Washington and Lee University


Thrive Center

The mission of the Thrive Center is to design innovative development projects within Helena, Arkansas. With the goals of creating jobs and improving quality of life, the Thrive Center:

  • Offers technical assistance and resources to Phillips County entrepreneurs
  • Coordinates a downtown Helena monthly arts and culture walk showcasing the cultural riches of the Delta
  • Provides affordable branding and marketing services to small businesses and non-profits of the Delta
  • Measures the impact of our work

Thrive has continually expanded as well. In 2013, Thrive will kickstart its Impact program. This portion of Thrive will use external internship and fellowship programs, and invite local professionals and visiting experts to take part in rural development efforts. Even though larger projects within communities are vital, smaller initiatives can give a community the extra push it needs over the tipping point toward greater success.

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