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I hope you are having a wonderful summer!  This has been a season of preparation here at THRIVE Communities. Read all bout our efforts: Upcoming Events, News, and Opportunities for Action.  Oh, and please reply with your own updates, we love to hear from you!

Kim Yeasir
Chief Empowerment Officer

Upcoming events, you are invited!

  • Narcan Training: Wednesday, August 22nd 5:30-6:30pm in Lowell, MA with Lowell Community Health Center. RSVP to KimYeasir@ThriveMA.org
  • Experiential Diversity Training: Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-Noon in Lowell, MA RSVP here. 
  • Circles of Support and Accountability Training: October 18-19 in Chelmsford, MA RSVP here
  • Circle Up Screening coming to Lowell in October. Learn more http://circleupdoc.com/
  • Stride for Our Neighbors: October 27th in Lowell, MA. A collaborative walk with Lowell-based non-profits raising funds and awareness about local efforts. Will you support and/or represent THRIVE Communities on this walk? Register Here.

News


This summer, with input from more than 30 members of THRIVE Communities, the Board of Directors adopted mission and vision statements that reflect the collective actions and hopes of our community members. We hope these words resonate with you. 

Mission: To empower communities by creating spaces that welcome and support our neighbors transitioning from incarceration.

Vision: When wholeness and justice replace cycles of incarceration and oppression, communities THRIVE.

Action Opportunities

You don't have to know all the things to do something meaningful in your community. Change happens one person at a time taking one step at a time. Just as you are you can...
  • Join a COSA team! Roughly 2,500 people return to community from MA Department of Corrections each year, and thousands more return from our county jails. New Circles of Support and Accountability (COSAs) are forming for returning neighbors in Lowell, Lawrence and Worcester. Our COSA teams provide both support and accountability for our neighbors during this difficult transition. Are you ready to join a team?  Learn how to join HERE
  • Vote on Shared Nation, a giving circle app that grants funds each month to organizations voted upon by subscribers. Join by Aug 26 to vote for THRIVE Communities to receive $5,000 in this round. Learn more: https://www.sharednation.org/
  • THRIVE Communities participates in the Restorative Justice Coalition of Massachusetts. If you are interested in helping to promote Restorative Practices at the state level, we would love your help! E-mail Kim Yeasir for more information
Thank you for the many ways you contribute to and shape our mission. You make THRIVE Communities possible. Click to give online via our fiscal sponsor: Communities for Restorative Justice.


THRIVE Communities Massachusetts
175 Cabot St., Suite 100
Lowell, Ma 01845
617-642-4553
www.ThriveMA.org

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