THRIVE empowers communities by creating spaces that welcome and support our neighbors transitioning from incarceration. In pursuit of this mission, THRIVE seeks to empower 88 returning from incarceration, and to revolutionize the role community members play in their lives upon reentry. Our goals are to disrupt cycles of incarceration, isolation, and social harm among returning citizens and within impacted communities through Restorative Reentry, Community Building, and Constituent Leadership initiatives. THRIVE currently operates in Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts, and over the next two to three years THRIVE will hone initiatives to ensure sustainability as well as scalability. The goal is to strengthen curriculum and resources for local initiatives in a way that will enable any community in Massachusetts to start their own THRIVE Community with support of the larger organization.

Project Details

Organization Name

THRIVE Communities

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead

Kim Yeasir

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health