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GEAR UP Lowell / Middlesex Community College
Summer Program

Commonwealth Corporation Summer GEAR UP Grant - MCC’s three Commonwealth Corps students have been busy working with the summer GEAR UP program to assist the GEAR UP teachers with reading, language arts, and math prep, dedicating their afternoons to working with the rising 9th graders on their service learning projects.

The Lowell High students in the marketing group helped promote the Lowell Folk Festival by handing out brochures to many of the downtown businesses. Another group began the process of learning how to do oral histories in an effort to contribute to the Lowell National Park’s oral history project, while the Environment group learned about sustainable gardening, visiting the Park’s greenhouse and work in their garden. The Music group provided the children of Lowell with an hour of craft and music activities following the summer music series.

In addition, all groups have met or are meeting with a Park leader to learn about different public service careers and service opportunities. Both the rising 9th graders and the MCC Commonwealth Corps members are engaged and excited about their projects.

Post Date: 8/31/2011


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GEAR UP Massachusetts featured in New Bedford Standard Times!

October 15, 2011

Grant to help college-bound New Bedford students