At The MENTOR Network, we believe we have a responsibility to help strengthen the communities in which we live and work. One of those communities is Lawrence, Massachusetts, home to our corporate Shared Service Center as well as individuals served in our local programs. These employees and individuals served reflect the diversity that helps make Lawrence a great place to live. They’re part of the Lawrence story, and they’re part of ours. They’re why we’re contributing to initiatives that promote social justice, racial equity, and equal access to growth and opportunity.
MENTOR recently provided a grant to the Lawrence Public Library to fund programs like the White Fund lecture series, which promote diversity, inclusion and social justice. Founded in the 1850s by Daniel Appleton White, the White Fund series provides free interactive lectures on topics including art, history, education and human rights, with the goal of providing cultural and educational enrichment to Lawrence residents. We’re proud to partner with the city of Lawrence to help create new opportunities and welcoming spaces for our neighbors, our employees and the people we serve.
Being a strong community partner is woven into MENTOR’s core values. These values include a commitment to inclusion and to supporting growth and development for our fellow community members. The video below highlights one aspect of our partnership with the city of Lawrence, and one small step to help the city many of us call home even stronger. It’s a story of what is possible when communities work together and find ways to build a future full of promise for everyone.