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Family and Medical Leave Survey

December 1, 2022

Do you make less than $35,000 and find it difficult to take time off work due to childbirth, sickness or injury? The Mass. Department of Family and Medical Leave wants to learn about your experience!

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New England Regional Job Fair

Regional Job Fair

November 10, 2022

The virtual New England Regional Job Fair will take place on November 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, on the Premier Virtual platform. This two-day, free event aims to connect jobseekers to employers across the six (6) New England states and features industry days in high-need industries like healthcare, education, hospitality, manufacturing/engineering, and other sectors. Jobseekers a

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DTA Requiring New PINs for Cardholders

DTA Requiring New PINs for Cardholders

November 9, 2022

Important news for SNAP cardholders: The Mass. Department of Transitional Assistance has announced it will be requiring cardholders who receive SNAP benefits in the Lawrence area to set a new PIN (personal identification number) to use their EBT card.

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GLCAC Named a Top Women-Led Business in Massachusetts

Globe Top 100

October 28, 2022

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. has been included in this year’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list created by The Women’s Edge and the Boston Globe. The Women’s Edge, formerly The Commonwealth Institute, and The Boston Globe, recognized the honorees during a celebratory breakfast event Friday, Oct. 28. The 100 organizations generated nearly

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Vax Clinics in November and December

October 26, 2022

GLCAC will host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in November and December. Vaccines are available for anyone ages 6 months and up. Everyone who gets vaccinated will receive a $75 gift card (while supplies last).

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead Poisoning Prevention

October 23, 2022

GLCAC Raising Awareness of Lead Poisoning & Prevention The Merrimack Valley Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will be highlighting National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by educating the public about the dangers of lead exposure in children. This year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week will run from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29. “Our goal is to raise awareness of lead poisoning

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SPARE the CHILD Part Three: From SPANKING to POSITIVE PARENTING

No Hit Zones Webinar

October 7, 2022

This interactive webinar will address the need and critical importance of ending corporal punishment and will highlight the successful implementation of a NO-HIT Zone at the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) in Lowell, MA.

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Free Vaccine Clinic

September 23, 2022

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics open to the public will be held every Wednesday, 3-7 p.m., through the end of October. Click here for dates and locations. The vaccine is free, no appointments are necessary, and gift cards will be given to individuals receiving their first or second vaccine dose (while supplies last).

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In the News

How Covid Showed Ways to End Poverty

September 20, 2022

Childhood poverty was cut nearly in half during the Covid pandemic due to expanded federal programs like the child tax credit, and stimulus payments, which also prevented some five million Americans from falling below the poverty line.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2022

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are spotlighting leaders who make valuable contributions to the Greater Lawrence Community.

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Finding the Way Forward in Essex County

Regional Forum: Finding the Way Forward in Essex County

September 14, 2022

There is still time to register! Join us for a regional forum, Finding the Way Forward in Essex County Toward Equity and Opportunity, on Sept. 19, 2022, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School.

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Thank You to Our Community Partners

2022 Resource Fair

August 24, 2022

We at Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc., would like to express our deepest appreciation for your participation in our 9th annual Community Resource Fair held on August 10, 2022. Our fair had astounding success, attracting the participation of hundreds of individuals and families who learned more about the vast services offered by our agency and the resources available through othe

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9th Annual Community Resource Fair Strengthens Community

Community Resource Fair

August 10, 2022

The 9th Annual Community Resource Fair hosted by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. drew hundreds to Campagnone Park in downtown Lawrence for family fun and introductions to community service providers. The Resource Fair connects families and individuals with helpful non-profit, government, and local service providers in Greater Lawrence. The event featured Ramon Salomon’s Cari

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9th Annual Community Resource Fair

Community Resource Fair

July 22, 2022

The 9thh Annual Community Resource Fair hosted by the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Campagnone Park, 200 Common St. in Lawrence.

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics June 30 and July 21

Free COVID-19 Clinics

June 23, 2022

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics will be held Thursday, June 30th and Thursday, July 21, from 1-7 p.m., at GLCAC, 305 Essex St., Lawrence.

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GLCAC Marks Opening of Affordable Housing Project

GLCAC Cuts Ribbon on New Housing

April 7, 2022

City and state officials, project partners, community members and GLCAC staff and leadership cut the ribbon on the redevelopment of 370 Essex Street and new construction at 376 Essex Street that includes 39 units of affordable housing.

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Telemundo: Inicia construcción de Centro de Cuidado Infantil en Lawrence

Nuevo Centro de Cuidado Infantil

March 8, 2022

Telemundo: "Un 90 % de los niños que asisten al centro son hispanos y los niños podrán disfrutar de las nuevas instalaciones en diciembre."

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$7.1M Builds New Child Care Center

New Child Care Center

March 2, 2022

GLCAC will use a tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment and Eastern Bank to build a new child care facility, expand enrollment and create jobs.

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