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!

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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.

Amethyst Place

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.

Rachel Jefferson

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!

Marva Moses

Community Champion in KCMO

For Marva, it’s not about programs. It’s about loving local youth and keeping them safe from violence.

Angelica Duckworth

Young Champion in KCMO

For Angelica, community begins with the environment, where she volunteers with high school students to promote social justice and preservation.

Cobe Clemmons

Young Leader in KCKS

Cobe leads by example, helping his teachers and peers succeed in a focused and collaborative classroom environment.

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