WGBH New Life for Old Mills

WGBH features LCW and Groundwork Lawrence in discussion on Mill Housing and the value of affordable housing, in addition to the challenges with converting unused mill buildings into residential spaces. https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2023/05/11/once-abandoned-mills-are-now-home-to-thousands-of-massachusetts-residents

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Progress Through Urban Development

LCW Executive Director Jess Andors and Mass Development CEO Dan Rivera write about 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.

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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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2022 LCW Board Nominations

We are now accepting board member nominations to join the LCW Board of Directors in 2022. Board elections take place at our Annual Meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 5:00PM. Nominations will close on October 7th at 5pm. Completed nomination forms should be emailed to info@lawrencecommunityworks.org or returned in person to LCW’s Our House…

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LCW hosts City and State officials at Island Parkside to celebrate and promote state investments in the City

Mayor Brian A. DePena, Lt Gov Polito, Secretary Kennealy, and Legislators Announced their Support for the FORWARD Bill  Lawrence to Receive an Initial $3,150,420 Million for Projects Within the City    LAWRENCE, MA (June 29, 2022) –Mayor Brian A. DePena hosted a press conference in front of the Island Parkside project along with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of…

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Welcome to our new site!

We’re so glad you’re here. In order to tell our story, we had to have a platform worthy of our members and mission. Check it out and let us know what you think! While you’re here, make sure to sign up for our newsletter by entering your email below.

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