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Congressman Capuano Visits Project Hope and Project Right

E-Update from Congressman Michael E. Capuano October 26, 2012

Michael Capuano Recently, Congressman Capuano had a chance to visit two organizations in the Uphams Corner area. He attended an open house at Project Hope, an organization that helps families that are struggling financially. He also attended the annual awards celebration and board meeting for Project RIGHT. Following are his observations as noted in his Oct 26 E-Update.

Project HOPE

I had the pleasure recently of attending an Open House at Project HOPE.  This non-profit agency is focused on helping families who are struggling financially. Project HOPE does this by connecting low-income women and their children with a range of services such as education and housing. Staffers offer adult education classes, including GED preparation, college preparation and English classes. Project HOPE also runs a child care center, family shelter and offers job training.

I had the chance to spend some time with the wonderful staff at Project HOPE and meet some of their ambassadors, people who have received services from the non-profit. Their stories about how Project HOPE helped them improve their lives really illustrates how important agencies like this are in our communities.

Project RIGHT

Last night I attended the annual awards celebration and board meeting for Project RIGHT.

This organization is focused on neighborhood stabilization and economic development, particularly in the North Dorchester and Roxbury areas. Staffers work with young leaders and community groups to help them serve as voices for their neighborhoods on numerous efforts – from public policy to public safety.

Project RIGHT operates many successful initiatives, including the “Safe Haven” program. The organization works with tenant associations and other groups to establish after-school programming for students and their parents. It currently operates in three locations: Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, and the Grove Hall Community Center. Those who attend will have access to programming like academic help, counseling and athletics.

Last night, staff and volunteers were honored at the ceremony. I had the chance to address the group and I thanked the volunteers and staff for the dedication they have displayed to their communities.

Contact Information

Congressman Mike Capuano
8th District, Massachusetts
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee on Financial Services

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Posted: October 30, 2012     Nancy J Conrad

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