Year: 2018

Thrive Washington’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Molly O’Connor has been named CEO, effective December 1.   Over the past 11 years, Molly has held various leadership roles at Thrive. Mostly recently, she served as executive vice president of external affairs, overseeing communications, policy and advocacy strategies and cultivating community partnerships to[…..]

Thrive Washington joins our national early learning colleagues in expressing grave concern for the irreparable damage being done to children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Taking away a parent – a child’s primary source of love, trust and comfort – is one of the most significant traumas you can inflict on a young child. The impact[…..]

Three years ago this month, the NEAR@Home toolkit went live, aiming to help home visitors talk with families about the wide-ranging and long-term effects of childhood trauma. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 3,500 times by people from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, and 11 countries. NEAR, the acronym for[…..]

Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-Shoreline) announced yesterday that she won’t be seeking re-election after 20 years in the state Legislature. Rep. Kagi’s energy and vision for nurturing the children, youth and families of Washington state is a legacy few will ever match. While Rep. Kagi has said that she isn’t done yet fighting for what’s best[…..]

Thrive Washington’s Board of Trustees announced today that Deborah Jensen will serve as Interim CEO of the state public-private partnership for early learning. Jensen starts Feb. 16. Jensen most recently served as Interim CEO for Social Venture Partners. Before that, she was the long-time president and CEO of Woodland Park Zoo where she oversaw considerable[…..]