Autumn 2010: Thrive on BBC1:
Thrive featured in the BBC Programme "Inside Out" where the organisation mounted a campaign to tackle high interest lending in the area. The project is now working successfully with the company we challenged for a positive outcome for Thrive, the customers and the home credit sector.
Watch the video here.
Launch of Reports:
Thrive now has available some reports on the detailed research we uncovered about high-interest debt in the area. They're available from the resources page.
Summer 2010: Thrive runs campaign on high interest lender
Thrive has been running a campaign to challenge predatory lender, including taking action in the national press:
Take action now and follow the link:
April 20-21 2010: Thrive Election Accountabilty Meetings
Members from a range of different organisations came together to hold local parliamentary candidates to account on issues important to them, including:
Testimony was from people who experienced the issues first-hand and over 230 local local people turned out to support this powerful action.
March 2010: Training from Mary Gonzales, Gamaliel Foundation, US
Thrive was privileged to run a training in organising from Mary Gonzales, of the Gamaliel Foundation in Thornaby
Mary Gonzales Leadership Training
Thrive in the news again!
Thrive featured on the Radio 4 Sunday Programme which explored poverty in the UK today. See below for the audio segment and if you require a copy please call at the office
Community Organising Training
Thrive ran a successful two-day training for leaders in Stockton in Partnership with Greg Galluzzo from the Gamaliel Foundation in the US. Greg trained Barack Obama as a Community Organiser in Chicago.
Comments from participants
"I found the course very invigorating and this has given me the push inside me to help change things I feel passionate for"
"I wish I’d known all this 20 years ago!"
"I now know what I need to do to be a strong and powerful leader. Watch this space!"
"I want to teach others to do this"
Thrive In The News!
Thrive has once again been in the news!! This time on Radio
Well done to everyone involved, especially the people at a
Thrive Community Organising Training to commence, 2009
Government Minister Visits Thrive in Stockton!
Summer 2008 - Action Teams Project nearing launch:
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