Your Donation will be Doubled!

Strive has been offered an amazing opportunity…and we’re doing everything we can to maximize that opportunity. Stand Together, a partnering non-profit in our battle to break the cycle of poverty in the Watts community has generously offered $10,000,000 in matching funds to all the Catalysts in their program. Strive is but 1 of more than 100 high-impact, high-performing non-profit organizations that are working to make real difference in low-income communities across America.

Stand Together is challenging people across the country to use their time, talent and resources to make a difference. Donations of up to $1,000 will be matched throughout 2019 or until they reach their $10 million goal! Your gift will be doubled. We ask for your help with a donation of any size up to $1000 by going directly to Strive’s Crowdrise page here:

This $10 Million matching opportunity arrives at a particularly opportune time for Strive. As we reach toward our 30th anniversary in 2020 we are also expanding our program and facility with our recent acquisition of the adjoining property. See our rendering here to get a sense of our expansion plans.

Your gifts – your efforts – your investment in our students is appreciated tremendously. Thank you.

For more information on the Stand Together campaign and their larger efforts please see them here:

A Mini Campus For Inner City Youth

In an academy-par learning environment & facility, we provide exemplary academic and guidance resources to children, youth and their families in the Watts community of Los Angeles. Exalting and sanctuarial, Strive is a safe haven for kids from the thorny issues and extra challenges they face on these streets, in their schools, and too frequently in their homes every day.






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Servicios Para la Familia

Family Services

Para realizar nuestra meta de ayudar a familias criar jovencitas y caballeros que son educados e independientes con buenos modales, el personal de Strive reconoce que necesitamos ser un recurso para los padres de familia tanto como para sus hijos. Hacia esta meta, nos esforzamos en ser un vínculo efectivo entre las escuelas de nuestros estudiantes, sus maestros y sus familias.  

To achieve our goal of helping families raise educated, independent, well-mannered young ladies and gentlemen, the staff at Strive recognize that we need to be a resource for parents and families as much as for their children.  Toward this end, we work to be an effective link between the schools our students attend, their teachers and their families.