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

Having spent a good portion of our first 29 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 reach toward our 30th anniversary in 2020, 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 chapter… 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 - 2018

Arturo Alas
Dilbeck Real Estate

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

Kenneth Busiere
Sergeant II
Los Angeles Police Department

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

Craig Filson
Senior Vice President, Area Sales Manager
First Bank Mortgage

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

Chris Jackson
Lionshare Partners

Joseph Kraft
MAE Education Psychology
Renaissance Arts Academy

Alex Kurian
Rukard Group, Inc.

Jana Merical
Fusion Property Management

Mark J. Sonnenklar,
Ethos Law Group

Jim Tetreau
Founder, President & Project Director

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.
Director of Media Development
Better Angels


Advisors to the Board

Joe R. Hicks
In Loving Memory of our Friend Joe

Joel Morse
Audit & Financial Issues
Morse Barney CPAs

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