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     Summer is finally arriving! Time to go have some fun, get some sun, go swimming, or do anything that is positively relaxing. Catch up here on what's been happening at THRIVE as we all prepare for summer!


  • Share Your Vision for THRIVE! On June 23rd THRIVE's Board of Directors will begin a visioning process. As part of the process you will have a multiple opportunities to help cast a vision for the future of our THRIVE Community. Please take part in this questionnaire to share your experience, hopes, and vision for THRIVE:
  • Trivia Night (pictured top left) in Boston on April 26th raised over $500. Thank you to all who participated. If you missed it, we will surely do it again.
  • Special thanks to a generous donor who made it possible for four members of THRIVE to see the RED SOX at Fenway (pictured top right). A dream come true for one first timer. Go SOX!
  • Our Spring Trainings in Worcester (pictured bottom left and right) prepared 14 community members to be stronger allies in reentry. We offer all of our newest members an enthusiastic, "Welcome to the Community!"

A word from our sponsors...

Special thanks to the Cummings Foundation for their continued support that is enabling THRIVE to grow and develop. Last year we were awarded 100k to be spread over 4 years in their 100K for 100 grants initiative, Here are a few things you should know about Cummings Foundation...
  • If your business or employer is seeking rental property, consider Cummings Properties where the proceeds go to the Cummings Foundation who supports hundreds of non-profits every year. On top of that, if you mention that THRIVE referred you, a portion of your rental fees will go directly to THRIVE!
  • Bill Cummings'new book, Starting Small and Making It Big (pictured right below), has received praise and significant media attention. A recent issue of Boston Globe Magazine featured an essay adapted from the self-written memoir. Check it out and remember, all book proceeds benefit the Cummings Foundation!


  • Experiential Diversity Training
    • Saturday, September 29 (8:30am - 12pm)
    • We will explore our own diversity/differences and learn about efficacy.
    • Register or Learn More
  • Circles of Support and Accountability Training
    • Thursday, October 18 (5pm - 9pm) & Friday, October 19 (9am - 4:30pm)
    • A two day-long experiential exploration of the meaning, guidelines, and impact of Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA). This training is required for all CoSA volunteers and open to all who are curious. 
    • Register or Learn More
  • Ongoing: Community Dinner
    • A recurring event building community resilience from cycles of incarceration. Join us as we gather around the table to share a meal, our triumphs, and our struggles while we support each other through it all.
      • June 28th - Worcester's monthly Soup's OnLearn More
      • Pass The Gravy in Lowell is taking a break over the summer. We will be back September 4th. See you then! -  Learn More
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Lowell, Ma 01845

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