CTI accepting bids for Fleet Management, Preventive Maintenance & Repair of Agency Owned/Leased Vehicles

Community Teamwork, Inc., is now accepting bids for Fleet Management, Preventive Maintenance and Repair of Agency Owned/Leased Vehicles

All bids must be submitted by Wednesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Please contact Linda Ardis  at 978-654-5659 for exact specifications or Community Teamwork’s website at www.commteam.org.

Community Teamwork, Inc.

155 Merrimack St.

Lowell, Ma.01852.



Community Teamwork is now accepting Request for Proposals for General/Electrical Contractors to Install Stand-By Electrical Generators – not later than 7/10/18

Request For Proposals: Community Teamwork, Inc. of 155 Merrimack Street is seeking proposals for General / Electrical Contractor Services to provide the labor, materials and equipment to install stand-by electrical generators at its location at 52 Princeton Boulevard and 767 Merrimack Street in Lowell, MA. Interested contractors should contact Linda Ardis, Purchasing Manager, at 978-654-5659 or by e-mail to lardis@commteam.org to obtain additional information or to request a complete RFP package. Sealed bids are to be received by Linda Ardis at 155 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA, not later than July 10, 2018 at 11 AM

nathaly blanco
nathaly blanco

Our Secure Jobs Success Story was Chosen for National Fireman Report (March 2017)


“…as we all know personal stories/narratives of our families overcoming barriers and making the steps to truly become self-sufficient hold tremendous value in tangibly sharing how our efforts as an organization can truly change lives.” Sarah Moon, Case Manager, Secure Jobs

Nathaly Blanco. Nathaly entered the Secure Job program in January of this year. Upon entry into the program, The Secure job team immediately identified the key supports Nathaly needed to go forward. The SJ staff collaborated with Community Teamwork’s Housing department to support Nathaly into accessing stable housing via the New Horizons EA Program. Within a month of entering Secure Jobs, and the collaborative Secure Jobs and Re-housing action plans, Nathaly accessed TAFDC assistance for the first time and acquired childcare voucher s for her two sons. With Nathaly critical support’s in place, she clearly identified her employment plan and began her medical training as a nurse assistant. Nathaly performed outstanding in both her classroom efforts and in her external externship. Nathaly’s hard work and inherent fit as a nurse assistant resulted in her being the second member in secure job history to be offered a position from Life Care Center in Billerica where her clinical externship took place. Nathaly began her new job only one week after her training ended and she has not looked back since. Nathaly is working full time (40 hours) at Life Care Center in Billerica and is partaking in the Community Teamwork’s Financial Literacy Academy at night.


play, learn, grow together
play, learn, grow together

Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy

Community Teamwork, Lowell Public Schools, and Little Sprouts will be hosting a NEW Preschool program called the Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy located at 554 Pawtucket Street in Lowell. This preschool program has limited seats available and is open to children living in Lowell that are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and have not had an opportunity to attend any preschool program in the past.

The program began in the Fall of 2015.


Who is eligible for this FREE, full-day, full-year program?

If you have a child who is:

  • A resident of Lowell and will be 4 years old by September 1, 2016 (born between September 2, 2011 and September 1, 2012)
  • Your child has NOT attended a preschool/center based program, family childcare or Early Head Start/Head Start program

If you provide:

  • Proof of income/eligibility (refer to chart on back)


                        Registration Information:

                        Monday through Friday

                       8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                       Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Please bring the following documents to the

Lowell Public Schools Family Resource Center

151 Merrimack Street, Downtown Lowell:

For More Information Call:

Lowell Public Schools                  Community Teamwork                    Little Sprouts

978-674-4330                                      978-459-0551                                  877-977-7688

Lowell Collaborative Flyer Final (Spanish)

Lowell Collaborative Flyer (Khmer)

Lowell Collaborative Flyer (Portuguese)

Lowell Collaborative Flyer Final

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woman outside

Healthy Babies through Homebased Prenatal Care

iStock hands MediumFree Prenatal Services Offered through Our Early Head Start Home-Based Program

The Early Head Start program offers Home-Based services through home visits to expectant mothers, providing prenatal education and customized support. Our goal is to make this program more widely known among Community Teamwork employees and the clients we serve who may be eligible and interested. A large percentage of our currently enrolled families are also working with one or more Community Teamwork programs.

Here are some key highlights about the EHS Prenatal Home-Based program:

We help you prepare for your new baby. Our staff works with your family at every stage of your pregnancy and newborn experience.

You receive:

• Weekly contact and extended support by your own home visitor
• Prenatal and postpartum support to promote healthy outcomes
• Support with community resource collaboration and referrals
• Monthly socialization and parent workshop groups
• Access to a lending library of books and materials to prepare for the arrival of baby
• After delivery, babies can transition into our Home-Based Program and then receive priority consideration into our Head Start Program.

You learn:

• What to expect in your roles as new mothers and fathers
• Ensuring the health and safety of your developing child
• Facts on labor and delivery, postpartum recovery and maternal depression
• Benefits of breastfeeding
• Your child’s social, emotional and cognitive development
• New ways to understand and respond to your child’s behavior
• Positive parenting practices

This program is free for income-eligible families in the Greater Lowell area.

If you’d like to know more about this program or our Head Start Home-Based program, please contact Vanessa White-Duquette at 978-454-3790 or vwhite-duquette@comteam.org.

School Age Group of people
School Age Group of people

Going the Extra Distance Brings Basketball, Sportsmanship to Young Children

Fred Braun and Yari Cruz Awards scaledSchool Age Program’s Fred Braun Delivers Basketball to All Ages

Our School Age Site Coordinator, Fred Braun, made many children very happy this basketball season by going above and beyond to put in motion a basketball league for not only the older middle school-aged children, but the kindergartener’s as well at the McAullife School in Lowell, MA. Fred (shown center) was thanked and honored by our management team and his colleagues. The ceremony paid tribute to all of the successful work of School Age coordinators this past year with a special highlight on Fred’s contributions to creating opportunities for children of all ages. “Thanks to Fred, the McAullife children from kindergarten to age 13 were able to participate in a league of their own, ending the season with exciting tournaments enjoyed by the young players, and their teachers and family,” says Tanya Mead, School Age Director (3rd from left front). “In creating a league for all ages, Fred personally coached and actively participated in drills with the kindergarteners and first grade children,” adds Kim Balch, Assistant School Age Director (2nd from left front). And in his own words, Fred notes that, “The most important skill the children learned was sportsmanship.”

Shown celebrating a great year for the children and paying tribute to Fred Braun’s hard work and special contributions are, left to right and front to back, the following CTI employees: Ann Sirois, Kim Balch, Tanya Mead, Chris Bane, Yari Cruz, Colleen Hannigan, Jean Normandy, Bill Ma, Linda Aichiobocci, Chief Program Officer Michael Collins, Savee Bun, Mike Baccigalupo, Fred Braun and Executive Director Karen Frederick.

Free Citywide Family Resource Fair
Free Citywide Family Resource Fair

Free Citywide Family Resource Fair

Free Lowell Citywide Family Resource Fair for families with young children. Come learn about spring and summer learning and recreational opportunities for your children. Experience dance, martial arts, arts and crafts, and brain building activities.

April 9 6:00PM – 8:00PM — at E N Rogers School.

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heating bill

Fuel Assistance Funds Still Available

Fuel Assistance money continues to be available

Community Teamwork is still making appointments and taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (Fuel Assistance Program).

LIHEAP is funded by State and Federal Grant money from the Department of Housing and Community Development as an effort to help low income families pay their heating costs.  Due to the incredibly long, cold winter this season and the high cost of heating homes, the Federal and State government has recently released much needed additional funds.

Households that have not applied yet this year are encouraged to apply.  Households that have submitted their applications already will continue to be processed and notified of their benefit amount.

For questions about the program or outreach site locations, please click here.

SuitAbility Fashion Show Spring
SuitAbility Fashion Show Spring

Seeking Moms & Daughters for “Dynamic Duo” Fashion Show

Save the Date! Saturday, April 26, 2014, noon-4pm. SuitAbility presents a Mother & Daughter “Dynamic Duo” Fashion Show Competition at Mount Pleasant Country Club , Lowell, MA. Contact Kathy Hayes to register your dynamic duo at khayes@comteam.org or call 978-934-8898.

Take Action to Fund Homeless Families

Dear friend,

Join Community Teamwork and the Massachusetts Commission for the Homeless to take action online to support increased, critical funding for the Emergency Assistance and RAFT programs, which serve children and families experiencing homelessness.

During the coldest time of the year, we cannot afford to ignore the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. Your active support can make the difference for families in our community and across Massachusetts. Just in the Merrijmack Valley we have learned that over 300 families are living in hotels and motels and many more in shelters.

Click here to ask your State Representative and Senator for their active support for supplemental funding for two key programs serving families experiencing homelessness: the Seven Day Temporary Emergency Accommodations Program (SDTEA, part of the RAFT homelessness prevention line item 7004-9316) and the Emergency Assistance family shelters, motels, and services program (EA line items 7004-0101 and 7004-0103).

Click here to read the REGIONAL HOUSING NETWORK BLOG and learn more about the recent Statewide report on RAFT. On November 17, the RHN released the first ever statewide report on the Massachusetts Residential Assistance for Families in Transition, or RAFT, program.  All 11 administering agencies contributed to take a look at the impact of the program across the state.  Click on the link to our report to find out what we discovered  raftinmass2016web

Thank you for taking action!