It starts with a job
Thrive is an employment support program that helps people overcome barriers and work their way to self-sufficiency and stability through employment. Thrive offers a holistic approach to healing brokenness and eliminating poverty through relationships, employment support services, and skills development. Thrive members build confidence and develop the tools they need to establish a work history, stay in a job, improve their income, and advance to economic self-sufficiency.
The main entry point for Thrive is a multi-day employment workshop. During the workshop, we address job readiness skills including: career exploration, practice interviewing, and networking with local employers. We incorporate spiritual components to identify barriers that may have contributed to one’s unemployment. The workshop is an event that inspires hope and growth for motivated job seekers.
Once workshop participants complete the workshop, they become “Thrive Members” and are paired with a volunteer employment coach. Coaches are committed to walking alongside an individual Thrive member for an entire year as they obtain a job, maintain employment and advance at work. We are continually recruiting volunteers from the Colorado Front Range. Pairing occurs after the workshops and typically involves a weekly in-person meeting with the Thrive member.
Thrive currently partners with employers along the Front Range from a wide range of industries. We invite employers that regularly hire entry to mid-level employees to develop a collaborative partnership. The partnership becomes a win-win solution as employers find willing and capable job candidates and Thrive members find good jobs.
Interim Executive Director
Employer Engagement Director
Keala Widdifield – Social Media Manager – Fuzzy Yucca Collective
Lynsey Yokum – Accountant – Magnolia Business Solutions, LLC
Scot Marion – IT Support – Admirable Consulting
Stacy Voss – Grant Writer – North Star Grant Writing
Board of Directors
Angela Digmann – Board Chair, Manager, SCL Health
Mark Deuschle – President, Navajo Incorporated
Karen Berge – Executive Pastor of Ministry, Flatirons Community Church
Michael Lands – President, INO Solutions
Susana Lopez – Baker – Deputy Director, Housing Division, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services
Michael D Halleck – VP Software Product Development, Steripack / HWI
Total number of members since inception
Number of volunteers walking alongside Thrive members
Percent of members currently employed
Members who have been employed for 12 months or more.
Employers a part of our Network
A Colorado where all people experience the economic freedom of work.
Thrive partners with willing and capable people to work toward the goal of economic self-sufficiency and stability through employment.