COMMUNITY CIRCLES

Join us to make change happen in Lowell!

Who's invited? Everyone! We need you to help shape the future of education in Lowell.

How does it work? We are hosting a series of Community Circles around the city. Each Circle is led by a trained community dialogue facilitator and meets for two sessions:

Session 1: We set the time and place, and we bring the food, childcare and interpreters. You come ready to brainstorm! We will focus on getting to know your fellow participants, discussing our overall impressions of education in Lowell, and starting to identify some areas of concern.

Session 2: The time/date is scheduled based on the Circle's preferences. Want to host it at a local restaurant? Great! Someone's home? Sounds perfect! Our facilitators will work with the Circle to plan out the second session. Session 2 will bring the Circle together to identify specific issues and action items to be taken to a community forum.

Please note: Participants are expected to attend BOTH sessions. 

What to bring? For these free events, we will provide food, childcare, and interpreters- you provide the ideas!

What's this Forum you mentioned? When all the Circles have had time to meet, our School Community Engagement Coalition will process the results and feedback, which will be reviewed at a community-wide action forum. At the forum, we will come together as a city to identify priority concerns and decide on the next steps. 

Sign me up! To sign up for a Community Circle, please select click on a circle that works best for you:

 

Community Circle #1: Oct. 2- CLOSED

Session 1: Monday, October 2 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: YMCA | 35 YMCA Dr., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #2: Oct. 2- CLOSED

Session 1: Monday, October 2 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Pyne Arts Magnet School | 145 Boylston St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #3: Oct. 3- CLOSED

Session 1: Tuesday, October 3 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: University Crossing, Room 158 | 220 Pawtucket St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #4: Oct. 5- CLOSED

Session 1: Thursday, October 5 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Christ Jubilee International Ministries | 101 Smith St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #5: Oct. 5- CLOSED

Session 1: Thursday, October 5 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Lowell Community Health Center, Education Room (6th Floor) | 161 Jackson St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #6: Oct. 5- CLOSED

Session 1: Thursday, October 5 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Acre High School Apartments | 760 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #7: Oct. 12- CLOSED

Session 1: Thursday, October 12 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) | 465 School St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.


Community Circle #8: Oct. 18- CLOSED

Session 1: Wednesday, October 18 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Session 2: Determined by the circle participants during the first session

Location: Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI), 2nd Floor Board Room | 155 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA

Registration: Registration for this Circle has been closed. To be added to our email list for future opportunities, please contact mhough@projectlearninc.org.