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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the newly renovated STRIVE Boston website. As we say to our clients at each orientation, “you have come to the right place”. As we approach the last quarter of 2012, we know that for many struggling Bostonians the beginning of a new calendar year never feels hopeful. For thousands of older youth and adults in our communities, one year to the next without a transformative change in their life means much of the same. It is our mission to change their lives through the unique STRIVE workforce development model. It is through our efforts in outreach and recruitment; intensive job training and employment support; case management; and, by walking the talk that attitude is everything, that Boston STRIVE has graduated more than 4,000 clients and placed placed nearly 3,800 - and counting, into full time employment. This is the STRIVE way. Reach out to those most in need. Tell the truth, no matter how much it hurts. Before you can move forward you must face what has held you back. Teach, encourage, and empower. We teach that attitude matters. We encourage each client to believe the change they need exists within. We empower them to find and act upon it.

This has been an exciting year. We near the re-opening of our Ruggles Ex-Offender program, and look forward to operating a second site. We have begun implementing Year One of a new strategic plan that challenges the agency to provide our clients with new skills and support needed to compete in this changing economy. We welcome these opportunities to further prove STRIVE as one of the solutions to chronic unemployment. Mostly, we are grateful to work, live, and play in Codman Square and Roxbury, standing among our friends old and new, to remind everyone to walk the talk and that a job is life changing.


Charmane Higgins
Executive Director

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