Executive Director Chuck Morse reflects on 2022 and shares Thrive’s renewed commitment to racial equity.

A new year presents an opportunity to both look back and look ahead. As we reflect on 2022, we are proud of how far we’ve come, and we’re even more excited about where we’re going.

Together, we are leading the way in caring for our most vulnerable: through our commitment to racial equity and through our commitment to addressing the effects of climate change. We envision a New Orleans that is clean, safe, and thriving. We want all residents to have access to high-quality jobs, all business owners to have access to opportunity, and our most vulnerable youth and families to receive critical care and resources.

As a deeply involved community organization, we recognize unmet needs and respond accordingly. This is Equity. True equity requires providing people with what they need in order to thrive.

We know that equality in New Orleans will be achieved by creating equity.

We know that equity is created when we recognize the unique barriers that prevent individuals and families from achieving their potential.

And we know that being embedded in the community is the best way to recognize and to meet these needs.

We are proud to partner with you to tackle New Orleans’ most systemic challenges and to create a new and equitable New Orleans.