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Giving Tuesday

      WHAT IS ‪#‎GIVINGTUESDAY‬? We have a day for giving thanks.  #Giving Tuesday is a day to give back.    On Tuesday, November 27th, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  We invite you to make a …

Wells Fargo Foundation awards $15,000 grant to STRIVE

For the second year in a row, the Wells Fargo Foundation has presented LIFE of NC an award of $15,000 towards the workforce training STRIVE program in Greenville.  We would like to thank Wells Fargo for their generous support and honor them as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s GALA featuring Robert Barker, Jr. from …

STRIVE NC 19th Anniversary Gala to feature Robert Barker, Jr.

  Robert Barker Jr. is the President of Bob Barker Company, America’s leading detention supplier, located in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.   Robert attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the London School of Economics, and graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received …

STRIVE NC graduates 200th class, celebrates more than 200 participants’ success in workforce, life skills training program

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 …

Duke Energy Foundation Awards Grant to LIFE of NC

The Duke Energy Foundation awarded Life of NC a $5000 grant for local community workforce readiness training.

Channel 9 video: STRIVE NC’s 16th Anniversary Gala

Wow … Overjoyed, humbled and truly blessed! That’s how all of us at LIFE of NC feel after an extraordinary evening celebrating STRIVE NC’s 16th Anniversary Gala with the amazing Greenville community! Thank you to ALL for your belief and support of our programs-you are the foundation of our success & truly appreciated beyond words.

Success Stories

“After spending seven years inside NC Department of Corrections, over a quarter of my life, I was nervous about returning back to a now foreign society. I felt that my character had been properly refined and that I was mentally ready, but I also knew that in many other areas of life I was completely …

‘The Crisis of Minority Unemployment’

‪#‎STRIVE‬ is pleased that The New York Times published a letter to the editor by our CEO, Phil Weinberg. The letter, a response to the Times’ Feb. 21 editorial, “The Crisis of Minority Unemployment, ” notes that “the crisis of urban unemployment burns with greater intensity than ever” – but there are proven ways to …

Mayor Allen Thomas speaks at STRIVE’s graduation ceremony

“We never give up on anybody” – Mayor Allen Thomas, speaking at STRIVE’s graduation ceremony   https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=950056488412355&id=427343664016976&_rdr  

STRIVE NC Graduate Success Story: Ronda Barnes

Our very first LIFE of NC / STRIVE Video is here & we couldn’t be happier with the final cut!!!! Thank you so much to the Bob Barker Foundation, Alex & his entire team at Your Local Studio & to our SUPER STAR, Ronda Barnes! We are so excited to share with our community Ronda’s …

Pitt County Fatherhood Initiative Program

Check out these awesome tips on “10 Ways to be a Better Dad” from the National Fatherhood Initiative👫👍🏼! ‪#‎lifeofnc‬ ‪#‎empoweringdadsforlife‬‪#‎empoweringmomsforlife‬ ‪#‎empoweringpeopleforlife‬
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