General Questions

Where did the name Facts to Thrive come from?

As an organization focused on training and development our overall goal of the organization is to provide accurate information that can help people move forward in their life to blossom into their best selves.

Who are the Facts to Thrive staff?

Our small, but mighty team is made up of two staff, Tamiko Leverette, our Executive Director, and April Harris, our Financial Officer. Read more about them here.

How do I register for an event?

View our upcoming events calendar or direct event flyer to go to the registration form. 

Are there any fees to participate in classes or workshops?

All the classes are provided free of charge except 2: the CPR classes are $25 to pay for the certification application fee and the business plan classes are $250 to cover the book purchase and additional costs

What opportunities do you have for volunteers?

Volunteers are accepted for all ranges and abilities. We currently have a need for instructors, administrative support, event planners, social media, and other marketing. However, we are happy to incorporate the time and effort for categories not listed we may not have considered.

When are the classes offered?

Classes are offered on nights and weekends.

I really believe in the Facts to Thrive mission. Can I donate money?

Absolutely. You can make monetary donations directly from our website at Donations. Financial donations are also tax-deductible. Be sure to print your receipt to keep for your tax records. We appreciate your support in helping us provide training.

How can you provide the classes for free?

We utilize technology, volunteers, individual donations, and corporate sponsors to cover costs.

Who is the advisory council behind FACTS to Thrive?

Facts to Thrive believes that the experts are directly impacted communities themselves. Organizing is more art and alchemy than science, and expertise in communities and the best opportunities to help them require whole lifetimes of lived experience. That’s why our Advisory Council — previous participants, movement leaders, visionaries, well-trusted organizers from the communities that the organization was created to serve. The Advisory Council is proudly immigrant, Latinx, Black, Native, Asian, and LGBTQ and unapologetically committed to collective liberation.

Our Advisory Council provides strategy and support from the development and growth of the organization to implementation and networking.

I have not received my class registration confirmation, what should I do?

Please allow up to 1 business day to receive your email. If you have not received your information after 24 hours, please reach out to the Facts to Thrive team at info@factstothrive.org.


Why are technology classes need for older adults?

According to Weforum, Nearly 50% of older adults 65 and older and 40% of those ages 50-64 feel they need someone to assist them in learning and using a new technology device, as compared to approximately 20% of those ages 18-29. 

What other classes in technology do you provide?

Currently, we provide senior technology classes. In the future, we plan on providing technology classes for small business that includes social media and marketing.

Small Business Support

How much are the workshops and seminars?

To provide support for the small business startup community all workshops and seminars are free to participants.

How much are the business plan classes?

To offset costs the 6 and 8-week class fees are $250 per person.

How long are the workshops and seminars?

Seminars can be up to 2 hours. Workshops can be up to 2 days.

Do you provide services for people with disabilities?

We do not discriminate would love to discuss how we can support people with disabilities. So far, we have accommodated people documented as deaf, autistic, physical, and learning disabilities.


How long are the nutrition seminars?

To provide classes for the average person that does not research nutrition details, the seminars have been created in 30 minutes to 1-hour increments focusing generally on one main point topic.

Job Training

Why did we select adult literacy and business plan classes as the programs for job training?

We felt if a person could read and write the world opens to more opportunities to get better jobs. As business owners ourselves, creating jobs through business development is a personal philosophy.

Financial Literacy

Who are these classes for?

Currently, the classes are open to the general public. Our goal is to develop a curriculum focused on targeting issues specific to singles, married, older adults, and youth aging out of the foster care system.

Civil Liberties

How do we understand social justice?

“Social Justice work amplifies the leadership and voices of those directly affected by issues and needs. It takes action to create equitable outcomes and transfer of power and resources to directly affected communities. It tackles root problems by engaging directly-affected communities to find solutions, organize against the oppression of all kinds, and create mechanisms for change.” Diverse City Fund in Washington, DC.

CPR Certification

Do you provide individual CPR classes?


How can a school or daycare schedule training?

Submit a request through the contact form and we will contact you to schedule an event date and time for a group training.

What is the fee for CPR training?

The instructors volunteer their time so participants or their agency only have to pay the $25 application fee for the CPR card.

How many people are allowed in a class?

Class sizes can be 6 to 50 per group.

What to Expect from CPR, First Aid, and ECC Courses

Once you have identified the correct course, you can choose from the available training methods for that course (Not all training methods are available for every course). These include:

  • Instructor-led courses: 100% in a classroom, with an AHA Instructor
  • Blended learning courses: includes an online portion + an in-person skills session with an AHA Instructor or Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM), where available
  • eLearning courses: 100% online and instructor-led
  • CPR training kits: include materials to train in large groups

Since COVID, how is this course being taught?

Modifications have been made to incorporate online learning or spacing and PPE protection in person.

What is a blended course?

If you have selected a blended learning course, the cognitive (online) portion will be completed online. You will also need to complete a hands-on skills session to complete the course.

What happens in the hands-on classes?

If you have a classroom course, or your blended learning course requires a skills session, you will need to attend in-person training with the AHA Instructor. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, as you will spend time practicing the psychomotor skills involved in CPR training. Also, please consult the Instructor to see if any specific course materials are required.

Upon successful completion of a course, you will receive a course completion card (if applicable) and be able to claim continuing education credits (if applicable).

What happens after the training?

Course Completion Cards are physical cards or eCards that show completion of an AHA course. Your Instructor will give you instructions about receiving your course completion card. If they are sending you an eCard, expect an email directly from the Training Center or eCards@heart.org. If the Instructor is issuing you a print card, they will give it to you on the date of the course or will provide specific detail about when to expect that card in the mail. If your TC has signed you up to receive your eCard via SMS text, follow the guidance of your Instructor on how to claim your card.

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