Hope Thurston

Research tells us that hope is the single best predictor of a person’s ability to thrive and flourish. People who have hope are more productive at work, they are higher achievers, attain higher academic success and they are healthier, with lower rates of depression and PTSD.

In fact, when you define hope and start looking at the components of hope, researchers are able to measure hope — hope at an individual-level, organizational-level, and community-level.

In June, Hope Thurston, in partnership with Saint Martin’s University, The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, Thurston Thrives, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Thurston Chamber Foundation and Dr. Chan Hellman from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, will measure, analyze and establish a Thurston County “Hope Score.” This data will inform the development of strategies to improve social determinants of health in alignment with the Thurston Thrives framework.

The community is invited to attend the launch celebration of Hope Thurston’s “Make Thurston County A Hope Informed Community” survey on June 26 at 8 a.m. at South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus. The event will include a breakfast. There is no cost to attend, but organizers ask attendees to RSVP here.

WHAT— “Make Thurston County A Hope Informed Community” Survey Kickoff Celebration
WHEN—Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 8 a.m.
WHERE—SPSCC’s Lacey Campus, 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey WA 98503
COST—Free
REGISTER/RSVPPlease let us know if you are attending by registering here. 
FOR MORE INFO—visit http://thurstonthrives.org/hope-thurston/
SPONSORED BY—Saint Martin’s University, The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, Thurston Thrives, South Sound Community Foundation, Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Thurston Chamber Foundation and Dr. Chan Hellman from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.