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We take an asset-based, holistic, and multi-generational approach to empowering families.
LCW's programs are designed BY and FOR Lawrence residents. Find what you need today.

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Strong People | Strong Place | Strong Systems: we strive to achieve positive change in the systems that impact our communities, with and for the people who live in Lawrence, grounded in the place itself.

“Lawrence CommunityWorks has a deep understanding of the community and as a result operates high-quality, responsive programs and projects that are meeting the needs of the community. It is viewed as a place of hope, unity, and collective power.”

The Myth That Made Us: Book Discussion

Lawrence Community Works (LCW), the community-centered development building corporation in the City of Lawrence, is proud to host author Jeff Fuhrer and his book, The Myth That Made Us (How False Beliefs About Racism and Meritocracy Broke Our Economy). The former Boston Federal Reserve Bank executive vice president argues in his book that systemic racism...

When Thursday October 19 12:00 pm Where Lawrence CommunityWorks
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence, MA
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$ 175 M invested by LCW and our members in Lawrence homes, neighborhoods, businesses, and education
600 + people placed in jobs since 2014
95 % of Movement City youth members graduate from high school