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An American Dream

An American Dream

September 3, 2018

Juan Franklin Trinidad walked into the immigration office at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc looking for help to become a U.S. citizen. GLCAC’s immigration specialist guide him through the lengthy and complicated process, and the agency helped reunite Franklin with his four children from the Dominican Republic. GLCAC offers free immigration services to qualifying fa

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Daniela’s Story: Affordable Preschool Key to Success

Daniela’s Story: Affordable Preschool Key to Success

August 17, 2018

Daniela Chavez-Hernandez was 16 when she emigrated from her home country of Mexico with her mother and three sisters, not knowing a word of English. Her father had died in an accident on her first birthday. Daniela spent seven years earning an associate’s degree, graduating with honors at Northern Essex Community College in 2017. Through perseverance, hard work and assistance from orga

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GLCAC’s Head Start Enrolling Now for the Fall

Head Start Now Enrolling For Fall

July 26, 2018

LAWRENCE - The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is accepting Head Start students for the 2018-19 school year. The program serves children ages 15 months – 5 years old from Lawrence, Methuen, Andover and North Andover. Head Start is one of three preschool options offered by the GLCAC that give parents affordable childcare so they can work or complete their education. GLC

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GLCAC Parent Recovery Program

July 26, 2018

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has received a $37,303 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to fund the first year of a speciailzed program for young parents who are in recovery from substance use. The “Parenting Through Recovery’’ program will promote ongoing recovery and maintenance of sobriety, while increasing parenting skills. &l

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6th Annual Community Resource Fair Aug. 15 at Campagnone Park

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR 2018

July 15, 2018

LAWRENCE – When individuals and families face challenges, they may not realize help is available if they know where to turn. With a goal of connecting Greater Lawrence residents with a wide variety of service providers, the 6th Annual Community Resource Fair is planned for August 15th. Sponsored by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., the Community Resource Fair featu

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GLCAC Free Lunch Program Methuen

Free Lunch

June 25, 2018

GLCAC Hosts Free Summer Lunch Program in Methuen METHUEN – The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. is offering free lunch to children and teens in Methuen this summer so all students continue to eat healthy meals while school is out of session. All children 18 and under, regardless of income, can show up at GLCAC’s Head Start program, 24 Gill Ave. in Methuen,

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Child Poverty Funds Cut by More than Half

Child Poverty Funds Cut by More than Half

June 5, 2018

Lawrence, Mass. —June 5, 2018— Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called &q

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GLCAC to Honor Helen Ann Knepper and National Grid

GLCAC to Honor Helen Ann Knepper

April 19, 2018

Helen Ann Knepper, a retired pediatric nurse, and National Grid, will be honored by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. as the 2018 Heroes in Action. Knepper, a former GLCAC board member, and the utility company, will be honored at the agency’s fundraising gala on Friday, April 27 at DiBurro’s Function Facility in Haverhill. Knepper, an Andover residen

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Merrimack Valley YMCA’s Catherine Flynn to be Honored

Merrimack Valley YMCA’s Catherine Flynn to be Honored

March 21, 2018

Catherine Flynn, the executive director of child care services at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, will be honored at the 5th Annual Children’s Champion Award Ceremony April 4 at the Methuen YMCA. The Children’s Champion Award is given out annually by a coalition of Merrimack Valley non-profit organizations to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution locally in

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GLCAC Kicks Off Tax Filing Program

GLCAC Kicks Off Tax Filing Program

January 26, 2018

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council on Friday, Jan. 26th, joined state Revenue Commissioner Christopher Harding and State Representative Diana DiZoglio of Methuen in kicking off this year’s tax season by launching the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). VITA is administered by Community Acti

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Give Thanks To Our Family Advocates

Give Thanks

November 21, 2017

Our amazing Family Advocates work to help families overcome problems like homelessness and unemployment. We are so thankful for their dedication to the clients we serve. Read more about two of our amazing Family Advocates, Martha and Barbara, and the work they do to help others on the road to success.

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A Clean Start

A Clean Start

November 3, 2017

After bouncing in and out of a homeless shelter, Isaac was determined to improve his situation. He took the initiative to find an apartment he could afford on his monthly budget but did not have enough to pay the deposit. Isaac came to GLCAC’s Community Service Center for help. The staff at our Community Service Center are ready to help clients with referrals for many different services

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