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We're Hiring - AmeriCorps Positions!

LISC AmeriCorps Community Volunteer Coordinator: Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Groundwork Lawrence are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as Community Volunteer Coordinator from October 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014.

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:
• developing a GWL Volunteer Tracking System which tracks volunteer organization names and addresses, contact person's email and phone number, and service capacity information and service work of interest

We are Hiring - AmeriCorps Positions

Groundwork Lawrence will be hosting two MassLIFT AmeriCorps members - a Service Learning Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator.

The Community Engagement Coordinator at Groundwork Lawrence will assist GWL’s Project Director, who is responsible for managing the design and construction of open space and infrastructure improvements throughout Lawrence, including the Spicket River Greenway, Riverwalk Trail, the Shawsheen River Trail, the Manchester Lawrence Branch Rail Trail and community gardens.

John Raser Guest Post: A sensible transportation system would make exercising easier

by: John Raser

I’m a family doctor in Lawrence. Like my colleagues around this country, I spend much of my effort caring for people with obesity-related chronic illnesses: Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease. Partnering with patients to control these disorders is important and rewarding work, and I feel fortunate to be able to help. Yet I can’t shake the frustration of knowing all the pain, the disability, and the costs to individuals and to our economy related to these illnesses are almost entirely preventable.

MSGA Guest Blog Post: Funding Transportation

Please read on for a guest blog post by our partners at MSGA, the Massachesusetts Smart Growth Alliance:

Massachusetts is falling behind. While roads and bridges across the Commonwealth are falling apart and public transportation continues to deteriorate, other states are investing in a stronger economic future and better quality of life.Yesterday, Governor Patrick outlined the choices state legislators must grapple with to keep Massachusetts competitive.