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.
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.
Joins Tsongas for her 9th Annual River Day
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
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:00 am - By Terry Date firstname.lastname@example.org
LAWRENCE — At the spring gathering of the Essex National Heritage Commission at the Everett Mills, 150 guests celebrate the region’s strong sense of place and the award-winning projects that enhance that dynamic.
Daylight streamed through tall windows at the Thursday morning event and brightened the sturdy hardwood floor that factory workers once trod. The long, wide room with a high ceiling smelled of brick and wood and looked spacious enough for a basketball game.
|The Groundwork Lawrence Green Team is a year-round program that offers part-time, paid positions for 40 Lawrence high school aged students each year to help learn about and lead local environmental and healthy community initiatives, grow food, conduct research, raise awareness, challenge their peers to do community service, and participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence. The program is intended to promote the protection and restoration of Lawrence’s critical ecological systems, natural resources, and public health by engaging teens in advocacy and service-learning efforts focused on the community's parks, gardens, waterways, and vacant open spaces. The Green Team program has dual goals - to prepare Lawrence’s youth for a lifetime of environmental and healthy community leadership, and to invest in our community’s future and capacity to improve its physical environment.|
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:15 am | By Keith Eddings email@example.com
LAWRENCE – U.S. Rep Niki Tsongas and Mayor Daniel Rivera on Friday joined a top federal environmental official at abandoned rail bed beside a boarded-up factory to announce an effort to rebuild the crumbling industrial corridor along the rail.
Every June, GWL hosts the Kite Festival attracting Lawrence residents of all ages! We have since partnered with other great community agencies for what is now known as the SALSA Fiesta! This family-friendly event has free food, music, games, trolley rides, a fun obstacle course, yoga, zumba and of course kite making.
For more information on the event or how to sponsor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Thank you to SALSA 2018 Sponsors:
Community Health Efforts Recognized as Lawrence Advances in Prize Selection Process
LAWRENCE, MA (February 19, 2015)—The good news just keeps coming for Lawrence, which was chosen today as a finalist for the third annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize. As a finalist, Lawrence is one step further to the RWJF Culture of Health Prize which honors only a handful of communities from across the nation whose efforts illustrate an enduring commitment toward building a Culture of Health for all residents.
Selected from more than 340 communities across the country, Lawrence joins just 14 other finalist communities and only one other community from Massachusetts, Everett. The 10 winners will be announced this fall, with a site visit to Lawrence planned for the spring
“Lawrence, MA is excited to have advanced as a RWJF Culture of Health Prize finalist community,” said Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera. “We’ve recognized for years that health is about so much more than treating illness. It’s about making sure that everyone has access to the services they need, to safe and affordable housing, to education and to employment, and that’s what drives our commitment to creating a Culture of Health. We can’t wait to showcase Lawrence during the upcoming Robert Wood Johnson site visit.”