United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

June 18, 2018

Leaving Behind a Life of Crime for a Brighter Future

Lawrence Family Development provides social emotional development programs to give young people the chance to finish high school, find a…

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June 11, 2018

4 Fun Summer Activities to Build Social Emotional Skills

Take advantage of the long, lazy days of summer to boost your child’s social emotional skills so they’ll be better…

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June 8, 2018

“FUN”damentals of Social and Emotional Skill Building

Many benefits for school-aged children who participate in summer activities that incorporate social and emotional skill building. This year, the…

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May 28, 2018

The True Value of United Way’s Marian L. Heard Scholarship

As high school graduations start taking place across the Commonwealth, many grads are looking forward to their next milestone—going to…

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May 16, 2018

Life After High School: Now What?

It’s been a long journey. Your child has gone to school for almost her entire life and now she’s on…

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May 7, 2018

Connecting to Disconnected Youth

Jamel was raised in housing projects in Lawrence, MA. When he was 17, he was convicted of armed robbery and…

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April 24, 2018

Field Trip Uncovers Heart of STEM Education

A recently completed building by Gilbane Building Company—one of the largest construction and development firms in the industry—is unlike any…

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April 19, 2018

Massachusetts General Hospital Science Fair Mentor Program Increases STEM Learning for Middle School Students

If you’ve ever visited the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Boston campus, then you know it’s buzzing with people—patients, administrators, physicians,…

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April 10, 2018

4 Do-It-Yourself STEM Activities to Get Your Child Thinking Like A Pro

Brian, a 10-year old Boston middle school student, puts down a clear glass jar on the table. He fills the…

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April 3, 2018

The Future of STEM in Greater Boston and What You Need to Know

“El Salvador!” “Colombia!” “Argentina!”  These are just a few of the countries that students shout out to Mayor Marty Walsh…

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