NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – HOUSTON, TX – +Works (pronounced Positive Works) will close its doors at the end of this calendar year after more than seven years of rallying public, private, and parochial school communities to proactively address bullying and other challenging issues impacting families and schools.
A unique, parent-driven, nonprofit organization, +Works has offered school stakeholders an innovative framework for reflecting on the kind of community they want to be. “We will always be grateful for the opportunity we’ve had to work side-by-side with parents, educators and community members on the issues we care so much about,” said Cofounders Sarah Fisher and Trish Morille. “We will be forever proud of the grassroots work we did together as a community.”
+Works materials will remain available for download and sharing via positivethinkingworks.org through December 31, 2017. After that date, the website and all social platforms will come down.
For more information on +Works, contact +Works CEO Sarah Fisher at email@example.com or visit positivethinkingworks.org.
In May 2010, long-time friends, moms of two, and award-winning marketing professionals Sarah Fisher and Trish Morille converted their ongoing family frustrations around the bullying issue into positive action within their own homes and in the Houston community. What began as a unique, integrated family and school program laser-focused on student bullying evolved into a ground-breaking, upbeat, creative, hands-on, “roundtable” approach that sparked fresh conversations around the trending issues that keep adults – and kids – up at night and around “who” school communities and organizations want to be. For the last seven years, Fisher and Morille have spearheaded the +Effort on a 100 percent pro bono basis – with joy.
Public, private and parochial schools who have joined the +Works program since 2010:
Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston, Texas
Durham Elementary School (HISD), Houston, Texas
Frostwood Elementary School (SBISD), Houston, Texas
Kolter Elementary School (HISD), Houston, Texas
Mark Twain Elementary School (HISD), Houston, Texas
Pershing Middle School (HISD), Houston, Texas
River Oaks Baptist School, Houston, Texas
Roberts Elementary School (HISD), Houston, Texas
S.C. Red Elementary School (HISD), Houston, Texas
St. Augustine Catholic School, Houston, Texas
St. Laurence Catholic School, Sugar Land, Texas
St. Mark’s Episcopal School, Houston, Texas
St. Michael Catholic School, Houston, Texas
St. Paul’s School, Houston, Texas
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Houston, Texas
The Awty International School, Houston, Texas