The THRIVE Network, formerly known as EDCSPIN, is a 501(c)(3), that offers programs and services to individuals to help them reach their full potential.

Online PR News – 24-June-2015 – New York, NY – New York, NY – June 24, 2015 – EDCSPIN (Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need) announced that effective immediately, the corporate name has been changed to The THRIVE Network to reflect the nonprofit organization’s broader mission and initiatives to serve its community and those in need.

“We have great reason to be proud that we have enhanced the lives of those we have served. This could not have been possible without the tireless efforts of a highly dedicated staff and the leadership of a talented and generous Board of Directors. It was through their efforts that we are now able to help individuals with disabilities and their families thrive. As we approach our 20th year of service, we look forward to the privilege of providing comprehensive support for years to come,” said Charles A. Archer, The THRIVE Network, CEO.

“Emboldened as we are with confidence born out of our past success, this name change is symbolic of an even more ambitious reach on the part of our organization. With this new name, we will establish a culture in which our consumers, families and staff can reach their full potential and give them the confidence they need to be successful,” said September Bush, The THRIVE Network, Board President.

For the last 19 years, the organization has served thousands of individuals within the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey through impactful services and programs. This name change is the first step in creating a bigger and more extensive network of services, furthering the organization’s reach to help individuals succeed. With a new mission, the organization will now also provide ancillary services to senior citizens and the homeless as well as employment support along with its existing services. All members of the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and staff will remain the same.

The THRIVE Network is a 501(c)(3) that offers programs and services to individuals to help them reach their full potential. The THRIVE Network’s commitment to executing with excellence, being a supportive partner and helping people in need is unwavering. Reinvigorating the brand is a signal to the world that the organization has a very bright future, with a bigger mission at hand. In fact, The THRIVE Network has a renewed passion for accelerating its impact on enhancing the quality of life for those in need. The new identity reflects the steadfast values and commitment the organization brings to its consumers. Namely, access to programs and services, which include but are not limited to: family support services, residential programs, independent living, community habilitation services and other independent services. The THRIVE Network reflects the deep relationships and robust ecosystem of partners and agencies in which they serve. http://www.thethrivenetwork.org

Charles A. Archer is a lawyer, author, speaker, professor, entrepreneur, CEO and co-founder of The THRIVE Network. Archer is the author of the “Everybody Paddles” book compilations that provide strategies to building a unified team through leadership. In 2011, Archer served as a Cuba Research Delegate with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), for which he has also lectured. Before his CEO assignment for The THRIVE Network, Archer served as an Associate Executive Director to the InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disability Agencies of New York, where he liaised with state agencies and community and government organizations on behalf of the mentally disabled and disadvantaged. Archer worked closely with local, state and federal legislators and contributed to shaping the programs and policies that directly impacted this group.

Be sure to check out, New York Nonprofit Media’s June CEO Corner to learn more about Charles A. Archer and the rebranding of The THRIVE Network. http://nynmedia.com/news/ceo-corner-charles-a-archer

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