About Thrive

Thrive is an employment support program that trains and coaches job seekers to overcome barriers and secure a stable job.



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Why do we exist? Our Purpose

We exist because . . .

  • Too many families are one unfavorable event away from a financial crisis.
  • People on the margins have lost hope of making an adequate income to meet their families’ basic needs.
  • Thousands of families are trapped in cycles of devastating generational poverty.
  • Meaningful employment helps people make the leap from economic insecurity to stability.
  • Good jobs are essential to a healthy economy, successful businesses, strong communities, thriving families, and a well-functioning democracy.

When individuals gain employment, dignity is restored, and hope is renewed.

Thriving individuals lead to flourishing families.

When families flourish, communities are transformed.

What we do – Our Mission

We train and coach job seekers to overcome barriers and secure a stable job so they can become self-sufficient.

Where we focus – Our Vision

A Colorado where all people experience the economic freedom of meaningful work.

Our Team

Howard Stevenson

Howard Stevenson

Executive Director

Sue Erickson

Sue Erickson

Employer Engagement Director

Angela Martinez

Angela Martinez

Program Coordinator

Diane Blau

Diane Blau

Volunteer Coordinator

400+ Satisfied Job Seekers

“I never had goals before I went to Thrive. I had never thought that far ahead. But since going to Thrive I see more hope and possibility than ever before because I know I’m capable now.”

- Torie C.

“Even though my coach is a coach, I see him as a friend who teaches me how to be stable and self-sufficient. Thrive is a place where you can know that someone cares about you. And that’s a huge thing.”

- Ociel G.