Economic stability depends on the capacity of an individual or family to build assets: a home, a business, higher education and training, and supportive networks. These assets are a foundation for local economic progress, but too many families in our
As an organization we are striving to build an environment that maximizes the ability of people to establish and nurture connections that are mutually beneficial;and to eliminate barriers and fear to engage in public life. Within this context the role of the
MC Mondays are reserved for our Teen Internship Program and will feature leadership and academic enrichment opportunities for teen members currently enrolled in an internship or active as part of the Movement Squad team. For more information regarding this
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” – Chinese Proverb Lawrence is a beautiful city, striking in the shear weight and heft of its 19th century mill buildings and dense tenement neighborhoods. The City was built for another
Denise L. Perrault
Denise was born in Methuen, but has been a resident of Lawrence for many years, and has many ties not only in Lawrence, but in the Merrimack Valley. Her parents were both born in Lawrence. There were many obstacles in her life as a teen, but she obtained her GED while raising her daughter Melanie. Shortly thereafter, Denise enrolled at Northern Essex Community College in the Medical Executive Associates Degree program. In 2000, she decided to go back to Northern Essex Community College and enrolled in the Liberal Arts Legal Option program. In 2006, she transferred to the University of Massachusetts Boston in the College of Public and Community Service, Legal Option (CPCS) degree program and will be graduating in May 29, 2015
Denise became involved with Lawrence CommunityWorks when she met Spencer in 2007 and started working on the “Yes We Will” campaign registering people to vote in Lawrence. Since then, she has been a volunteer and activist with LCW taking many leadership courses. She has also attended many events across the state and constantly brings up the positives of our city and all the wonderful leaders that work very hard to “Make Lawrence Better” and how Lawrence CommunityWorks has contributed to helping families move forward. Her intent is to continue volunteering, bringing new members to LCW and Movement City, and to remain involved and engaged in the community of Lawrence and with stakeholders and elected officials to “Make Lawrence Better”.
Born and raised in Venezuela with Dominican parents, Rosa came to live to the U.S. in her teens. After living in Lawrence for 10 years and working closely with the community at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Rosa moved to Florida where she was involved in working with the underprivileged Spanish population. She became a spokesperson for the Healthy Start Coalition of South West Florida, promoting health and safety on local TV programs. Rosa has a long history of participating in numerous charitable programs, fundraisers, and non-profit organizations such as the United Way, and has worked closely with the local health department. She returned to Lawrence after 11 years and has re-integrated herself into the city. In December 2011 Rosa was sworn in as a Committee Member of Semana Hispana (Hispanic Week), an event with 34 years of tradition that celebrates Lawrence’s Latino heritage and culture.
Rosa sees LCW as one of the most solid and finest organizations in our community. In her own words, “LCW is an excellent recipe for what the community of Lawrence needs” and I want to be part of all the positive things that LCW does. Rosa has a Bachelors degree in Health Science from Hodges University and graduated from the Greater Lowell Vocational School in Tyngsboro, MA, as a Registered Medical Assistant.
Ana joined the board in 2001 and served as Board Vice President and Board President from 2002-2006. Ana is long time Lawrence resident and activist and works as a Social Worker at the Mass Department of Mental Health. She has been instrumental over the years in supporting and advancing the development of the Lawrence Public Library, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, and Cambridge College and was part of the Right Question Project at its inception. She also serves on the District B Democratic Committee. At LCW she has been instrumental in the Executive Committee and the Real Estate Development Committee.
The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program was launched in December 2007 with funds appropriated by Congress to address the nationwide foreclosure crisis by dramatically increasing the availability of housing counseling for families at risk of foreclosure. See this foreclosure mitigation video.
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A few of our FABULOUS raffle items available at the Annual Meeting on Friday, April 17th 5:30-9:30PM A Keurig 2.0 Brewing System! Enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more prepared with a push of a button. The Keurig 2.0 features a