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