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LSC alumni and current class members are making things happen here on the SouthCoast – and beyond. Check out these recent stories and upcoming events!

Chris Joinson (’19), People Incorporated
Joinson named People Incorporated’s 2018 Employee of the Year 

Gail Fortes (’08), YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
Addition will double YWCA’s housing capacity for women seeking help 

Ed Anthes-Washburn (’15), Port of New Bedford
Catch of the day or tuna from a test tube? How innovation could change seafood 

Mary Kate O’Leary (’15), A Wish Come True
A Wish Come True Names O’Leary Executive Director  

Heidi Brooks (’16), Potter Elementary School
Boosting mindfulness with yoga, ‘brain breaks’ at Potter Elementary School

Roy Nascinmento (’08), North Central Chamber of Commerce
North Central Chamber marks 35 years of building business, community 

Deborah Melino-Wender (’13), Town of Dartmouth
Maritime Center welcome addition to bustling Padanaram Village  


Ed Anthes-Washburn (’15), Port of New Bedford
Grant money will have transformative effect on Port of New Bedford

Ben Gilbarg (’11), Big Picture Anthems
The #FuelChange Challenge

Caitlin Joseph (’15), Groundwork!
Meet Groundwork’s New Community Manager

Tracy Furtado (’15), Dream Out Loud, and Kristen Sarkarati (’13), English for New Bostonians
SIF Announces 2019 Social Innovator Cohort

John Vasconcellos, (’05), Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
Community Foundation awards nearly $700K in grants to SouthCoast nonprofits, schools  

Rose Lopes (’10), Sylvia Group, Doug Rodrigues (’07), JRL Accounting, and Bill Perkins (’07), People Incorporated
SouthCoast, Bristol chambers to explore integration under umbrella group

Kate Fentress (’06), Coastal Neighbors Network​
Coastal Neighbors Network, UMD College of Nursing form partnership

Rev. David Lima (’05), Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford
Inter-Church Council Awards

Lee Blake (’05), New Bedford Historical Society
Grinnell Mansion gets put in the spotlight

Helena DeSilva Hughes (’09), Immigrants’ Assistance Center
New Bedford’s Helena DeSilva Hughes honored for service to Portuguese community

Jim McKeag (’17), MassDevelopment
Project adding more fun to New Bedford’s backyard – Wings Court

Matt Morissey (’05), New England Deepwater Wind
Day-long dialogue between fishing, wind industries nets some progress 

LSC in the news:
Leadership SouthCoast volunteers log over 230 hours helping local nonprofits
Leadership SouthCoast graduates 29 at biggest event yet

Lee Blake (’05), UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford Historical Society
Douglass descendant turns to ancestor to inspire tomorrow’s leaders
Commemorative bench coming to Johnson House

Kate Fentress (’06), Coastal Neighbors Network
Some older Dartmouth residents get a little help from their neighbors

Zoe Hansen DiBello (’13), Ethos
Tabor Academy puts New Bedford arts, culture and community on the curriculum

John Vasconcellos (’05), Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
“We’re Thrilled”: Community Foundation announces major arts grants for New Bedford, Fall River

Bob Espindola (’17), Titleist and Fairhaven Selectman; Charlie Murphy (’18), MOLIFE and Fairhaven Selectman
Fairhaven celebrates public safety marina at Union Wharf

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