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3rd Annual Thrive

11.15.2019 | 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 On November 15th, more than 300 community leaders came together to honor local heroes making our neighborhoods better, safer and healthier places to live, work and play. Thrive, Kansas City’s signature community development celebration, is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings the community together to recognize individuals and organizations working tirelessly to invest in Kansas City neighborhoods and people. LISC is proud to celebrate these community heroes, who make sure that people from all corners of our city have the opportunity to thrive!  

Scroll through the photos below for some highlights of this year’s event. 

2019 Thrive Honorees
Professor Jimmy L. Beason II, Pahuska
Marva Moses & Hope Hangout
Leo Prieto
Delicious treats by The Russell
Brian File
Mike Barr
Troy Schulte & Geoff Jolley
Geoff Jollley, Cobe Clemmons & Elizabeth Danforth
Ina Anderson & Geoff Jolley

Congratulations to the 2019 Thrive Honorees!

Community Services League

Our 2019 Thrive Organization with the Greatest Impact Honoree has served the community for more than 100 years and is creating real, positive change in the lives of families impacted by multi-generational poverty. Congrats to Community Services League, and thank you for empowering families to thrive!

Watch their video Here
Amethyst Place

Our 2019 Thrive Economic Empowerment Honoree provides a safe haven for families overcoming addiction, giving them the tools to achieve the dream of self-sufficiency. Congrats to Amethyst Place, and thank you for empowering families to thrive!

Watch their video Here
Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Kansas

Our 2019 Building Block Honoree transformed a vacant historic building into a place where kids of all ages can learn, play and have a lot of fun every day. Congrats to the Police Athletic League of Kansas City, Kansas, and thank you for your dedication to help local youth thrive! 

Watch their video Here
Rachel Jefferson

Our 2019 Thrive KCK Community Champion Honoree received a record seven nominations from community partners across the metro for her tireless efforts to realize the vision of a thriving community - and we couldn’t agree more. Congrats to Rachel Jefferson of the Historic Northeast Midtown Association, and thank you for your efforts to help KCK thrive! 

Watch Rachel's video Here
Marva Moses

For our 2019 Thrive KCMO Community Champion it’s not about programs, it’s about loving local youth and keeping them safe from violence. Congrats to Marva Moses of Hope Hangout, and thank you for giving your all to help kids thrive!

Watch Marva's video here
Angelica Duckworth

For our 2019 KCMO Young Champion, community begins with the environment where she volunteers with high school students to promote social justice and preservation. Congrats to Angelica Duckworth, and thank you for helping KCMO thrive! 

Watch Angelica's video here
Cobe Clemmons

Our 2019 KCK Young Champion leads by example, helping his teachers and peers succeed in a focused and collaborative classroom environment. Congrats to Cobe Clemmons, and thank you for helping KCK thrive!

Watch cobe's video here

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors!