June 19, 2020

Dear Friends,

Today marks the celebration of Juneteenth , which commemorates June 19, 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Texas that famously stated, “In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”.

It has been 155 years since General Granger read the orders that ushered in the post-slavery era. However, Community Teamwork recognizes that although slavery ended in 1865, enslavement prevails today by means of systematic racism and the criminalization of the Black and African American community.

Today, we celebrate the independence of the Black community in the United States. Today, we celebrate Blackness, Black excellence, the Black Community’s strength and perseverance, and the achievements of Black individuals.

Please note, in order to commemorate, reflect and celebrate Juneteenth, Community Teamwork will be closing our offices at noon today.

Tomorrow and thereafter, we continue the fight for racial equity and inclusion in our community, with our community.

We wish you continued health and peace,
Remember, Community Teamwork is here to help in any way we can. If you or someone you knows needs assistance of any kind, Please contact us at the number and email below; 

Covid-19 Emergency Hotline 

Updates are frequently posted on our website:
Entrepreneurship Center @CTI
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad Entrepreneurs!

In the last weeks, the Entrepreneurship Center at Community Teamwork has been working on a campaign to #shoplocal , to invest in your community, to buy from a small business, to educate on the re-opening of businesses, and to help diminish the fear in consumers with safety measures. We are also producing some content in Spanish.

Please click the link to take a look at some local entrepreneurs that we are highlighting on our YoutubeChannel and check out our June Newsletter

Thank you our Annual Partners who help Community Teamwork fulfill our mission each and every day.

We appreciate their continued generosity.
Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Charitable Foundation

George and Carol Duncan
Steve Mallette/New England Medical Insurance Agency
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