Above: A recent board meeting attended by our two largest donors Gary Wilson and Steve Robinson.

Having spent a good portion of our first 25 years working to establish Strive, we now move forward on the solid foundation that created.  Fully renovated; debt free; 100% equity in our facility; 150 + students daily with a perpetual wait list.

As we celebrate our 26th anniversary in 2016, we are reaching out to add new blood, ideas, energy and funding to Strive’s Board.  We seek those who have a heart for the social and community landmines our little miracles navigate every day and the willingness (through Board service) to help us impart to them that they can overcome these challenges, break the cycle & grasp the opportunities offered them in this great country.

We are also reaching beyond the non-profit mindset in order to help us achieve our non-profit goals – developing and launching an edu-commercial profit venture that is popping it’s buttons with revenue potential as well as ‘empowerment’ potential for the child-student public to whom we will introduce it (see VocabuWord). For more information, please email Jim at Jim@Strive-la.org.

Please consider your circle of family, friends and associates who may have an interest in helping take Strive into our next 25 years… and forward this to them or have them contact me directly.  

If interested in scheduling a visit to Strive to discuss involvement, please call Jim at 323.779.1064 or email Jim@Strive-la.org.   We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you.

Board Member Criteria - 2016

Arturo Alas
Realtor
Dilbeck Real Estate

Donald Anderson Jr.
Co-Founder, Vice President & Program Director
Strive

John Coughlin (Emeritus)
Community Liaison Officer, LAPD
Founder of  www.OperationProgress.org

Austin Dragon - *Board Chair*
Education Activist, Author
Vice-President of Recruitment
City National Bank
www.austindragon.com 

Craig Filson
Market Leader
Movement Mortgage
www.movement.com

Esenia Fombona
Parent, Community Representative & Business Owner
National Communications / Metro PCS Dealer

Joseph Kraft
MAE Education Psychology
Renaissance Arts Academy

Jana Merical
President
Fusion Property Management
www.fusionpmc.com

Yves Mombeleur
Director of Community Development, FVP
Royal Business Bank
www.royalbusinessbankusa.com

Mark J. Sonnenklar,
Attorney, Partner
Baer & Troff, LLP
www.btllp.com

Jim Tetreau
Founder, President & Project Director
Strive

Gary L. Wilson (Emeritus)
Chairman Emeritus, Northwest Airlines
Former director of the Walt Disney Company
Director of Yahoo! Inc.
Director CB Richard Ellis
Board of Overseers for the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Paul White
Retired Investment Professional
Capital Group Companies

John Wood Jr.
Regional Sales Representative
Black Coffee LA
www.blackcoffeela.com

 

Advisors to the Board

Joe R. Hicks
In Loving Memory of our Friend Joe
1941-2016

Luke McEndarfer
Artistic Director
National Children’s Chorus
www.nationalchildrenschorus.com

Joel Morse
Audit & Financial Issues
Morse Barney CPAs

Jorge A. Sandoval
Director, Community Relations (retired)
Citibank-Banamex USA