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Thrive 360: Breaking the Cycle, Building the Dream

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In partnership with the City of Ruston, the Zion Traveler Community Development Corporation is launching a comprehensive Poverty Alleviation program for families in Lincoln Parish. Funded by a federal grant, this initiative aims to bring real change and offer a helping hand to adult participants (aged 18+) through a multifaceted approach to increase earning potential and improve quality of life. By addressing financial literacy, career development, and health and wellness, we strive to transform lives for generations to come.

Thrive 360: Breaking the Cycle, Building the Dream is built on three core pillars:


Thrive 360: Empowering Your Financial Future

This pillar focuses on equipping participants with essential financial knowledge and skills, such as:

  • Building credit and savings

  • Avoiding predatory lending practices

  • Preparing for homeownership

FREE 1-week class sessions begin June 20 (Thursday 6 PM) and June 22 (Saturday 10 AM). 

Thrive 360: Bridging the Gap to Career Confidence

This component aims to enhance workforce readiness and career development through:

  • Creating resumes and conducting successful job searches

  • Preparing for interviews

  • Providing information on admission and funding options for continuing education programs at local trade schools, vocational schools, and universities


Thrive 360: A Smart Restart to Health and Wellness

Recognizing the critical role of health in overall well-being, this pillar offers education on:

  • Diabetes and dietary management

  • Promoting overall health and wellness


Additionally, there is a specific focus on promoting financial literacy among 25 youth participants (aged 12-17). These young enrollees will also have access to 1:1 coaching to support their unique needs, preparing them for a financially secure future.


Participants in the Thrive 360 Program will leave with:

  • Foundational knowledge to build credit and savings, avoid predatory lending practices, and prepare for homeownership

  • Education on diabetes and dietary management

  • Basic computer literacy skills

  • Skills to create resumes, conduct successful job searches, and perform well in interviews

  • Information about admission and funding options for continuing education programs at local trade and vocational schools, as well as universities

Financial Future Class Schedule


June 20 - 

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