United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

April 2, 2015

15 Years of Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell

One summer can make the difference in a child’s future.

One evening makes that possible for the children of Greater Lowell: the Martini Spring Fling.

Thanks to the support of many generous donors in the region, over the past 15 years, we’ve raised well over $1 million for the Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell (SEGL) initiative and helped more than 30,000 youth in Greater Lowell access summer jobs and offset summer learning loss by exposing them to arts, culture, and leadership and academic skills that last a lifetime. Last year, SEGL support 13 community-based organizations, including Greater Lowell YMCA, UTEC Lowell, and Community Teamwork, Inc., and more.

Many of us may recall having the opportunity as teens – perhaps working in a retail store, at summer camp, or doing landscaping – all experiences that helped shape work ethic and critical skills for future success.

SEGL helps make sure Lowell teens get that opportunity too, by supporting summer jobs for older youth where they gain critical employment skills, explore careers, and prepare to become the next generation of Greater Lowell’s workforce.

As we celebrate the 15th year of Summer Experiences in Greater Lowell (SEGL) at the Martini Spring Fling this year,  we are excited to reunite our past honorees, a group of leaders who have inspired us with their dedication to Lowell youth and our community, including: Norm Bazin, Nancy Donahue, Sal Lupoli, Richard Main, John and Elaine Thibault, and the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation.

Special thanks to our returning co-chairs:

Joyce Leger, Director, HR/SR. Business Partner, Lantheus Medical Imaging

Barb Vlacich, VP Presales Operations, Kronos Inc.

Alison Kalman, SVP Corporate Affairs, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank

Join us at the Martini Spring Fling Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Vesper Country Club and help support SEGL and Lowell youth! SIGN UP.

Read more about the 12 community agencies SEGL supported last year.