Congratulations to Yesenia Melo, owner and chef of Jessy's Clean Meals on the soft-launch of her new brick-and-mortar venture, Jessy's Place Cafe!

📍 You might recognize this business from our Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK)! Now, located on the first floor of 60 Island Street, the café is now neighbors to the likes of the Essex Art Center and many others on Island Street!

Congratulations to Victor Betances and the team of La Grekka Cafe Art & Lounge on their Grand Opening! Stop in for some coffee and pastries Sunday through Friday, 7AM-7PM!

📍 You can find them at 203 Essex Street in Lawrence, where they are now just a short walk from Terra Luna Cafe and The Vault Function Hall!

Congratulations to Wendy & Jose Estrella on their Grand Opening of The Vault Function Hall! Keep an eye out for updates on when the space will become available for your events!

📍 You can find the Hall at 238 Essex Street in Lawrence, where they are now just a short walk from El Taller/Cafe Azteca and Casabe Delicatessen!

Orchard Street Green Homeownership Ground Breaking

Lawrence CommunityWorks will be celebrating the groundbreaking of a new endeavor: the Orchard Street Green Homeownership Project. Please join them in this exciting moment next week!

Event: Monday, Sep. 18 @ 2pm

60 Island Street, Lawrence, MA

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Jessy's Place Grand Opening

Please join Jessy's Place for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and the grand opening of their new brick-and-mortar location. Kindly RSVP by September 15th to secure your attendance at the event on September 18th.

Event: Monday, Sep. 18 @ 4:30pm

168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA


AgeSpan Making an Impact

Meals on Wheels drivers deliver meals and conduct wellness checks for eligible adults through agencies like AgeSpan across Massachusetts. Thanks to the quick thinking and action of a Meals on Wheels driver, June, a LifeSpan client, is alive and can continue to enjoy life's simple pleasures. We extend our gratitude to Joan Hatem-Roy, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of AgeSpan, for sharing this story!

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Grant Opportunities

Northern Essex Community College - Grant-Funded Pathway Courses

Professional Opportunities

Fenway CDC is hiring:

Lawrence CommunityWorks is hiring:

Mass. Assoc. of Community Development Corporations is hiring:

AgeSpan is hiring:

UTEC is hiring:

Additional Opportunities

D.R.E.A.M DAY: A Women & Mindset Empowerment Conference

This experience will feature motivational panels and exercises in key areas of personal and professional development. This event is tailored for women entrepreneurs, creators, and leaders.

The opportunities on the table:

  • Panel Facilitators and speakers in areas of mindset development, creative + project planning, goal setting, personal balance, mind mapping and personal empowerment
  • Meditation/Wellness/Breathwork Sessions
  • Goodie Bag Marketing
  • Event Sponsors + Admission Sponsors

Event: October 21 @ Studio Bold

Partnership Info Sessions: August 31 (6-7pm); September 6 (6-7pm)

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