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Special thanks to the Luncheon Benefit Committee Members: Judy McElnea (Board Member and Committee Chair), Elaine Brodsky, Lindsey Cohen, Emily Curtis, Lynne Dominick, Maria Godoy, Lisa Gyselen, Lindsay Hooper, Kerry Powers, Leslie Rahl, Cindy Riccardi, Laurie Rosenfield, Libby Schnee, Laura Slutsky (Board Member), Lorie Torpey, Dana Tyler, Patricia Wynn
This morning STRIVE received its first monthly installment of five (5) gift cards from Bob’s Discount Furniture, valued at $200 each, for distribution to clients in need of home furnishings upon returning to the community. Bob’s has generously agreed to donate five (5) cards per month for the next eight (8) months.
This adds up to an in-kind donation of $8,000 that STRIVE clients can use to support their quest for an ever improving life. A big “thank you” to Bob’s for their donation!
In 2013, STRIVE received funding from the Walmart Foundation to administer the Walmart Skills Training Initiative, providing occupational skills training to 200 individuals across three STRIVE sites in Boston, New York and Washington DC.
The training was designed to prepare participants for the skills required in specific industry sectors, such as construction, office operations, hospitality, and healthcare, so that they could gain credentials that would boost their employability and salary expectations.
All participants in the Walmart Skills Training Initiative were required to be graduates of STRIVE’s signature four-week CORE Job Readiness program, which has proved to help increase completion and success in skills training programs and employment outcomes.