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We hope you enjoyed your 4th of July holiday! There won't be fireworks this Saturday, but we would love for you to join us July 13th for our Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) training. Read on to learn more about upcoming training opportunities and our growing community in this edition of the THRIVE Communities newsletter.

Upcoming Trainings

  • Circles of Support and Accountability: A full-day restorative reentry training for community members seeking to support our neighbors transitioning from incarceration.
    • Saturday, July 13th in Lowell, MA from 9:00AM – 5:00PM 
    • Sunday, September 15th in Lowell, MA from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Experiential Diversity: A full-day training building skills to address harm from oppression, learning about self efficacy, and building a more inclusive community.
    • August 17th in Lowell, MA from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
    • October 19th in Lowell, MA from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Click here to register for an upcoming training.

THRIVE News

We have much to celebrate as THRIVE Communities grows and develops.
  • Frederick Clay is THRIVE's 2019 Leadership Fellow (pictured below). He is listening to neighbors impacted by incarceration and responding to challenges they express with community-based events .
  • Keishmary Rodriguez joined the THRIVE Community part-time in May as the Lowell area Reentry Coach. Keishmary is recruiting new members and will be supporting CoSA teams throughout the first year of reentry.
  • Strategic planning will begin this Fall with the support of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and consultants Strategy Matters. You will have an opportunity to take part in this effort, offering input and perspective as a member of THRIVE Communities. We truly hope you will share your experience, thoughts, and hopes for THRIVE Communities during this process. More information to follow! 
Earlier this year, THRIVE Fellow, Frederick Clay (top left), organized an event on housing with partners Lowell Transitional Living Center, CTI, Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, Lowell House, and New Life Sober Living. This event gave way to deepening each of these relationships and improving services for returning citizens within the THRIVE Community. Thank you Fred!
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THRIVE Communities Massachusetts
175 Cabot St., Suite 100 - EforAll
Lowell, Ma 01845
617-642-4553
www.ThriveMA.org

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