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Lawrence Wins Culture of Health Prize

We are very pleased to report that our city of Lawrence, MA was one of the eight winners of the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize celebrates the strides communities have made to ensure good health flourishes for all. Announced today at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, the Lawrence community will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its commitment to building a Culture of Health.

Lawrence is being recognized for leveraging its unique strengths and rallying community partners around a shared vision of health.

Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting this Wednesday March 1st

Please join us for the Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting this Wednesday March 1st

We will present preliminary findings from the survey and take some time to discuss our action plan and some recommendations. We would love to hear your thoughts! What should be our priorities, goals and objectives for the next 7 years?

We will meet at the Lawrence Public Library at 51 Lawrence Street from 6:30 - 8 pm

Urban Adventures 2016

Here are some snapshots from this summer's Urban Adventures!

 

Untitled design (4).jpgUrban Adventures students investigate waste in their community and what local businesses and organizations are doing to address it. At Kachel Motor Company, an auto shop, students get a close look at a machine that grinds down scrap metal, which will later be melted and recycled (lower left). 

 

At Market Basket, Leo Lopez, manager and former Boys & Girls Club member gives students a special behind-the-scenes tour and explains how the store collects all organic waste to be picked up by a pig farm (lower right).

 

Staff from The Clean River Project take the kids out for a spin on the Merrimack River (hosted by Greater Lawrence Community Boating). The Clean River Project has found several cars and even an old safe! (there was no money inside, unfortunately).

 

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union Foundation's Give-A-Click Contest

Help Groundwork Lawrence win a $1,500 grant from the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union Foundation! From now until June 30th, GWL will be featured on the We Share a Common Thread website competing with two other non-profits. The process is easy; simply click on the Groundwork Lawrence box and submit your vote! Feel free to share this great contest on social media to encourage your friends to vote as well.

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Job Opportunity - Associate Development Director

Associate Development Director Position

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Development Director. The development department is responsible for raising approximately $1M from private and governmental sources. The Associate Development Director manages a robust cycle of foundation, corporate and government grants and identifies, researches, and pursues new funding opportunities for a growing and innovative non-profit in Lawrence.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas introduces bill to create urban green space

WASHINGTON, DC – October 7, 2015 – Congresswoman Niki Tsongas today introduced new legislation to help urban communities turn blighted environments into public parks or other usable green spaces, while creating jobs in communities with elevated unemployment.

The Groundwork USA Trust Act was developed in consultation with the nonprofit group Groundwork Lawrence and would create a dedicated federal funding stream to ensure support for the twenty existing Groundwork programs nationwide, enabling other cities to launch similar initiatives.

Helping hands: Spicket River Cleanup

By Garrin Marchetti gmarchetti@eagletribune.com

LAWRENCE — Juana Lopez, 15, could not think of better way she would have wanted to spend her Saturday.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior visits Minute Man National Park at Rep. Tsongas invitation

Joins Tsongas for her 9th Annual River Day

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Sec. Jewell addresses students at Minute Man NHP; seated (L to R) Rep. Niki Tsongas, Nancy Nelson, Heather McMann, Anna West Winter, Alison Field-Juma

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