The Cary Library Foundation Report to the Community

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Healing after Homicide

By Jane Whitehead   Sunday, October 23 1:30-3:30 PM FOLLEN CHURCH OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute hosted by the Gun Violence Prevention Group of the Follen Church Social Justice Action Team will discuss their transformative approach to supporting families and communities dealing with murder, trauma, grief and loss.   A TRANSFORMATIVE … [Read more...]

Community Endowment of Lexington Distributes $30,000 to Local Nonprofits

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 & Human … [Read more...]

Men Paid $1…

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 farming community. It began to prosper when the … [Read more...]

LHS Peer Leaders Spread Hope, Health, and Strength

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, were asked to identify diverse groups and … [Read more...]

Swing Night at LHS

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. Swing Night 2016 celebrated, once again, the classic American sounds of big band and swing with three hours of live music and dancing. … [Read more...]

LEF Grant Brings Robotics to Elementary School Students

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 use of robotics to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts is gaining wide-spread popularity in … [Read more...]

Voices & Visions—Building Supports to Address Youth Concerns—The Lexington Coalition

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:  Reduce stress and improve wellness Address mental health issues Prevent underage drinking and substance abuse Steering Committee members include representatives from community groups, including … [Read more...]

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 LYFS Board Member and SOS Adult Advisor     Lexington and SOS’s beginnings Last fall, when Lexington Youth and Family Services committed to hosting Sources of Strength (SOS), a resilience-building program, seven smart and energetic LYFS Youth Board members identified … [Read more...]

High School Teacher Receives World History Conference Grant

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. “A few years ago, when the World History Association was in Salem, Massachusetts, I went to the conference,” Strobel said, “[but] I really wanted to go back … [Read more...]