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Service Partnerships

 

The Lawrence Math and Science Partnership

Middle school students in Lawrence, Mass. are building their skills in science and math and receiving homework help from Merrimack College students.

The program helps to connect middle schools to future life choices, such as college and career options. Participants, both male and female, learn that science and math are important and engaging. The program fosters pride in their accomplishments and provides positive role models for middle schoolers as they work closely with college students.

Merrimack Academic Partnership (MAP)

The Merrimack Academic Partnership is a program sponsored by the Stevens Service Learning Center. MAP is a mentoring/tutoring program which focuses on middle school children in Lawrence who need assistance in a variety of academic skills (English, Reading and Mathematics). The tutoring program takes place on various afternoons from October to May.

Volunteers help out at the following schools:

*Blessed Stephen Bellesini, OSA Academy

The Bellesini Academy is a private, independent Catholic middle school dedicated to providing a quality, scholarship education to boys from limited financial means living in Lawrence.

*Alexander B. Bruce School

The Bruce School is located on Butler Street in the Tower Hill section of Lawrence. Its 795 students live mostly in multi-family homes in the neighborhoods surrounding the school.


Other Opportunities

Elderly

  • Academy Manor, Andover
  • Andover Senior Center
  • Ashland Farms, North Andover
  • Atria Marland Place, Andover
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Lawrence
  • Edgewood, North Andover
  • Lawrence Senior Center
  • Mary Immaculate, Lawrence
  • Meadows Health Care Center, North Andover
  • North Andover Senior Center

Youth/Education

  • Asian Center of Merrimack Valley, Lawrence
  • Bellesini Academy, Lawrence
  • Community Day Care Center, Lawrence
  • Franklin Elementary School, North Andover
  • Head Start, Lawrence
  • Horizons for Youth, Andover
  • Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
  • Lawrence Public Library
  • Lawrence School Department
  • Merrimack Academic Partnership Program
  • Merrimack Lawrence Math & Science Partnership Program
  • MerrimAction, Lawrence
  • Notre Dame Education Center, Lawrence
  • Notre Dame High School, Lawrence
  • Salem, NH Boys and Girls Club

Government/Legal

  • Essex County DA’s Office
  • Lawrence Police Department
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Lawrence

Homelessness

  • Emmaus House, Haverhill
  • Haven from Hunger, Peabody
  • The Inn Between, Peabody
  • Lazarus House, Lawrence
  • Mission of Deeds, Reading
  • My Brothers Table, Lynn

Disability

  • American Training, Lawrence
  • Best Buddies, Andover
  • CLASS, Lawrence
  • Fidelity House Human Services, Lawrence
  • Ironstone Farm, Andover
  • Northeast Independent Living, Lawrence
  • Seven Hills Foundation, North Andover
  • Tewksbury Hospital

Other

  • Big Brother/Big Sister of Greater Lawrence
  • Home Health Foundation, Lawrence
  • Jericho Road, Lawrence
  • Lawrence YWCA
  • Lawrence General Hospital 

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Professor Mary McHugh, Director
Stevens Service Learning Center
Merrimack College
978-837-5123
mary.mchugh@merrimack.edu

Or

Katherine Donell, Coordinator
Stevens Service Learning Center
Merrimack College
978-837-5125
katherine.donell@merrimack.edu