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Partners « MIT@Lawrence


Lawrence, Massachusetts is home to a burgeoning network of civic leaders and organizations dedicated to building the city’s capacity and effecting long-term change. Their commitment to Lawrence is the inspiration for and the force behind MIT@Lawrence, a remote university-community partnership. A number of Lawrence residents, youth, and members of community partner organizations form the Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

Lawrence Community Works

Lawrence CommunityWorks is a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to the sustained economic and physical revitalization of the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Grassroots community organizing and the belief that “Community Change is Powered by People” form the basis of the CommunityWorks revitalization effort.

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit homebuilder and ecumenical Christian housing organization. Link

Groundwork Lawrence

Link Groundwork Lawrence, Inc. (GWL) is a locally-based non-profit organization working to create sustainable environmental change through community-based partnerships. Groundwork is committed to "changing places and changing lives" through on-the-ground projects, education, and volunteer programs that help to transform local communities.

Bread & Roses Housing

Link Bread & Roses Housing was founded in 1988 to address issues caused by rising rents and home prices. The organization's goal is to create alternative homeownership opportunities for families traditionally excluded from the housing market. They do so by acquiring vacant lots or distressed properties, building homes and making the homes available to families through a community land trust.

Lawrence Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)

HERC is a Lawrence community resource with everything Lawrence residents need to know about how to go to college.

Jericho Road

Jericho Road Lawrence's mission is to address economic inequities by matching the needs of non profit organizations in Lawrence, Massachusetts to the talents and resources of the surrounding suburban communities. Jericho Road volunteers offer no cost, customized professional services to those non profit organizations focused on helping individuals and families become economically self-sustaining. By providing services focused on economic sustainability, the Jericho Road Project works to strengthen and contribute to the vitality and quality of life in Lawrence. Link

Complete List of Community Partners

  • Arlington Community Trabajando
  • Bread & Roses [Soup Kitchen]
  • Bread & Roses Housing of Greater Lawrence
  • Brown University
  • Cambridge College
  • Charles Hope Companies LLP
  • City of Lawrence:
    • Mayor’s Office
    • Planning Department
    • Community Development Department
    • Economic Development Department
    • Inspectional Services
    • Recycling
    • Public Works
  • Clivus New England, Inc.
  • Groundwork Lawrence
  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
  • Jericho Road
  • Lawrence City Council
  • Lawrence CommunityWorks
  • Lawrence Family Development Charter School
  • Lawrence Fire Department
  • Lawrence Heritage State Park
  • Lawrence High School
  • Lawrence Higher Education Resource Center (HERC)
  • Lawrence History Center
  • Lawrence Housing Court
  • Lawrence Methuen Community Coalition
  • Lawrence Police Department
  • Lazarus House
  • Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance
  • Merrimack College
  • Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
  • Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel School
  • Pacific Mills Industrial Complex
  • The High School Learning Center at Lawrence High School
  • Veritas Bank
  • YouthBuild Lawrence

Complete List of MIT Partners

  • Aerospace Controls Laboratory (ACL)
  • Center for Real Estate
  • Center for Transportation and Logistics and AgeLab
  • Chemistry Outreach Program
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Association (CEESA)
  • Cogeneration Plant (Central Utilities Plant)
  • Community Innovators Lab (CoLab)
  • CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Edgerton Center
  • Educational Studies Programs (ESP)
  • Fire Hose Games
  • iHouse
  • La Casa (Spanish House)
  • Lego Lab
  • Lincoln Labs - Optical Communications Group
  • MAES: Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists
  • Media Lab
  • MIT Information Center
  • MIT Museum
  • MIT Sea Grant Program
  • Nuclear Reactor Laboratory
  • Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP)
  • Plasma Science Fusion Center
  • Public Service Center
  • SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
  • Sloan School of Management
  • Society of Physics Students
  • Solar Electric Vehicle Team
  • Space Propulsion Laboratory (SPL)
  • SWE: Society of Women Engineers
  • Toy Lab
  • Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel