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Merrimack Valley General Fund Recent Grants

Painting of a Lawrence mill by an Essex Art Center student
Merrimack Valley General Fund Recent Grants

Fall 2014 Grant Awards

Lazarus House, Inc.

Opening Doors Out of Poverty through Food, Shelter, and Education

COMPASS for kids

COMPASS for homeless families Community Collaborative Lawrence

Elevated Thought Foundation Inc.

Creative. Community. Change. (C3)

Food for the world

Feeding The Hungry

Essex Art Center

After School Art Programs

Merrimack Valley YMCA

Adelante Education Center

Playworks Education Energized

Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program

Bread and Roses

Continuation of Service to Merrimack Valley

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Science based enrichment that promotes learning

Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc.

Mommy and Me

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

Academic Success Initiative

GLCAC, Inc.

GLCAC, Inc. Services Shuttle Pilot Program (SSPP) for Shelter Families

YMCA of the North Shore

Afterschool Bricklabs to promote STEM Education

Blessed Stephen Bellesini, OSA Academy, Inc.

Bellesini Lacrosse Program

Neighbors In Need

Neighbors In Need Food Pantries

Children's Friend and Family Services

Youth Mentoring Program- Match Support

Family Service, Inc.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc.

Beginner ESL Classes-Lawrence Family Dev. & Ed. Fund -Quintana Family Center

Groundwork Lawrence

GWL Share-A-Share Fund

Raising A Reader MA

Raising A Reader Lawrence

Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School

Corporate Work Study Program

Bread & Roses Housing

Family Advocacy & Support Program

Fall 2013 Grant Awards

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley
Beyond Soccer
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill
Bread and Roses Inc.
Food for the World
Groundwork Lawrence
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
Lawrence Community Works
Lawrence History Center/Immigrant City Archives
Lazarus House Ministries
Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps
Methuen Arlington Neighborhood
Neighbors in Need
Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School
Pregnancy Care Center of the Merrimack Valley
Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill
Salvation Army - Haverhill
Up With Music
YMCA Merrimack Valley
YWCA Newburyport


Fall 2012 Grant Awards

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley

To support the Family Literacy Program.

Beyond Soccer

To support on and off the field enrichment including during school Futsal and mentoring program through the Lawrence Public School System.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill

To support Project Learn: The Educational Enhancement Program.

Bread and Roses Inc.

Operating support to help provide well-balanced nutritious evening meals to hungry people in the community.

Food for the World

Operating support for food distribution program.

Groundwork Lawrence

To support the Growing Schoolyard Gardening program with the Lawrence Public Schools including curriculum development and a Train the Trainer professional devleopment program.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

To support the COVE program (Children Overcoming Violence Empowerment) which in FY13 will help 125 children recover from trauma and emotional harm caused by family violence.

Lawrence Community Works, Inc.

To support the Movement City enrichment program offered to youth (ages 10-13).

Lawrence History Center/Immigrant City Archives

To support the archivist in processing the Alice Winifred O'Connor Collection, including diaries and photographs of this important immigration reformer.

Lazarus House Ministries, Inc.

To support food, shelter, and education programs.

Merrimack Valley Community Service Corps

To create community service projects at food pantries and shelters.

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.

To support the Safe Haven After School Homework Center.

Neighbors in Need

To support van costs, program supplies and food distribution staff salaries.

Notre Dame Christo Rey High School

To support the Early College Pilot Program which provides college level courses to Notre Dame students which will give them an opportunity to acquire college credits. 

Pregnancy Care Center of the Merrimack Valley Inc.

To support the Mother/Child Food & Clothing Program.

Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill, Inc

To support building and repair projects.

Salvation Army - Haverhill

To support the Bridging the Gap director position, who serves as instructor, mentor and tutor to at-risk, first-time, juvenile offenders.

Up With Music, Inc.

To support a violin teaching and performance program that serves nearly 100 disadvantaged children from Lawrence.

YMCA Merrimack Valley

To support the Adelante Education Center, an after-school enrichment program which helps students be prepared for and be accepted at tuition based high schools.

YWCA Newburyport Children's Center

To provide affordable child care for parents with infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. 

 

Fall 2011 Grant Awards

Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.

To fund 15 scholarships and 5 paid intern positions for the Theater's acting classes and workshops.

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley

To support the Family Literacy Program which includes the preschool and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

To support three workshops and a Writer Leader Training Program during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Bread & Roses Housing

To fund the expansion of the Family Advocacy and Support Program.

Bread & Roses

To provide evening meals and emergency food through the community food pantry.

Essex Art Center

To provide 84 scholarships for Lawrence students from Si Se Peude and Community Day Charter School to participate in afterschool art classes.

Family Service, Inc.

To enable the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program to recruit and train ten additional volunteers who will advocate on behalf of 25 additional children.

Food for the World

To support the general operations of the food pantry.

Lawrence Community Works, Inc.

To support the Movement City Youth Program.

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc.

To support the English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Education Programs.

Lawrence History Center

To support the development, design, and printing of materials to educate area students and citizens about the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 for the centennial celebration.

Lazarus House Ministries

To fund food purchases for the various food programs at the shelter.

Melmark New England

To support additional vocational training modules for special students with potential community jobs.

Merrimack Valley YMCA

To support the 2 after-school programs, Lawrence Music Clubhouse and Adelante's Prep Program.

Neighbors in Need

To support the food pantry.

Northeast Senior Health

To support a wide variety of activities, field trips and therapy to promote healthy socialization and stimulation among clients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Notre Dame High School

To support the College Counseling Program which includes college visits, computer software,books and materials.

Open Hearts Ministries

To expand the Open Hearts Ministries Outreach Program from the current three days to five days.

Opportunity Works / Greater Newburyport Opportunities

 To hire an Art Director and purchase art supplies for the Unleash the Creativity program.

YWCA of Haverhill

To purchase supplies and fund professional development for the Paint and Play after-school program.

Spring 2011 Grant Awards

Asian Center of Merrimack Valley

To support the Asian Center's family literacy program.

Blessed Stephen Bellesini, O.S.A. Academy

To support the Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader and STAR Reader software programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

To support the activities of the Learning Center, an afterschool homework program.

Esperanza Academy, Inc.

To suppport the arts education program at Esperanza Academy, held at the Essex Art Center.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center

To support the COVE program which provides safe, supportive interventions for children who have witnessed or been victims of violence.

Lawrence Catholic Academy

To support a new reading curriculum for Pre-K students.

Lawrence Community Works, Inc.

To support the 2011-2012 series of Open Mic events. 

Merrimack Valley YMCA - Lawrence Branch

To support the Lawrence Music Clubhouse. 

Notre Dame High School

To support the NDHS Community Service Program which provides 260 students with the opportunity for learning outside of the classroom. 

YWCA of Greater Lawrence

To support  Strong Voices, Safe Choices for 40 teen girls ages 12 to 20 who have been victims of sexual abuse, have become adolescent mothers or have been involved in YWCA violence prevention programming. 

Fall 2010 Grant Awards

Andover Chamber Music Series

To fund after-school music instruction to 60-80 children at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.

Firehouse Center for the Arts

To provide support for new Theater Arts programs for middle school students.

Food for the World

To provide nutritional food to families in need and present a series of seminars for a 100-250 individuals to teach healthy living.

Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program

To fund the Middle School Indoor Rowing League.

Lazarus House Ministries

To provide support for the job training/work preparation and life skills workshops for guests participating in the transitional housing program.

Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities

To provide baby necessities to low-income pregnant and parenting teens and young families, single parents, and families with disabled children.

Neighbors in Need

To provide support for food pantry operations.

Pregnancy Care Center of the Merrimack Valley Inc.

To support the Mother/Child Food & Clothing Program.

Strongest Link AIDS Services, Inc.

To fund prevention education in HIV/AIDS to youth and young adults.

 

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