Darren and Earlisha were working multiple jobs trying to support their three children. Thrive’s Commerical Driver’s Liscense course was able to offer them an on-ramp to making more per hour and working more flexible hours. Watch the video above to see how they got their family out of a cycle of survival and created their own definition of “thriving.”

Read more stories about people we serve across New Orleans:

Artist, Bernell, Designs a Groundbreaking Future for Himself and His City

A New Orleans local with a history of incarceration, using his creative talents to help with resilience efforts in the city.

Thrive @ New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Creative minds came together during NOEW 2022 and Thrive held 2 panels about racial equity in NOLA.

City of New Orleans Presents on Upcoming Green Infrastructure Opportunities for Businesses

As the National Disaster Resilience Operator for the city of New Orleans, we will continue to be a hub for information about Green Infrastructure and sustainability so that more dedicated business owners and workers can get involved.

“Living Proof”: Our Program Graduates and Newest Member of our Team Speak Side-by-side on Loyola’s Water Panel

We are proud of Willie, but also Arien and Luisa as they have become prominent green infrastructure advocates in the New Orleans community.

LaunchNOLA Green Grads Win big at PitchNOLA 2021

Meet Reedy Brooks, Nicole Nixon, and Greg Nixon: members of our LaunchNOLA Green Alumni who are being recognized for their important work to create a less flooded, more sustainable New Orleans.

Small Business
Academy & Support

Artist, Bernell, Designs a Groundbreaking Future for Himself and His City

A New Orleans local with a history of incarceration, using his creative talents to help with resilience efforts in the city.

Workforce Training

A Thrive Cares Thanksgiving for New Orleans Seniors

Ms. Joy, soon-to-be director of Thrive’s newest pillar (Thrive Cares), spent Thanksgiving weekend with seniors in our community, bringing them the delicious meals, a bit of hope, and care.

Thrive Pivots to Serve New Orleans During Hurricane Ida: 700+ Neighbors Supplied

To truly serve people in our city’s unpredictable environment, we must adapt to their needs.   

Crisis Relief & Affordable Housing