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  • Washington State First Lady Joins Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors

    SEATTLE – Thrive by Five Washington is pleased to announce that Washington state First Lady Trudi Inslee has joined the organization’s board of directors   “As a mother and grandmother, I know how important it is to take full advantage of those critical early years, so that every child has what he or she needs […]

  • Whiting Named President & CEO of Thrive

    • January 6th, 2014
    • Author: Molly OConnor
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      Thrive by Five Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Sam Whiting will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning, ushering in a new era for the organization, which completed a merger with the Foundation for Early Learning last week. Whiting starts Jan. 31.   Whiting is currently a Community Investor for Education […]

  • We’ve Merged: Foundation for Early Learning Joins Thrive by Five Washington

      The merger of Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning is complete!   Today, we become one. And we are confident that this union of two of the state’s key early learning organizations will better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.   Together, we will create a single, highly competent, […]

  • State Sen. Andy Billig Named to Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors

    • September 12th, 2013
    • Author: Molly OConnor
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    SEATTLE – State Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane), a member of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, has been named to the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors. Seattle-based Thrive is the state’s leading public-private partnership for early learning.   Billig, a first-term senator, made a name for himself during the 2013 legislative […]