Invest in GWL and Recover 50% of your Donation!

A new way to invest in GWL is the Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC). Established by the Mass. Legislature to spur more new and increased donations to community development corporations, the credit enables you to invest in GWL while receiving a substantial tax benefit - 50% tax credit against Massachusetts tax liability, refund, or payment.

How does the Community Investment Tax Credit Program work?
  • Simply make an increased donation of $1000 or more to GWL and we'll send you the link to process your tax credit
  • If you do not have sufficient tax liability, you will receive  a check from the state for the amount of your credit
  • Minimum investment is $1,000
  • Out of state filers are eligible
  • Donations qualify for the Federal Charitable Tax Deduction on the TOTAL donation
  • Everyone qualifies, including: individuals, donor advised funds, foundations, and corporate donations.
Questions? Please contact   Susan, 978-974-0770 ext.7007.
 
Donate here.  All gifts, no matter the size are appreciated.  Thank you in advance!
Green Streets Tree Program in Full Swing
 
Groundwork Lawrence's Green Streets Program has been reaching out to residents, businesses, and schools to expand the tree canopy, targeting specific neighborhoods in the cities of Lawrence and Haverhill. Over the next three years, the Green Streets program plans to plant 4,800 trees the cities of Lawrence and Haverhill. We have planted over 70 trees in Lawrence to date, including this one shown at John P. Kane Park. 

If you would like a tree at no cost to you, please feel free to contact Eddie or call 978-974-0770 Ext. 7013. 

Glow Gala 2016: Planting a Legacy
 
Have you purchased tickets yet for Glow Gala 2016? We are celebrating 15 years of changing places, changing lives, and we want you to celebrate with us!

On November 17th from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm on the fourth floor of the Everett Mill in Lawrence, join us for an evening of fun featuring auctions, Eco-Art, raffles, delicious food, and a presentation from our Green Team youth. Purchase tickets here!

Glow Gala is sponsored in part by lead sponsor, New Balance Foundation.

For any additional information about our gala, including sponsorships, please contact Susan Wojtas.

Enel Green Power North America partnered with GWL for "Green-Up Our Community" 
 
On Friday , October 14, GWL partnered with Enel Green Power North America for their annual "Green-Up our Community" Service Week. Sixty employees joined GWL staff to do service at the Urban Farm at Costello, along the Shawsheen River Corridor, and plant over 400 bulbs at the Breen School alongside Pre-k and kindergarten students.
Celebrate Food Day with us Oct. 26-29!

Celebrate Food Day with Groundwork Lawrence at one of our three markets either: Wednesday, Oct 26th; Friday, October 28th; or Saturday, October 29th. All markets run from 10-3 pm. Food tastings, face painting, entertainment and more! On Wednesday we will be celebrate food day by sharing a meal together, thanks to our partners at the Lawrence Senior Center. For more information on market locations and what will be happening, see here.

Our farmers market  is funded in part by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Bank of America Foundation, Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center . Also, thanks to the  Charles Pringle Foundation who has been supporting our cultural programming all season, and to the Cities of Lawrence and Methuen, and  Rumbo for their continued support.
Community Garden Build at Redeemer Lutheran Church on October 15!

On Saturday, October 15, GWL partnered with Redeemer Lutheran Church to build a  Community  Garden in the Prospect Hill neighborhood. Forty volunteers including church members, community residents, Green Team, and GWL staff began to build the garden beds.  A total of 15, 12x12 beds will be built.  This will be the 9th  community garden to be added to the garden network Read more about it in the Eagle Tribune.
Latin Cooking Class Graduation

The Latin Cooking class is a 5 week program in which  participants learned about what it means to eat healthy. Fourteen participants learned the food groups, assessed why it is important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables,  and discovered how they could create healthy meals with the correct proportions of those food groups. 
 
In the kitchen, participants learned how to turn their favorite  Latin  recipes into healthier versions, such as by using brown rice instead of white rice. A crowd favorite included making "bacalao,"  a codfish dish, with more vegetables, like the kabocha squash which can be sourced locally at farmers markets.

Beyond cooking in the kitchen, participants also  learned how to read food labels and shop for healthy nutritious food for their family on a budget through shopping tours.

Cooking classes are funded in part by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the USDA, the Doe Family Foundation. Also, thanks to Rumbo for their continued support.  
GWL and Green Team are back from the Grand Canyon!

Green Team members Jade and Paris recently attended the Groundwork USA Youth Summit with Education Program Director Stephanie Cross. Stephanie reflected, " Paris hiked to the bottom of the canyon and back in little over 6 hours. 'I have horse legs,' he said proudly on his return. Jade meanwhile was a star gazing expert and found the Delphinus constellation to be her favorite." Read more on our website

Check out our Calendar for upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities.