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On October 11th at the Scottish Rite Temple, it’s time again to celebrate the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods. Thrive is an annual celebration of achievements in community development. With your help, we will honor the best of Kansas City as we savor local food and entertainment while recognizing seven leaders and organizations for their contributions to community transformation.
Thrive Award nominations are in, we are excited to announce all honoress in June.
You do not want to miss Thrive, Kansas City's premier annual celebration of achievements in community development. Join us in celebrating the great work community leaders and organizations are making to revitalize our city’s neighborhoods.
1. Organization with Greatest Impact
Honors an organization/program with a long-standing commitment to a neighborhood(s) and has demonstrated persistence and effectiveness. The organization or program must be able to demonstrate this impact for at least ten years.
2. Community Leadership: two separate awards will be given – 1 for Kansas City, MO & 1 for Kansas City, KS
Honors an outstanding individual from each side of the state line who has provided leadership and collaboration--bringing together diverse voices and/or resources to improve the community.
3. Innovation Award
Honors an innovative approach by an organization/program to a problem that is producing demonstrative results. This organization or program must be able to successfully characterize what makes it so unique in overcoming barriers and leading community improvements.
4. Building Block Award
Honors a real estate project that contributes significantly to the enhancement of the community—fulfilling a significant neighborhood need and demonstrating superior design quality. This project must have been completed in the past three years and be able to illustrate partnerships and engagement.
5. Young Leaders: two separate awards will be given – 1 for Kansas City, MO & 1 for Kansas City, KS
Honors an outstanding youth (up to age 24) who has provided leadership and collaborative approaches to make a positive difference in his/her community.
We're still beaming with excitement and pride! We are well into the planning of Thrive 2018 and hope that you'll celebrate with us this year. Take a look at last year's honoree videos as a reminder as to how incredible the honorees truly are. Who will you nominate to be honored this year?