This December, Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum selected Groundwork Lawrence as one of five innovative, results-oriented organizations in Greater Boston to receive more than $115,000 in cash and capacity-building services from Root Cause and its partners! GWL was named the 2013 Healthy LifeStyles Social Innovator for promoting healthy behaviors in our community projects. At Groundwork, we are very grateful for the recognition, as well as the generous awards that come with it.
We want to let you know about a program we’re supporting called the Sandbox Entrepreneur Program. The goal of this program is to encourage as many people from the Merrimack Valley to share their ideas for products, businesses, and solutions to problems – and then help get those ideas closer to reality.
August 19th - 25th is Massachusetts Farmers Market week, so be sure to celebrate by visiting the two local Lawrence markets!
Stop by the Wednesday market August 22nd on Appleton Way between 9 am and 2 pm, or come by on Saturday the 25th at 216 Lawrence Street!
For more information about the Massachusetts Farmers Market Week, click here!
Be sure to stop by the Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 25th to enjoy the music of a folkloric Peruvian group! At 12 noon, Alfredo Vasquez, of local group, Alfredo & Son Del Sol, will perform the charming music of the Andes. Come by to pick up fresh, local produce and stay to watch the performance!
"Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. and Lawrence Senior Center will be hosting distribution of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program coupons on Wednesday, August 1st at 8:00am – 11:00am, located at 155 Haverhill Street, Lawrence. It will be first come, first serve for eligible seniors. Lawrence elder residents 60 are encouraged to attend the Lawrence distribution site.
GWL is seeking a Program Director to lead and grow a variety of education and community initiatives. The Program Director provides overall leadership, direction, development, management, and evaluation of GWL’s programs for youth, families, adults, and groups. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position plays a key leadership role both internally and externally and directly manages staff, outcomes, and collaborative efforts with local, state, and national partners.
Check out this report that features Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance's with Groundwork Lawrence's and Lawrence CommunityWorks' in partnership the city and N. Canal Coalition and how they are attempting to improve the Lawrence community through the Great Neighborhoods initiative!