STRIVE – Boston Employment Services, Inc.

Filed Under: Employment
651 Washington Street
Dorchester, ma 02124
Phone: 617-825-1800
Fax: 617-825-1896

STRIVE offers an employment program for returning citizens, both men and women, which combines a short, intense period of “attitudinal training” with long-term follow-up. This combination allows participants to find employment quickly and maintain it over time. The program stresses accountability, responsibility, professional development, and personal growth. Participants learn how to dress and speak appropriately for the work-place, how to follow instructions, accept criticism, and function as team members. A similar program, STRIVE For the Future, is offered for individuals ages 18-24 who have had juvenile involvement in the criminal justice system but not an adult conviction.

GED, basic computer skills, Microsoft Word Specialist Certification, Excel Certification courses are also offered.

STRIVE also serves anyone looking for professional development and personal growth.


STRIVE is affiliated with the X-CEL School, see the X-CEL School Directory Listing for more information.


Service hours

9am - 5pm

Requirements & Restrictions

Valid U.S ID required, documents that establish employment eligibility, and must speak English


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated November 12, 2018