Supporting job-training programs in the East Bay for low-income workers with barriers to employment

About Us

Strive for Change Foundation was founded in 2006 to help overcome poverty in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  We support innovative job-training programs that help ambitious low-income individuals get the job and life-skills training they need to improve their career opportunities, earn a sustainable income and become financially self- sufficient.

How Strive For Change Foundation Helps

We support organizations that help low-income workers acquire:

♦ Job skills training

♦ Career development support

♦ Entrepreneurship and small business creation

♦  Financial literacy and asset-building knowledge

Low-Income Workers Face These Challenges


♦ Lack of job skills

♦ Poor access to job-training programs that support improved earning potential

♦ Language, social and/or personal financial skill deficits/barriers

♦ Bay Area’s high cost of living, with expensive transportation, food, housing and health care

♦ Low minimum-wage levels

Upcoming Events

Dogs Stroll for Strive in Piedmont Park

Join us as we walk our dogs and raise money to support training programs for low-income adults with barriers to employment in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.


When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 – 11 a.m.

Where:  Piedmont Park

$20/dog   ($25 at the event)
$30/family with multiple dogs ($35 at the event)

Questions? Contact us at strivedogstroll@gmail.com


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