I was nervous about returning back to a now foreign society.

The Strive program is a pillar of strength and support to many other people who are genuinely pursing to change their lives for the better and I am deeply appreciative and indebted to it for the radical change that it has assisted me in making in my life.


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STRIVE NC 17th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Hilton Greenville
207 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, North Carolina 27834

Please join LIFE of NC and keynote speaker, Daryl V. Atkinson, the first Second Chance Fellow for the US Department of Justice (DOJ), in celebration of our STRIVE Program's 17th Anniversary. The event will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Hilton Greenville. The evening will include dinner, entertainment, recognition of STRIVE's outstanding graduates and LIFE of NC Employer of the Year. Tickets are $40 per person. LIFE of NC is home to STRIVE, a nationally recognized job readiness and attitudinal training program in which "the hardest to employ" individuals are taught skills necessary to seek gainful employment. Tickets are available now for purchase at the STRIVE NC office located at 600 W. 3rd Street (Historic Third Street School Building). $40 per person. Your donations help our graduates Prepare to Work and become Determined to Succeed! For more information contact Joyce C. Jones at (252) 752-9774 or Geri Lassiter at (252) 752-2111. Or message us via facebook.