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Lawrence Wins Culture of Health Prize

We are very pleased to report that our city of Lawrence, MA was one of the eight winners of the 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize celebrates the strides communities have made to ensure good health flourishes for all. Announced today at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, the Lawrence community will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its commitment to building a Culture of Health.

Lawrence is being recognized for leveraging its unique strengths and rallying community partners around a shared vision of health.

Job Opportunity - Associate Development Director

Associate Development Director Position

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the Development Director. The development department is responsible for raising approximately $1M from private and governmental sources. The Associate Development Director manages a robust cycle of foundation, corporate and government grants and identifies, researches, and pursues new funding opportunities for a growing and innovative non-profit in Lawrence.

FREE Bike Repair by BiciCocina at Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day!

If you bring or ride your bike to Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day, BiciCocina will tune it up for free! They will also be accepting bike donations! So, if you have bikes in your basements or garages that you'd like to put towards a good cause, come donate them! Check out BiciCocina on Facebook for more details: http://www.facebook.com/LawrenceBiciCocina.

Reflections on work with Groundwork Lawrence from Bank of America Student Leader, Liliana Almonte

Every year since 2004, Bank of America recognizes community minded high school juniors and seniors from across the country and gives them the opportunity to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on community work experience. As a selected participant of the 2013 Bank of America Student Leaders program, I was awarded an 8-week paid summer internship with a local nonprofit organization. Furthermore, I represented Massachusetts in a Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C. along with 4 other student leaders from the Boston area.