Building Communities, Changing Lives

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D.B.’s Story

Secure Jobs Success Story D.B. came to Secure Jobs program as a referral from the Resource Center here at CTI. He relocated to Lowell, MA from Detroit, MI because he felt he needed a drastic View Program
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Employer Appreciation Breakfast

CTI Staff honored at the Employer Appreciation Breakfast, hosted by the MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board, for their support of youth employment through our Spindle City Program. CTI’s support is crucial to the MassHire of View Program

Giving Back to the Community

“Thank you very much for all the times you guys have been helping me. You guys have been an absolute Godsend and I can’t express how much I appreciate all the help that I have View Program

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
Jeleiny House

Jeleiny’s Story

Jeleiny graduated from Community Teamwork’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in October 2022 and bought a house! When she began FSS, she and her husband, Juan were both unemployed. She completed financial literacy classes, did one-on-one View Program
Laura Lamarre Anderson and Thea Lamarre Anderson

Lala Books: A Family’s Dream Turned Downtown Haven

In the bustling streets of Downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, there's a special spot that has become a haven for book lovers of all ages. Lala Books, owned by Laura, her daughter Thea, and Laura's husband Greg, 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