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2017 Community Circles – A Lowell School community engagement project. Through the Community Circles, we want to hear your hopes, opinions, needs, struggles, and any other feedback you may have about education in Lowell. Please come to listen to your neighbors and share your own experiences as a student and parent.

Hate Has No Home Here – the Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance (GLILA) created a local initiative to pass out “Hate Has No Home Here” signs, with translations of the phrase into other languages, but customized for Lowell’s prominent immigrants groups. You can request a sign, send in an order, donate to the production of more signs, and even print your own.

Community Orgs

Food and Food Security

Mill City Grows – To improve the physical health, economic independence, and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally grown food, and education.

Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Inc. (MVFB) – Our mission is to provide adequate nutrition and freedom from hunger.

Open Pantry of Greater Lowell – The mission of The Open Pantry is to relieve hunger in our community. We aim to connect people to a variety of filling, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate food as well as to other community resources; to advocate on behalf of those in need locally, statewide, and nationally; and to engage with others in building food security.

Housing and Durable Goods

Coalition for a Better Acre – As a community development corporation (CDC), CBA is a professional, not-for-profit organization providing economic development, real estate development, and resident empowerment to promote and support our community and region.

Community Teamwork, Inc. – CTI is committed to “strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education and economic opportunities.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works without discrimination to strengthen families and communities by building and renovating simple, decent, safe, energy efficient, and affordable homes.

House of Hope – The House of Hope, a temporary shelter, provides advocacy and care for homeless families.

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership – The mission of the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership is to promote responsible and sustainable home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income earners by producing comprehensive training and counseling as well as promoting the use of special mortgage products and down payment assistance programs.

The Wish Project – The mission of The Wish Project is to provide people in need in the Merrimack Valley with basic furniture, home and baby goods, primarily through reusing and recycling. By providing basic goods to people in crisis, we help end needless suffering in the short term, while helping to end homelessness in the long term.

Education and Children

Acre Family Child Care – Acre Family Child Care provides a pathway for women to achieve economic independence by operating high quality child care businesses in their homes.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell – To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through dedicated staff and innovative programs, provided in a safe environment.

Girls Inc. Lowell – A pro-girl and girls-only environment that is physically, socially, and emotionally safe and confirms that girls can succeed and deserve to be taken seriously for the persons they are now and the women they will become.

Community Services

Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) of Greater Lowell – The CMAA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic, and social programs.

Lowell Association for the Blind – LAB’s mission is to support, educate, and nurture the blind and visually impaired residents of the Greater Merrimack Valley by helping them enrich their lives and gain independence.

Lowell Community Health Center – Our mission is to provide caring, quality and culturally competent health services to the people of Greater Lowell, regardless of financial status; to reduce health disparities and enhance the health of the Greater Lowell community; and to empower each individual to maximize overall wellbeing.

Lowell House, Inc. – Lowell House, Inc., incorporated in 1971, began as a twelve (12) bed residential treatment program in response to the needs of middle aged, male, recovering alcoholics. The Recovery Home continues to operate an eighteen (18) bed program on Appleton Street in Lowell.


NonProfit Alliance (NPA) of Greater Lowell – The mission of the NPA is to build collaboration that strengthens the influence and impact of community-based organizations through sharing resources and advancing excellence in administration.

Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) – Public Access TV (Channels 8, 95, 99) and Media Center. LTC fosters open access to information and communication technologies for the distribution of free ideas, community development and personal empowerment.

Made In Lowell – We highlight the strengths of Lowell, celebrate our community, and help Lowellians shape the future of Lowell. We cultivate a network of relationships to make our community function more effectively.

Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance – The Greater Lowell Interfaith Leadership Alliance (GLILA) is open to and welcomes leaders from diverse faiths within the Greater Lowell area.