Building Communities, Changing Lives

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Hard Work and Second Chances Turn Lives Around

Victoria V. came to Community Teamworks's YouthBuild program in June of 2012.  She was 17 years old, pregnant, and on probation.  Victoria was committed to turning her life around and was in need of a View Program
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Head Start Parent Becomes Head Start Teacher

Head Start parent, Janna R. learned through her Family Service Worker about our Teacher Trainee Program.  She completed the 8 month program at the The James Houlares Early Learning Center then took the Early Childhood View Program
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Her Turn Now to Foster Success

Just a few years ago, Lindsey found herself close to being homeless. With CTI’s assistance, she was able to stabilize her family. Through our One Family Scholars Program, she earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees View Program
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Homeless Family Finds Stability and a Future

Nichole T. received her license as an Aesthetician with the help of her Community Teamwork case manager and our Community Connections to Employment and training (CommCET) program. Nichole has been receiving HomeBASE Rental Assistance since View Program
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Jasmine’s Story

Jasmine’s Story Jasmine Delgado, 20, first became homeless at age 9 when she spent five months at a shelter in Connecticut with her mother. In 2013, Jasmine moved in with her father when her mother View Program
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Lowell Family Builds Assets to Buy Home

Gladys S and family are living their dream to live in a home of their own thanks to Community Teamwork’s financial education programs including the Financial Literacy Academy (FLA) and Individual Asset Development (IDA) program. View Program
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Lowell Farmers’ Market Bolsters Family Farm Success

Bob R’s family operated a dairy farm in Lowell for generations. He wanted to return to his roots, but in a challenging economy, and practical farm education usually being an informally passed-on body of knowledge, View Program
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Maxine’s Story

While in the FSS program, Maxine completed a first time home buyer course, purchased a car, contributed to a 401K, and earned a Medical Assistant Certificate. Through a lot of hard work, Maxine made her View Program
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MJU

We have been working with Ed Banks from Mill City Mentors since April of this year. We had a case open with the Department of Child and Family Services, and our case worker had suggested View Program
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Planting the Seeds to Grow a New Home

Immigrating to a completely foreign country and culture is a challenge that offers no easy solutions. Trying to take with you a vocation as strenuous and demanding as farming is an even greater challenge. Although View Program
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Rosa’s Story

Rosa completed the FSS program twice, in a hardworking effort to obtain her ultimate goal: homeownership. After focusing on her education, and earning her degree, she was promoted 3 times. She simultaneously worked on her View Program
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Samsung Tablets Provided Through FGP Program

Last fall through a block grant the FGP program was provided Samsung Tablets for the program. Most of the volunteers didn’t have any idea how to even turn on a tablet or use a smart View Program