Strive for Change Foundation (formerly the 1200 Foundation) is a non-profit organization committed to supporting innovative local programs that help the working poor in the East Bay achieve economic self-sufficiency.

  • The Founder's Story

    "When I was small, my own family would have been labeled 'the working poor.' We lived in public housing in Richmond. My father worked in an "ice house" making ice. We had one used car that my father serviced and repaired himself. My mother stretched my father's small check as far as she could. She made shirts for me and skirts and blouses for my sisters. We rarely ate out."

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  • *United Way Self-Sufficiency Report, 2009

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