Poverty and its negative impacts can persist through generations
Government programs aimed at reducing poverty are often less effective than community based initiatives, in which the real needs of people are voiced and understood and they themselves are involved in creating solutions.
STRIVE Soft Skills
required soft-skills training
New Hope’s STRIVE program is modeled on the 30+ years of STRIVE International’s proven record of successful training, job placement and job retention among unemployed or under employed populations. New Hope is Georgia’s only STRIVE affiliate.
People are referred to New Hope by organizations in the Atlanta area. They are men and women between the ages of 18 to 62 who have suffered hardship and major setbacks, sometimes through no fault of their own. This has made it difficult, or impossible, for them to find and retain meaningful full-time employment.
STRIVE training is designed specifically to address the “poverty of spirit” that stems from lack of work and purpose in life. Without assistance and intervention, such as New Hope provides, dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors tend to repeat.
All STRIVE participants receive ongoing support through their training from the Client Services Director, who helps find solutions to any issues that might prevent successful graduation.
Graduation from STRIVE Training is a pre-requisite for enrollment in New Hope’s hard skills training programs.
STRIVE is followed by a 2-week digital literacy training program.