Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How did Thrive get started? Thrive was launched in August of 2014 to help people who have struggled to gain or maintain employment. We walk alongside job seekers as they find ways to overcome barriers, go to work, advance and move to economic self-sufficiency. Working closely with a variety of community partners, Flatirons Community Church created Thrive as an individual and a community transformation initiative designed to help break cycles of poverty and restore hope and dignity for people that want a better future. At Thrive, it starts with a job!
Thrive was based on a model developed by Cincinnati Works that has proven to be effective for more than 20 years.
Who does Thrive serve? Our services are best suited for motivated job seekers between 18-49 years old; because the journey to self-sufficiency often requires years of work to gain stability. Members do not need to live in a specific county or service area to qualify. Thrive has a heart for single parents, formerly incarcerated individuals, and those accessing public assistance. Most importantly is the desire and motivation to pursue long-term employment and have the goal of reducing dependence on public assistance. Thrive staff will work with job seekers to determine if Thrive fits their individual needs and goals. Read More
How does Thrive support job candidates with employment? While Thrive is not a placement agency, we provide a list of job opportunities from a wide range of employers. Thrive job candidates apply directly for open positions. Then, Thrive staff contact the employer to support the application. This support can lead to a greater chance that the Thrive candidate will be considered and invited to interview. Thrive asks for feedback after interviews which has proved to be valuable as job candidates move forward with the employment process.
What employers partner with Thrive? Thrive currently partners with employers along the Front Range from a wide range of industries such as manufacturing, construction, hospitality, business, IT, and home health care, just to name a few.
Does Thrive discriminate based on faith? No. Attending our workshop and becoming a Thrive member is open to anyone regardless of spiritual beliefs. There is a spiritual foundation that is integrated throughout Thrive, based on biblical principles and Jesus’ teaching, but there is no requirement to hold certain beliefs to participate.
We believe that God designed people to live life in the context of four key relationships (with God, self, other people, and the rest of creation). We all experience poverty because of brokenness in these areas. Reconciliation in all four of these relationships is needed to experience life as God intended. Our hope is to help Thrive members experience a meaningful life through restored relationships and by achieving stability and economic self-sufficiency. Each person must determine how that relates to where they are currently without any pressure.
I can’t attend the next workshop, what should I do? Our workshop material provides an important foundation that will be built upon in the coaching relationship. We require in-person attendance each day of the workshop so that the holistic approach can be applied to the job seekers’ individual circumstances. Workshops and other employment support are offered throughout the year, click here to learn more about all available support.
Does Thrive receive government funding? Thrive does not receive any government funding. All our funding comes from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations that see the value in the mission and work of Thrive. We invite you to join us by investing in the work of Thrive. Donate here.
What is the relationship between Thrive and Flatirons Community Church? Thrive began as a community-wide program of Flatirons Community Church but has now become a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thrive continues to be generously supported by Flatirons Community Church.
How can people get involved with Thrive? You are invited to engage with Thrive as:
- Member (job seeker)
- Employer Partner (looking to hire good employees)
- Volunteer (Employment Coach)
- Community Partner (referral source, coordination of services)
- Financial Donor
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