LCW continues community supports, thanks to Bank of America grant

To further Lawrence CommunityWorks’ (LCW) support of Lawrence residents with financialempowerment training programs, Bank of America graciously awarded a grant to the nonprofitso it can continue its work with residents’ and families’ goals of financial security,homeownership and building a secure future. “LCW’s continuing work in civic engagement and financial empowerment has never been morecritical,” says…

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Reading Cooperative Bank is coming to Lawrence!

Reading Cooperative Bank is about to celebrate the grand opening of the bank’s first branch in the city, located at one of Lawrence’s busiest intersections, right in the center of the historic mill district that made Lawrence famous as a center of industry 180 years ago. Find out more information in full article here! You…

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LCW 2023 Board Nominations

We are now accepting board member nominations to join the LCW Board of Directors in 2023. Board elections take place at our Annual Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th at 10:00AM. Nominations will close on October 27th at 5pm. Completed nomination forms should be emailed to Jcruz@lawrencecommunityworks.org, or returned in person to LCW’s…

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Lawrence CommunityWorks Builds Up and Breaks Ground

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) hosted a ribbon cutting for Island Parkside Phase I and a groundbreaking for Island Parkside Phase II on Tuesday, July 18, in front of a standing-room-only crowd of local and state officials, SquashBusters, city residents, donors,supporters, LCW Board members and staff, families and friends who rallied around such asignificant project for equitable…

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Lawrence CommunityWorks recognized as a Safe and Affordable Housing Leader

Lawrence, Mass. – Lawrence Community Works (LCW), the mission-driven communitydevelopment building corporation in the City of Lawrence, is proud to have beenrecognized as a Safe and Affordable Housing Leader by the Eastern Bank Foundation (EBF),which honored Executive Director Jessica Andors at their 2023 Community AdvocacyAwards & Roundtable event on May 16.LCW was one of 12…

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WGBH New Life for Old Mills

Lawrence CommunityWorks and Groundwork Lawrence in discussion on Mill Housing and the value of affordable housing. How redevelopment of old Mill buildings are a success story in Lawrence in addition to the challenges with converting unused mill buildings into residential spaces and making sure residential spaces are still affordable to those who live in these…

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Progress Through Urban Development

Lawrence CommunityWorks ED Jess Andors and Mass Development CEO Dan Rivera discuss the challenges and joys of urban redevelopment, reviewing Stanford University Law Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson’s book The Fight to Save the Town featuring a chapter on our beloved hometown and figuring out how to improve job security and wages in an era of backbreaking poverty for…

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CUMMINGS FOUNDATION JOINS OTHER LOCAL FUNDERS IN SUPPORT OF $20M DYEWORKS RENOVATION PROJECT

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation’s NEXT grant initiative supporting LCW’s $20M DyeWorks historic renovation project. At its completion, the DyeWorks will serve as a cornerstone of the neighborhood, offering critically needed access to healthy food, healthcare, high-quality services, and new, permanent, accessible jobs for Lawrence residents.

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