The 200th class to complete the nationally recognized STRIVE job readiness and attitudinal training program offered by LIFE of NC celebrated graduation, May 12, 2017. Since its founding locally in May 2000, STRIVE NC has served 2,097 graduates with innovative job and life skills training. Currently, LIFE of NC serves Greenville-Pitt County in eastern North Carolina at the Life Empowerment Center classroom facilities on the campus of Third Street Community Center. The “hardest to employ” individuals learn how to become productive members of society through gainful employment. Seventy-five percent of graduates are employed.