Girls Incorporated Community Summit

Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated of Lynn invites you to attend the Community Summit at North Shore Community College on October 7th from 6PM to 8PM. Girls Inc. strongly encourages youth and families to attend and participate in a discussion focused on contemporary sociological concerns related to Lynn residents. The goal of the Summit is to have an exchange of ideas that will generate more resources for key areas in Lynn: public safety, housing and economic development and youth opportunities. Congressman Tierney will be the keynote speaker. Prior to the Summit, three focus groups hosted by the Lynn Housing And Neighborhood Development and Lynn Community Health Center will be conducted to generate ideas that will be brought forward at the Summit. For more information please contact Pat Driscoll at



Minuteman Senior Services Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Courtesy of Minuteman Senior Services the Elliot Steger Jazz Quartet is playing a concert to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter. Tickets are available at The Minor Chord for $20. This exciting event will happen on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at the Performing Arts Center in Concord, MA. Entertainment will begin at 8PM. For further inquiries please contact Nancy Crowley at 978-402-0088 or online at

Volunteer Poll Workers Needed

MassVOTE is recruiting volunteers to be poll workers.On Election Day, several thousand neighbors across our state will take the day to make sure every voter is welcomed at the polls and that our elections are free and fair. It is hard work, but it is also a great way to meet your neighbors, and most communities offer a small stipend for your service. Please join MassVOTE on September 17, 2008 for Decision 08'. If you are interested in being a pollworker, contact Luisa Peña at

Volunteers Needed for Minuteman Senior Services

Health Benefits University and Minuteman Senior Services is providing a training for volunteers interested in senior care. The agencies will be conducted the trainings on either of the following dates, September 22 or September 29. Come learn some new skills, earn your continuing education credits (CEUs), and get re-energized about the great work that you do with elders and their caregivers. Pre-registration for the following sessions is required by September 15, 2008. Please beware that seating is limited. Participants completing this program will be able to understand: Medicare A, B, C, and D, Community MassHealth Programs and eligibility criterion, Long Term Care Medicaid and the application process,Long Term Care Insurance, and this program offers 4 CEUs for Social Workers. To learn more about this training please visit

Lynn Arts Coffee House and Open Mic

LynnArts Central Square Coffeehouse and Open Mic at Rantoul Vault Theatre welcomes you to participate in the open mic performances happening every third Sunday of each month. LynnArts is located at 25 Exchange Street in Lynn. Join in for exciting featured artist, followed by open mic performers. Admission is five dollars, however if you sign up for open mic, admission is free. Also, Bring your appetite for Coffee, Tea and snacks. For more information please call 781-598-5244.

Ford School Garden Ceremony

Congratulations goes out to the Highlands Coalition and the Ford Community School, which officially dedicated the new International Children’s Garden at Ford School on Monday.  Students will have the opportunity to grow plants in the garden to learn about plants and healthy eating, and the garden will also serve as a great resource for the surrounding neighborhoods.  SCI Lynn was pleased to support the effort as part of the Neighborhood Leadership Awards program.  Many Lynn notables were on hand for the event including Mayor Chip Clancy, Superintendent of Schools Nick Kostan and School Committee member Maria Carrasco, joining project organizer David Gass and Principal Claire Crane.  More on the event in the Lynn Item here:” 

Volunteers needed for Park Restoration

Once again, Part of the Solution of Girls Inc. is partnering with Straight Ahead, and the Lynn Department for Public Works to improve the Strawberry Avenue park. Volunteers are needed to paint over the graffiti, mount poles for the Volleyball net, and re-paint the Basketball court. The park restoration is made possible by the Essex County Community Organization (ECCO). The City of Lynn strongly encourages each Lynn  resident to participate on Tuesday August 12th at 3PM. For more information about volunteering please contact Antonio at 617-792-3867.

Project Bread

For the past several months, Project Bread has continued to work with many local partners to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Lynn. Many parents do not know that their children can access free meals in different Lynn neighborhoods during the summer.

The Lynn SFSP operates at several locations, around lunch time, all summer long. Anyone under age 18 can receive a meal while school is out, no registration or identification is necessary, and many of the sites have fun activities as well! To find Project Bread locations please visit or call 1-800-645-8333.

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