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Tyler Rex at the Peace & Conflict Resolution Conference on Employment and Inclusion

Watch a clip of Tyler’s presentation: https://peaceandconflictresolution.com/

On employment: “Individuals with disabilities can and want to work.”  On inclusion: People with disabilities want to be integrated in a community with other people who do not have disabilities.

The Conference will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Register for the Conference

 

Thrive Upstate Star Worker Receives Accolades From Employer!

DDSN Awards the 2019 Silver Palmetto


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

For more Information contact: Tyler Rex, Thrive Upstate Executive Director

864 288-1907 ext. 3535

DDSN Awards the 2019 Silver Palmetto

To City of Greenville and City of Rock Hill

The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) awarded City of Greenville and City of Rock Hill the 2019 Silver Palmetto Award. The Silver Palmetto is DDSN’s way of recognizing and thanking city and municipal governments in South Carolina for making the lives of people with disabilities a priority in the previous calendar year.

DDSN Commission Chair, Gary Lemel made the presentation February 4 at the annual conference of the Municipal Association of South Carolina‘s “Hometown Legislative Action Day” in Columbia, SC.  City of Greenville Mayor Pro Tem Lillian Flemming was on hand to receive the award.

Read the Complete Silver Palmetto Award Press Release Feb 2020

Tyler Rex Selected to Become Riley Fellow

Tyler Rex, Thrive Upstate’s Executive Director joins other leaders selected from across the Upstate and surrounding area to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s 28th class of Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). DLI graduates become Riley Fellows, members of a powerful, cross-sector, statewide leadership network that includes CEOs of corporations, mayors, city and county council members, legislators, school superintendents, pastors and rabbis, non-profit heads, chamber of commerce directors, and community leaders. See the full press release here:
DLI Class Press Release-Tyler Rex