LISC invites the community to join them as they celebrate the thriving metropolitan Kansas City Area with the presentation of the annual Thrive Awards. This year’s Thrive Award presentation will take place Nov. 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy near 18th and Vine.
LISC, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is a national non-profit organization that works to boost under-invested communities.
The program will recognize the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organizations making Kansas City a great place to live, work and play.
Thrive is more than an awards ceremony. Every attendee will have the opportunity to interact with the honorees, and participate in a hands-on experience they have designed especially for Thrive. All while enjoying an open bar and locally sourced food!
For more information and tickets go to www.lisc.org/kansas-city/regional-events/thrive-2019/
2019 Thrive honorees include:
Community Services League
Organization with Greatest Impact
The organization 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.
Economic Empowerment Award
Amethyst Place provides a safe haven for families overcoming addiction, giving them the tools to achieve the dream of self sufficiency.
Police Athletic League of KCKS
Building Block Award
Police Athletic League transformed a vacant historic building into a place where kids of all ages can learn, play and have a lot of fun every day.
Community Champion in KCK
Rachel 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!
Community Champion in KCMO
For Marva, it’s not about programs. It’s about loving local youth and keeping them safe from violence.
Young Champion in KCMO
For Angelica, community begins with the environment, where she volunteers with high school students to promote social justice and preservation.
Young Leader in KCKS
Cobe leads by example, helping his teachers and peers succeed in a focused and collaborative classroom environment.