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Phone: 510-234-1300
1212 Broadway Street
Suite 400

California 94122

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Target demographics: The students who enroll at The Stride Center are 75% unemployed, 29% have a criminal record, 21% working poor, 21% single parent, 6% disabled, 4% homeless and 4% history with substance abuse, 60% African American, 20% Latino, 20% Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander, average age is 32, 70% male and 30% female. The income level is 84% extremely low, 11% very low and 5% low.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1000 students trained, hundreds of computers refurbished and provided to nonprofits, schools, and individuals.

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento


A comprehensive career training program including technical, life, career and professional skills development, job placement services and work experience at our social venture business, ReliaTech.

The Stride Center''s (formerly Street Tech) vision is that all men and women in our community, regardless of barriers to success will achieve economic self-sufficiency through prosperous, vibrant, meaningful careers. As an innovative social enterprise our mission is to empower men and women facing barriers to employment to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Stride Center provides a comprehensive career development program that includes job skills training, credentials, career coaching, work experience and job placement assistance.
Over 1,000 individuals enrolled, with an over 80% program retention rate. Current job placement rate is well over 80% of job ready program graduates. The Stride Center is the winner of the California Governor’s 2002 Technology Innovation Award and the CompTIA Workforce Development Excellence Award.

We are refurbishing hundreds of computers a year.

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My experience at stride center has been great i've been learning a lot and the instructor Mr. Trudeau is a great instructor. He knows the material in the book. I recommend this to people that are looking for IT training for a good reasonable price... more »
I have made at least a half dozen referrals to Stride for students in need of vocational training. I am familiar with many other training programs and each one has it's own nitch... more »
The Stride Center is a fantastic organization! As a partner, we work together with them to provide professional clothing, mock interviews and career development support to their students and are continually impressed with the quality of their training, the students and the change they inspire. Our... more »
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