Invest in Us
Your investment in the Stride Center is an investment in your own community. Stride is creating jobs and launching careers for low income, hard working adults. And, with 40% of our costs covered by our own income sources, you can be assured that your investment will go further.
How To Address Poverty
Moving a person from a position of poverty, and in many cases hopelessness, to a position of economic self-sufficiency and self-worth is one of the hardest challenges we face as a society. The ability to positively impact not just one person's situation, but that of their family and ultimately the entire community, is the ultimate goal of The Stride Center. From our point of view, the hardships our students have faced are an asset. After becoming accustomed to the can-do culture of The Stride Center, our students become powerful self-motivators. Their enthusiasm to learn and better themselves is contagious. Making something out of nothing gives them a pride and a drive to success that is astounding.
Every day, by delivering life and technical skills training to determined men and women who have decided they want more and are capable of more, we are preparing our students for economic self-sufficiency. When they graduate, they are prepared to compete in the job market and go on to build successful careers in the high tech industry.
And through the success of our students and graduates, and The Stride Center training model, we are succeeding in expanding our reach to a growing number of communities where the need is the greatest.
The Stride Center's comprehensive career development program includes:
- Technical, life, professional and career skills training
- Industry recognized credentials (technical certifications)
- Work experience through our social venture enterprise, ReliaTech (for some of our graduates)
- Job placement assistance and access to a powerful professional network
In addition to the training programs, we extend our commitment to economic self-sufficiency by operating our own social enterprise, Stride Solutions.
Stride Solutions, our newest venture founded in 2013 is a full-service outsource call center currently providing tech support, help desk, customer service, sales and billing services to a growing number of business customers. All Stride Solutions agents are graduates of the Stride Center, starting their careers in the technical customer services field.