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LSC’s program includes a class project, by which participants work in small teams to assist local organizations in the development of new, or in the implementation of existing, community-based projects.

A service learning opportunity, the project allows participants to invest their individual skills, resources, and passions into efforts that aim to improve the community’s well-being. In the process, participants demonstrate their leadership capacity and cultivate meaningful experiences that contribute to their growth as leaders.

2018

The 2018 class will be working to advance the following community projects:

 

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society: Building Organizational Capacity and New Headquarters
Nancy Cabral, Bristol County Savings Bank; Kaisa Holloway-Cripps, New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc.; Kate Miller, Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, Office of Robert Koczera; Kristen Sniezek, SRTA.


Homeless Service Providers Network, Rise Up For Homes:
Rise Up For Homes Strategic Planning Process
Kate Larisa, Carney Family Foundation; Luke Lehman, BankFive; Julie Mador, New Bedford Public Schools; Dina Melo, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union; Mari Murphy, Southcoast Health.


Mayor’s Youth Council, Fall River:
Youth-Adult Collaboration – Together Making a Difference
Jennifer Cabral, Town of Dartmouth; Yldania Carrasco, Joseph Abboud Manufacturing, Corp.; Cat DeTerra, People Incorporated; Victoria Lobban, Saint Anne’s Hospital; Scott Medeiros, YMCA SouthCoast, Swansea.


New Bedford Economic Development Council:
City of New Bedford Regeneration Project
Tonya Johnson, Southcoast Health; Ed Kedzierski, SouthCoast Media Group; Charlie Murphy, MOLIFE, Inc.; Paula Popeo, Bristol Community College; Jessica Silva, City of New Bedford


New Bedford Public Schools:
Educators’ Resource Guide Phase Two
Stanley Brajer, United Way of Greater New Bedford; Xenia Ledoux, BayCoast Bank; Nicole Morris-McLaughlin, Marion Institute; Chioma Okafor, UMass Dartmouth; Nate Sander, Round the Bend Farm


Partners for a Healthier Community:
Household Store Home Project
Taryn Cabral, St. Anne’s Credit Union; David Croteau, BankFive; Jennifer Do-Teixeira, Lafrance Hospitality; Jim Letton, Claremont Companies


YEAH! Corps:
Creative Jobs for Creative Youth
Andrew Armstrong, Sylvia Group; Kelsey Garcia, Carl’s Collision Center; Darcy Lee, Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts; Milena Mello, BayCoast Bank

 

City of New Bedford – NB Clean
Josh Amaral, PACE, Inc.; Jessica DeMello, Southern Mass Credit Union; Heather Heffernan, Sylvia Group; Mike McCarthy, UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center; Christina Rebello, Community Boatig Center; Deven Tillman, SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce.


EforAll South Coast – Fall River Outreach Strategy
Bob Espindola, Acushnet Company; Rayana Grace, YMCA – New Bedford; Brian McNeany, Pinnacle Performance Company; Kyle Remy, Blount Fine Foods; Kelly Sheehan, Saint Anne’s Hospital.


Leadership SouthCoast – Alumni Network Membership Package Development
Sarah Athanas, Groundwork!; Wendy Baker, Southcoast Health; Lucy Machado, Southern Mass Credit Union; Beatriz Oliveira, Meeting Street; Crystal Stone, Katie Brown Educational Program.


New Bedford Public Schools – Educator’s Guide for Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness
Kathleen Amaral, Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Nemasket Group; Veronica Andrade, BankFive; Darcy Lackie, Southcoast Health; Millie Sanchez, Marion Institute; Kim Thomas, Justice Resource Institute.


New Bedford Homeless Service Providers Network – Rise Up For Homes
Patricia Andrade, BayCoast Bank; Nancy Bednarz, People, Incorporated; Mary Ann Buckley; Jim McKeag, MassDevelopment; Andy Tomolonis, SouthCoast Media Group;  Jariel Vergne, New Bedford Public Schools.


Veterans Support Project
Paula Forsee, BankFive; Mike Mahoney YMCA – Dartmouth; Maria Patacao, BayCoast Bank; Elizabeth Pimentel, Bristol County Savings Bank; Kristy Roussel, Lafrance Hospitality

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