STRIVE – Boston Employment Services, Inc.

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

STRIVE Boston is a Workforce Readiness program that provides virtual training services. They envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to achieve economic self-sufficiency, dignity, and a promising future. STRIVE Boston helps people with barriers to employment 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. In-person services are provided by appointment at their JRI Health site, which is located at 75R Amory Street in Boston.

STRIVE’s Programs

  • The START program (adults 25+) is a four-week virtual training program where participants meet virtually for 1.5 hours each day. The job search phase follows the four-week training. Job club meetings are every Thursday until employment is secured.
  • STRIVE Future Leaders program (youth ages 18-24) starts with their Future Leaders Workshop, a two-week training in which participants learn soft skills, participate in goal-setting and mentoring sessions, and benefit from an online platform administered by Penn Foster that enables youth to get industry-recognized certifications in three areas: Retail, Construction and Culinary art.
Service hours

9am - 5pm

Requirements & Restrictions

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


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Last updated December 15, 2021


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