Author: Sarah Smith

Player Turned Coach Loves Sharing His Skills

Sky Hawks assistant coach Kevin Lutz. All athletes strive to make it to “the big game.”  In professional basketball “the big game” is the NBA Finals and for college ball, it’s March Madness. In the Thrive community, it’s making it to… Read More

On the Road to Independence

Thriver Beth Donahue and MWRTA’s Carl Damigella getting ready for a practice run on the MWRTA bus. We all strive to do things on our own and live independently. Thrive participant Beth Donahue is no different. From a young age, Beth has always blazed her own path. Now, at the age… Read More

Night to Shine

Thrivers all dressed up and ready for their Night to Shine! Going to prom is a rite of passage for most teenagers. Many adults have fond memories of that evening. From the preparation of choosing the perfect attire and beauty choices to dance the night away in an elegant ballroom,… Read More

Message From Mike Spring 2018

What a difference a year makes! Last year at this time we were known as Greater Marlborough Programs, serving 15 Metrowest communities. Today, as Thrive Support & Advocacy, we proudly provide critically-needed services to 42 Massachusetts cities and towns. Together with our kind and generous supporters, volunteers and donors, we… Read More

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Thrive Support & Advocacy

Presenting the check from L-R: David Morticelli, VP/Branch Administrator of Avidia Bank; Mark O’Connell, President & CEO of Avidia Bank; Michael Rodrigues, President & CEO of Thrive Support & Advocacy; Keith Dwinells, Main Office Branch Manager, AVP of Avidia Bank. The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to Thrive Support… Read More

The Main Street Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Thrive Support and Advocacy Grant for Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Initiative

Left to right: Inna Voloshina, AVP, Branch Manager, Main Street Bank; Michael Rodrigues, President & CEO THRIVE; and Sebi Ovesian, SVP, Loan Operations, Main Street Bank. MARLBOROUGH– The Main Street Bank Charitable Foundation awarded Thrive Support and Advocacy a $5,000 grant for their new Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) initiative. Read More

Message from Mike - Fall/Winter 2017

Today someone asked me “What’s going on at Thrive?” Not an easy question to answer, as so much has been happening! In October we kicked off our fall youth services activities, including our Kid’s Club and Thrive After School Community (TASC) programs. These services enable children and young adults to… Read More

Healthy Living, Farm to Table

Tending to the garden. Farm to table is all the rage in restaurants across the country. This growing season Thrive’s Fairmont residence jumped on the farm-to-table bandwagon by planting their own garden and using the fruits of their labor for communal meals. The garden consisted of tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, green… Read More

Thrivers Give Back

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrews Two of Thrive’s participants show how big their hearts are on a weekly basis. For Camille Vigeant and Bobby Spirio, volunteering has become a wonderful way to give back and they’ve learned… Read More

Rumei Finding Moments to Shine

Thrive’s youth initiatives for ages 7-25, are aimed at empowering young people to reach their full potential. Whether making brownies for the first time or creating a masterpiece for a special someone, Thrive’s Kid’s Club and High School After-School programs offer individualized learning and socializing through skill-building activities. Plus during the summer… Read More