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6 09, 2016

Our GREAT BIG news!

Great news! In August STRIVE became a component part of the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington’s innovative Next Step approach to positive life-change. Together we share in enabling participants, women and men from across the metropolitan area, opportunities to be part of an effective and proven workforce development program as well as the Next Step

3 04, 2016

OUR NEW EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST

STRIVE DC is excited about our new Employment Specialist, Ms. Chanel Payne. Chanel is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. She has over 13 years of experience in business management and marketing. Since her arrival in December, Chanel has already established 25 new business partnerships as potential job placement opportunities

2 07, 2015

READY TO LEARN, READ TO WORK!

On Friday, January 8th, 2016 STRIVEDC kicked off the 2016 workforce development training year. Twenty-five individuals arrived along with a potential employer, Tonya Patton, East Regional HR Manager for First Transit, board members Karen Zizmor founding member and president of the board, Sharon Schroer and four staff from our community partner Samaritan Ministries. This session

2 07, 2015

EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT

Old Town Trolley has been entertaining vistors across the city for over 25 years. The company has a diverse group of employees that are referred to as Cast members. In October 2015, Old Town Trolley Tours partnered with STRIVE DC to host a job fair at Skyland Workforce Development Center. From this job fair, Mr.

2 07, 2015

TRANSPORTATION TROUBLES

Jasmine Benson - #Cycle12016 Jasmine Benson is member of our first 2016 training class. She found out about the STRIVE DC program through a friend who works at the Providence Health Clinic in Perry Center. One of Ms. Benson’s greatest challenges to employment has been transportation and the related costs. After taking a