Creating a City Where Everyone Can Thrive

Through relational programs that develop people, create inclusive opportunities, and build flourishing communities.


Donate2021 Annual Report

Relational Work. Measurable Impact.

Our city thrives only when it’s people thrive. We believe that the most lasting change comes by marrying real outcomes with deeply relational work. 

Developing People

Our city’s greatest asset and best hope is it’s people. By focusing on programs that develop character, skills, and community, we plant seeds that not only bear in the short term, but yield results that reach for generations.

Creating Opportunity

Everyone deserves the opportunity to flourish. Yet many in lower income communities aren’t presented the chance. We leverage our programs, platforms, and network to create inclusive opportunities for all to thrive.

Building Community

Alone, we fall. Together we rise. By connecting networks and creating relationships between community members, our programs build resilient and supportive communities.

Impacting Individuals and Families

Transforming Communities

Building Community and Developing Neighbors since 2008

With over 12 years of experience serving the felt needs of the communities where we live and work, Thrive Pillar Programs continue to act as catalysts for meaningful community outcomes.

Neighbors Directly Served Through Thrive 9th Ward in 2019

Approximate Value of Clothing Donated to Hurricane Laura Evacuees through Restoration Thrift


Avg percentage below market rate that Thrive Housing offers it's rentals

Businesses Strengthened Through Launch NOLA


Avg Pay Increase Thrive Works Graduates Received

Bernell’s Story: Designing a Groundbreaking Future for Himself and His City

Bernell found an on-ramp into purposeful work through Thrive New Orleans. He applied to be part of the pilot cohort of the Thrive Works Green workforce training program, which aims to get locals, like him, into these high paying green jobs.

Bernell’s relentless optimism and dedication to sustainability made him a great fit for the program. He brightened the learning process for all 22 members of the cohort and easily found a place in the hearts of many members of the Thrive New Orleans family, specifically Thrive’s Executive Director, Chuck Morse. Bernell speaks highly of Chuck’s role in his life, saying

“Chuck has been my father figure slash mentor slash friend slash boss slash everything. He grew his family to me.” He follows up with, “Thrive as a whole is just like family oriented. it’s not like work; it’s just more like family.”

Bernell Campbell

Landscape Architect Intern

Hear From Those We Serve

We didn’t grow up with rich parents – you know – and we wanted more for our kids. Getting certified to drive commerical trucks has opened up a lot of doors for us and put a lot in place as far as us leveling up even more.

Darren and Earlisha

ThriveWorks CDL Program Grads, Drivers at Apple Bus

When I was a camper, I was shy but it was the people in the community and it was the counselors – you know – it was them who made me feel comfortable and like I have a reason to come every day…I feel like I’m a role model because kids can see where I’m at now. I’ve been a camper and came back to work here.


Indigenous Leader, Thrive 9th Ward

Thrive’s green workforce program is setting me up for a stable future. I can carve out my passion for landscape architecture and architecture in general. I’ve learned a lot of skills about knowing how to scope out land and plan for it and even about native plants. 


Green Apprentice, Thrive Works Green

“Thrive’s approach to partnership has allowed both of our organizations to serve the community and advance our work in dramatic ways; reaching more residents, more meaningfully, and providing greater resources and support than either of us could alone. “

Dana Eness, Executive Director, Urban Conservancy

Our collective impact in the Hoffman Triangle:

Make An Investment That Changes Lives

When you make a donation to Thrive New Orleans, your gift is an investment in the lives of the neighbors we serve. Each dollar helps develop leaders, open doors to economic opportunity, and creates places, spaces, and programs that build flourishing communities.

See Thrive’s Work and Impact in Action

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Learn more about Thrive's work, and how you can help change lives today and impact future generations by partnering and investing in our mission. 

1433 N Claiborne Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70116

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