New Thriving Initiative Chapter - Interest Form
The Thriving Initiative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring resilience in response to violence. We provide survivors of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, stalking, and dating/domestic violence) and their allies with healing and coping tools.
Our keystone program, Thriving, Not Just Surviving, is a specialist-led, multi-week workshop series where survivors of interpersonal violence can explore alternative healing modalities through art, yoga, sound bath, and more. Student co-facilitators are trained to lead small groups of participants through weekly check ins, check outs, and respond to immediate needs throughout the each workshop. One of the unique aspects of our programs is that participants are never asked to share their past experiences.
Officers are encouraged to create alternative programs to fill immediate gaps on their campus so long as it aligns with the organization's mission and remains true to our core values to be survivor-oriented, community-centered, inclusive, integral and innovative.
- What we are looking for -
Our work has had such a profound impact at UC Santa Barbara that we knew we had to see if other students felt passionately about bringing this alternative healing modality to their universities.
We have allocated seed funding and mentorship support to guide two select new university teams through founding a Thriving Initiative Chapter at their university next academic year (2021-2022).
If you want to be a part of this change, or know someone who would be a good fit, at any accredited university in the United States, please fill out this interest form so we can start connecting over your universities specific needs. Filling out this interest form does not ensure The Thriving Initiative will start a Chapter at your university, given that we have limited funding and bandwidth. We will, however, continue to open an application annually for new chapters.
This unique opportunity is geared towards students with at least one and a half years left at their respective institutions. Our chapter teams are made up by a wide variety of people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Our chapter teams have 6 or more officers, who share a common mission: to increase access to healing tools and information for survivors and allies.
Visit our website to learn more about our work and follow us on social media to stay up-to-date with all opportunities @thrivinginitiative.
You can email any specific questions to
. Thank you for your interest in expanding access to long-term care for survivors of interpersonal violence!
First and last name
What pronouns do you use? (she/her, he/his, they/them, etc.)
What is your university email address?
What university do you attend or will you attend in Fall 2021?
What is your expected graduation year?
Which statements best describe you? Select all that apply.
I would like to learn more about your programs.
I know my school would benefit from this program but I am not ready to take a leadership role
I know my school needs this program, and I feel prepared to help found a chapter at my university.
I am a current UCSB Student and I want to get involved with the flagship chapter.
I know someone who would be a great fit as an officer of this initiative.
I would like to volunteer with the organization at large but I do not want to be a part of a new or existing chapter.
I am a community provider and I would like to volunteer my services.
If applicable, do you know of one or more students who would be interested in helping you start a chapter? Select all that apply.
I am willing to help recruit other students, but I can't think of someone I know.
If applicable, why do you think your college or university would benefit from this program? (<250 words)
Do you have additional comments or questions?
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