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Strive, Inc. LogoStrive, Inc. Logo 301-292-7600
10903 Indian Head Hwy.
Suite 201
Ft. Washington, MD 20744

Welcome to STRIVE, Inc. Web Site

STRIVE, Inc. is a private non-profit organization of parents and professionals dedicated to providing opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities to transition from school to post-secondary training, employment, and successful community living.


Weekend Counselors Needed

Seeking Permanent and Relief female Counselors (overnights) for STRIVE/CORNERSTONE residential program for Learning Disabled young adult women at lake-side home.  Weekend duties start Friday at 5pm and end Sundays at 7pm.  Teach independent living skills and plan and participate in varied, enriching weekend activities with STRIVE, NVCC college based program. CPR, first aid, and Certified Medication Aid preferred OR willingness to obtain.
$19-20,000 per yr.

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Why was STRIVE started?

What is STRIVE?

Non college bound young adults with significant learning disabilities need transition services and continuing life long education, training, and support just as much as their counterparts who are going to post secondary "academic" institutions. Yet, young adults with moderate to severe LD may not find an "academic" college program to be a viable option. STRIVE provides an alternative "college-based" experience.

For college bound LD students, STRIVE provides a life line that anchors them in a strong support system if they should feel tossed about in "turbulent academic seas" or need a stable, social support network to improve or establish a social life.

STRIVE is a non-credit, CEU, certificate granting, college campus and community based career life planning program. The program prepares LD students for the challenges of adult living in the following areas:

  • career life planning

  • community based training, involvement, and employment

  • community service learning
  • recreation and leisure

  • social skills

  • academic referral

  • residential living

STRIVE offers courses through Northern Virginia Community College

    STRIVE Core Courses include:
  1. Job Exploration
  2. Job Counseling and Support
  3. Job Training and Apprenticeship
Click here for more information about courses currently being offered.

For more information contact: To enroll in STRIVE courses:
Dr. Jean E. Robinson
STRIVE/Cornerstone Foundation
10903 Indian Head Highway
Suite 201
Ft. Washington, Maryland 20744
Northern Virginia Community College
Office of Continuing Education
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796

Please consider making a worthwhile donation that contributes to making a difference in the lives of many people who need the support of the STRIVE program, but who could not participate without your assistance. As a 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution to STRIVE is tax deductible. Change starts with ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Thank you for your help.

Click on button to donate via PayPal or credit card or mail your donation to Dr. Jean E. Robinson ? STRIVE, Inc. 10903 Indian Head Hwy, Suite 201 Ft. Washington, MD 20744

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