Day 8 – Small Money for a Great Return – Re-Housing Homeless Individuals

house in hands

Over the past two weeks, we have undertaken a major outreach to our community partners that provide homeless service support.

We created a hybrid housing education opportunity, where we are holding SMART Tenant and Financial Assistance workshops. Usually, these two workshops are held seperately.

The objective is to provide prospective tenants with educaion around housing search & selection, pre-move in inspections, entering into rental agreements or leases, communication with the landlord, maintaining the tenancy, reporting health code violation reporting, dealing with pest infestation, Fair Housing and eviction prevention.

The SMART Tenant workshop was developed as a direct result of ALOT of aggregated data gleaned from working with nearly 7,000 households annually. Each housing concern that is brought before us at the Community Teamwork Resource Center is unique. However, there are similar “tenancy pitfall” strands that run consistently throughout those households we work with on a daily basis. Housing Education is the BEST prevention practice to keep our community members housed. Continue reading

Beaver Brook Homeless Camp Update – One by One They Are and Will be Housed…

Many of you have graciously taken the time to read our posts about the unsheltered homeless men and women in the City of Lowell.

Our first post on the Beaver Brook Homeless camp may be read here and “revisited” here.

We met some very special people as we started this journey and wanted to update you as to progress. YES, there is progress… Continue reading

City of Lowell Hunger Homeless Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Lowell Hunger Homeless Commission

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Polish American Veterans Club

201 Coburn St., Lowell ~ 4:30p-7p

$5 pp or $12 per family

includes coffee, tea, water

Tickets available at the door or inadvance by calling Sue at 508-982-3444 for info/tickets

Raffles~Silent Auctions~ 50/50 Raffle

Children’s Activities

~We are collecting personal care items for local shelters~

Disposable razors, toilet tissue, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving cream, travel size shampoo, soap, body was, feminine hygiene products, men’s/ladies socks/underwear and bath towels

Employment Opportunities at Boys & Girls Club of Lowell

Employment Opportunities at Boys & Girls Club of Lowell

Character & Leadership Development Program Director

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowellis seeking a dynamic and experienced youth development professional to lead our Good Character & Citizenship Program Area.

The Character & Leadership Development Program Director:

  • Supervises and works with part time staff and volunteers to plan, implement and evaluate  programs in our Games Room (ages 7-12) and Teen Room (13-18) that are fun and integrate team building, conflict resolution, educational games and social skills.
  • Works with all staff to engage youth at from age 7 to 18 in service projects, volunteerism, local and regional leadership opportunities and internal leadership groups including advising at least one teen leadership group.
  • Promotes and stimulates program participation, provides guidance and role modeling to members, ensures the safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the Club at all times.
  • Oversees proper record keeping and reporting.  Collaborates with community partners and represent Club at some community events.
  • Collaborates with other staff to develop and structure quality programs in overlapping areas. Works with all staff and volunteers when needed. May be required to drive Club vehicles and be available for regular evening and occasional weekend activities.


  • Four year degree in related field from an accredited college or university preferred, but relevant experience will be considered.
  • Two years experience participating in and coordinating similar programming, or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, group leadership skills, demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities and the ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems, ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth, ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Summer Program Staff

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is seeking energetic, resourceful and fun staff to implement summer programs including athletics, recreation, art, outdoor games and technology. Pay is $8.00-9.00 per hour

Send your resumes to:

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Attn: Irena Sienko

657 Middlesex Street

Lowell, MA 01851-1410

Fax 978-453-9740


The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell is an Equal Opportunity Employer