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Lawrence

Comcast Cares Day 2014

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Join Groundwork Lawrence Green Team, Comcast, and the City of Lawrence Mayor's Health Task Force and many more partners to clean up and complete beautification projects across Lawrence. Earth Day brings together hundreds of volunteers dedicated to making a positive impact on the community by planting trees, transforming vacant lots, building community gardens, and generally cleaning up the city. 

This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th from 8 am until 1 pm at the Campagnone North Common (across from City Hall) located at 200 Common Street in Lawrence. For more information about volunteering, contact Rosa at rpina@groundworklawrence.org or by phone at 978-974-0770 x7001. For corporate teams, contact Amanda at 978-974-0770 x7007. 

Merrimack Valley Sandbox Pitch Contest

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Do you have a consumer retail or consumer product idea? As a consumer retailer you may see yourself owning your own store front, online store, or a mobile store. Creating a consumer product you may have an idea for a device that tracks wear on running shoes or is a tasty new product! Merrimack Valley Sandbox wants to help make your idea happen. 

Merrimack Valley Sandbox helps boost the economic and social well being of greater Lowell and Lawrence by advancing entrepreneurship and innovation. The deadline to apply for the Consumers Idea Pitch Contest is Tuesday February 4th at midnight. The event will take place on Tuesday, February 18th. You will be given the opportunity to share you idea with other innovators and receive feedback from the industry pros and experts.  For more information, email Lianna Kushi at lianna@mvsandbox.org

Become a Stand & Deliver Mentor

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Stand and Deliver MCAS Mentoring is a one-on-one mentoring program founded to help students in Lawrence, Massachusetts pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Exam required for high school graduation in the state. Over the past 9 years, over 800 people have been Stand and Deliver mentors and over 95% of them never taught school or been a part of a formal mentoring program. 

Benefits of Becoming a Stand & Deliver Mentor

  • Help a deserving student pass the MCAS Exam and making a high school diploma possible.
  • Making a new, in some cases lifelong friend.
  • Learn about a new culture.
  • Playing a part in the emergence of New Lawrence.
  • Expanding a child's horizon to include college and helping prepare for college.
  • Make fun moments and events.
  • The satisfaction that comes with making a difference in the life of a child.

For more information on how you can help make a difference in Lawrence, contact Program Director John Korba at jkorba@lawrence.k12.ma.us or 978-975-5905 x384. 

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