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Community Involvement

Lawrence Community Involvement

Have you considered partnering with Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence? We collaborate with residents and community organizations on various projects and initiatives and we would like to partner with you!
We offer:

In addition to the above, we are happy to collaborate on new initiatives or projects based on your needs. Contact us today to learn more.

Grant Resource Center (GRC)

Not-for-profits and individuals in the Merrimack Valley and beyond are invited to the Lawrence Campus Library to do their grant research on Associated Grant Makers grant funder database and The Foundation Center Directory Online Professional (FDO), TWO premier membership-only databases, for FREE! If you or your organization is looking for funds to further your mission, complete a project, or build capacity, come visit the GRC at 45 Franklin Street, Lawrence and access the AGM and  Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online databases to do your research to find grants!

Hispanic Cultural Enrichment

The Hispanic Cultural Enrichment Program promotes diversity, provides students with unique learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and builds relationships within the Merrimack Valley region. Through this program, the college partners with local community organizations to offer first-class cultural performances to enlighten the minds and enrich the lives of students and area residents. Highlights of the program include the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from September 15 through October 15, with historical exhibits and cultural performances which have included Latin jazz, Spanish guitar and flamenco dancing, poetry readings and modern dance.

Contact Gisela Nash, gnash@necc.mass.edu, (978) 738-7413

Lawrence organizations who partner with NECC

  • Bread and Roses Heritage Committee
  • Community Day Charter Public School
  • Diabetes Today Coalition
  • Groundwork Lawrence
  • Jericho Road Lawrence
  • Movement City After School Program
  • Lawrence Community Works
  • Lawrence Cultural Council
  • Lawrence High School
  • Lazarus House
  • Mayor’s Health Task Force
  • Lawrence Youth Task Force Team
  • The White Fund, Inc.
  • YWCA Domestic Violence Clothesline Project

Contact Us

Dawna M. Perez, PhD, Dean, dperez@necc.mass.edu, (978) 738-7605
Gisela Nash, Director, Title V/Student Success Programs, gnash@necc.mass.edu, (978) 738-7413
Karletty Medina, Career Coach/Success Programs, kmedina@necc.mass.edu (978) 738-7479