Parents wanted for Student Safety survey

If you're a parent of a K-12 grade child in the metro area, or if you know someone who is, Thrive needs your help! Thrive has commissioned Augustana Research Institute to conduct a study on Student Safety -- not for the time our kids are in school, but for the 87% of...

Thrive Goes Strategic

Sioux Falls Thrive wasn’t trying to break the rules. It just outgrew its business plan a little too fast. So, a few months into startup, Thrive’s Board of Directors was already working on a three-year strategic plan. “It’s unusually quick timing,” says Deb Koski,...

Thrive Elects Officers for Coming Year

Deb Koski will serve as Sioux Falls Thrive's Board Chair in 2018. Sioux Falls Thrive’s first year was a short one! Nine months after seating its first board of directors, Thrive’s official year end rolled around, and it was time to elect new board officers. Deb Koski,...

Housing Action Team Launches Pilot Project

Thrive's Housing Action Team is testing a real-time affordable housing availability tool in the Sioux Falls area. The pilot will tie into the Service Point case management system being developed by Sioux Empire Network of Care. The Community Outreach (TCO) will...

Thrive offers training in exchange for volunteer engagement!

A three-day workshop to be presented by Sioux Falls Thrive will be a great training opportunity for community volunteers, human resource professionals, consultants, and staff members from Thrive’s partner organizations. Participants will receive hands-on training in...

Sioux Falls Thrive training program scheduled for August

Sioux Falls Thrive, a cradle to career initiative working to build tomorrow’s workforce, will hold a three-day workshop for community members who want to improve group leadership skills. Thrive brings cross-sector groups, or “action teams”, together to find ways to...

Thrive launches first Action Team ─ housing is the focus

Sioux Falls Thrive’s first action team will take on one of the biggest obstacles to getting hundreds of kids to school ready to learn ─ housing. Safe, secure shelter is a fundamental human need and critical to student success. But, over 900 children in Sioux Falls –...

Thrive’s Council targets obstacles to student success

Candy Hanson, president of Sioux Falls Thrive, calls its Strategy Council a “brain trust”. Pictured back row, L-R are Council members: Stephanie Monroe, Kari Benz, Andy Patterson, Doug Morrison, Mike Lynch, Daren Ketcham, Traci Jensen, and Cindy Dannenbring. Front row...