Click image to read the September/October 2016
A TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH FROM DORCHESTER’S
LOUIS D. BROWN PEACE INSTITUTE
On Sunday, October 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., the Gun Violence Prevention Group of the Follen Church Social Justice Action Team will host a presentation by the Dorchester-based Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) [more]
Grants Will Aid Health & Human Services, Ecological Well-Being, And Community Building Initiatives June 10, 2016: The Community Endowment of Lexington (CEL), an endowed fund of Foundation for MetroWest, recently hosted its third annual Grant Award Ceremony at the Lexington Community Center where they distributed $30,000 to four local nonprofit organizations in the areas of Health […]
By E. ASHLEY ROONEY The Lexington Field & Garden Club was founded in 1876. It began with men at its helm. They were the community leaders with a heritage of good bloodlines, intellectual superiority, and economic success. Their wives addressed them as “mister,” and most belonged to the mainline Protestant churches. Lexington was primarily a […]
By Joan Robinson, MSW, LYFS Board Member BEGINNINGS Last fall, Lexington Youth and Family Services (LYFS) committed to hosting and funding Sources of Strength (SOS), a program designed to build self-confidence, define one’s own strengths, and know when and where to seek help. Seven high school students who are members of LYFS Youth Advisory Board, […]
By Ami Stix
Lexington High School’s annual Swing Night – an evening of fun with part of the proceeds going to the pura vida project, a student-run, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young families throughout Central America.
By Varsha Thatte | LEF Student Ambassador
The future has arrived at Estabrook Elementary School!! Thanks to the Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), elementary-age students now have the opportunity to learn engineering concepts through hands-on instruction in robotics.
The Community Coalition invites everyone to gather at Grace Chapel on March 9th to continue work on the three goals identified by the 80+ participants who attended the October 7th Kick-Off:
LHS Peer Leaders Spread Hope, Health, and Strength
Lexington Youth and Family Services (LYFS) Sponsors Sources of Strength Program
By Bea Mah Holland, EdD, MSW and Logan Wells, LHS Student and LYFS Youth Board Member and SOS Peer Leader
SOS, a preventive program with proven results, increases teens’ connections with adults, builds resilience, and develops protective factors called Sources of Strength for navigating adolescence and life.
By Ryan Leung
Over the summer of 2015, Lexington High School Freshman World History teacher Kristin Strobel attended the World History Association Annual Conference, thanks to a generous grant from the Lexington Education Foundation.