"By making an investment in the city, he made an investment in me."

"By making an investment in the city, he made an investment in me." Green Team member Rosa makes memorable speech on 4/30.

Last Wednesday, one of our High School students on the Green Team, Rosa Diaz, had the opportunity to make a speech in front of a room of state and local leaders and introduce Governor Patrick. Her speech was mas magnificent and the energy in the room after her remarks was tangible. We are so proud of Rosa and all of our students on the Green Team and are continually impressed with the way they represent themselves, Lawrence, and Groundwork.

FREE Bike Repair by BiciCocina at Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day!

If you bring or ride your bike to Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day, BiciCocina will tune it up for free! They will also be accepting bike donations! So, if you have bikes in your basements or garages that you'd like to put towards a good cause, come donate them! Check out BiciCocina on Facebook for more details:

Groundwork is now accepting applications for Summer Green Team

Groundwork Lawrence is hiring for summer Green Team. High school aged Lawrence residents are encouraged to apply!

Click here for the application:

Summer Green Team

Governor Patrick to visit Lawrence on Wednesday, April 30!

We at GWL are excited to announce that Governor Deval Patrick will be coming to Lawrence this Wednesday. We hope you will join us in celebrating his Administration's investments in open space and parks in Lawrence and Massachusetts!

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Thank You to Everyone Who Made Whole Foods' Community Giving Day a Success!

We are so thankful to all of you who showed support for Groundwork Lawrence by getting some shopping done at Whole Foods Andover on Community Giving Day! As many of you know, Whole Foods Andover generously donated 5% of their net sales on March 19th to Groundwork Lawrence for a grand total of $4,257! This is a great example of how cross sector organizations can come together for change. From all of us at Groundwork Lawrence, a HUGE thank you to all you shoppers and Whole Foods Andover!

Next Step Living Home Energy Assesments

Next Step living is a Boston based organization committed to improving household energy efficiency by taking simple, manageable steps. Their initiatives include home energy assessments, weatherization work, solar panel information and installation and providing expert advice on other ways to reduce energy use, become more sustainable and even save some money!

Next Step Living has partnered with Groundwork Lawrence to give homeowners an even bigger incentive to get a home energy assessment. For every

GWL is hiring for Summer 2014!

GWL is hiring for various summer positions. Please click the links below to see full job descriptions.

Green Team Leader
Urban Adventures Lead Counselor
Urban Adventures Junior Counselor

Shop and Support: Whole Foods Community Giving Day

Flour, eggs, bread,donate to Groundwork Lawrence and milk. Wait, one of these things is not like the other! That is until you can get your grocery shopping done and support Groundwork Lawrence with no added effort. Whole Foods of Andover is providing that opportunity and making it easy to support a great local non-nonprofit. On March 19th, Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their net sales to Groundwork as part of their Community Giving Day! It's a great way to support the work in your community at no cost to you.

Environmental Technical Training Program


CONTACT: Heather McMann, (Cell): (978) 930-4961,

Free Job Training Program
Helps Turn Lawrence’s Environmental Challenges into Opportunities

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