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Review for The Stride Center, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Lester Ellis and I have had the pleasure of working closely with the Stride Center's Executive Director, Barrie Hathaway, in my capacity as founder of the Strive for Change Foundation. I know Barrie to be one of the most committed non-profit directors I have had the privilege to meet and work with. The Board of Directors of Strive for Change makes grants to non-profit training programs for low income and unemployed men and women in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Each program undergoes an extensive evaluation before a grant is awarded. The Stride Center has passed our scrutiny every year since we first made contact and has won larger and larger grants. We admire Barrie's hard work and the commitment of the hard working people who enter the program and graduate with skills that will enable them to earn a living wage for themselves and their families.

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Review for Opportunity Junction, Antioch, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have had close experience with Opportunity Junction for the last 6 years in evaluating their leadership, their job & personal skills training program they produce, their follow-up with student in the training program and the graduates after the training as well as their monitoring of the employment outcomes. I have done this as part of a team evaluating them for grants to continue and grow their excellent programs. They meet all of the due-diligence concerns that we have had with flying colors.
Les Ellis, Founder of Strive for Change Foundation.

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