thrive is a non-profit community design studio located in helena arkansas. founders will staley and terrance clark, along with abby clark, are all kcai gd alumni. they have been offering low-cost design services, organizing community events, and working with the local chamber of commerce for ten years now.
an amazing recent addition to their offerings is a design mentorship residency, intended to develop local high-schoolers' capacity to solve community problems with creative thinking. this one-year (august to may) residency has the following goals:
Goal 1: To assist in the development of a creative cluster of Helena/Phillips County residents
Goal 2: To enhance the number of creative problem solvers in our community—ultimately leading to diverse job skills, strengthened confidence, and life planning skills in our citizenry—thus creating a results-driven sense of community pride
Goal 3: Assist in breaking the cycle of endemic and pervasive poverty through arts and design education
check out all the details here. apply and enjoy a rewarding year with will, terrance, and abby!