped retain employment for nearly 80 percent of those placed.