STRIVE Boston is a Workforce Readiness program that envisions a world where everyone has the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency, dignity, and a promising future. STRIVE Boston helps chronically unemployed men and women realize their potential to find and keep jobs that promise sustainable livelihoods and personal growth. Please note that the bulk of their services are now being offered virtually. For more detail, please click on the STRIVE COVID 19 update.
The START program (adult) is a five-week, full-time workshop that simulates the rigors of a full-time job followed by an employer week where employers offer.
- Topics covered include defining professional development, attitudes, perceptions and stereotypes, writing resumes and thank-you notes, interviewing techniques, how to search for employment, coping with rejection, professional dress, and financial literacy
- Other curriculum components include vocabulary work, writing assignments, computer training, participation in mock interviews as well as GED/Hi-SET coursework offered in collaboration with their community partner X-Cel, Inc.
- They have employer partners in three pathways: Customer Service, Social Services and Healthcare
- This service includes case management, job placement and follow-up services