You have an Ally in SPI
Whether you are considering a move to the Springfield, Illinois area or you've already arrived, there is no better way to learn about a new place than to hear directly from those who live, work, and play here. Connect with a Thrive Ally to ask questions, gain advice or recommendations, meet new people — and get involved.
This Thrive Ally program overview provides information from two different perspectives for those that will engage with our program — those who want help from a Thrive Ally and those who want to be a Thrive Ally. More details regarding both of those services are included in each of the two appropriately named sections below.
Still curious about what the Thrive Ally program is all about?
Check out our "What is a Thrive Ally" video and this feature news story from WAND-TV.
Connect with a Thrive Ally
The Thrive Ally team is eager to assist anyone relocating to the Springfield and Sangamon County area or new residents that still need some help acclimating to the community.
A Thrive Ally is a passionate member of the Springfield area community who has volunteered to help potential and new residents find their fit and ease transition to the area. You can leverage their community knowledge and experience to help take some of the guesswork and unknowns out of relocating.
Connect with a Thrive Ally for everything from entertainment to career networking and churches. Each Thrive Ally comes from a diverse range of ages, ethnicities, industries, lifestyles, interests, and experiences. They are all committed to helping you Thrive In SPI.
Meet the Thrive Ally team!
Become a Thrive Ally
Our community's greatest asset is our people. There is no better way for potential and new residents to learn about Springfield and Sangamon County than from our community members themselves. Ultimately, we need YOU to share your knowledge and experiences with others and speak up in a positive way about the community you love.
So bring your enthusiasm and help spread the word about how great it is to live, work and play in the Springfield area. Being a Thrive Ally is a fun way to inspire, connect and get involved in your community, with minimal time commitment.
Find out more about becoming a Thrive Ally!