Partner Spotlight: Jubilee Housing This week's partner spotlight is Jubilee Housing, a nonprofit in the district with a mission to build diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. They accomplish this by building justice housing — deeply affordable housing, with nearby services, located in thriving neighborhoods. With a vision
Partner Spotlight: Amazing Gospel Souls Inc. We are excited to introduce The Amazing Gospel Souls, Inc. (AGS), a peer-run, faith-based community organization owned and operated by formerly justice-involved individuals who seek to support returning citizens through temporary housing, employment training, behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention, peer fellowship, peer outreach and peer outreach training,
Partner Spotlight: Negotiation Works As the first installment of our Partner Spotlight series, we are highlighting Negotiation Works, a DC-based nonprofit that provides negotiation skills programs for marginalized residents, including women experiencing homelessness, domestic violence survivors, and people recently released from prison. They are an engaged partner of the ACT Initiative as
A Deeper Look at Second Chances Event At our last event, "A Deeper Look at Second Chances", we spoke with three returning citizens about their experiences returning home from incarceration. They spoke about the importance of having support along their journey, how they are putting their best food forward, and obstacles they've faced
Everything's A Negotiation Event Our last event, "Everything's a Negotiation", was a thought-provoking conversation with two returning citizens and the challenges they faced as they re-entered society. Co-hosted by Thrive DC and Negotiation Works, this discussion focused on the importance of self-advocacy, building new community, navigating negative perceptions of others, and more. Get
Coming Home to Where? On November 11, 2021, we hosted an event called "Coming Home to Where?", where we had an honest conversation with our panelists about the challenges that returning citizens face when re-entering society. Our panelists spoke about their own experiences of what it's like to come home, the discrimination they
An Open Conversation About Reentry On June 24th, Thrive DC & Free Minds co-hosted a panel discussion featuring three returning citizens. The conversation was free-ranging - what was it like coming home after incarceration? What supports helped you make that transition? What is it like negotiating telling someone about your status vs
"A Chance to Thrive" Event Launch On June 24th from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, join Thrive DC and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop for the launch of our new campaign "A Chance to Thrive." Annually, over 3,600 people come home to the District after serving time in prison or jail.