Center for Family, Work and Community


CFWC has received funding from many different sources, including federal and state agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Most of all of these are partnership projects.

Some of the community organizations and agencies we have collaborated with include: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Cambridge College, The Career Center of Lowell, Center for Immigrant History, City of Lawrence Planning, Coalition for a Better Acre, Community Teamwork Inc., Family Service Inc., Lao Mutual Family Association, Lawrence Community Works, Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell Housing Authority, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Public Schools, Lowell Telecommunications Corp., Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, Middlesex Community College, The Revolving Museum, and UTEC. 

University partners include Center for Industrial Competitiveness, Center for Women and Work, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Graduate School of Education, School of Health and Environment, Labor Extension Program, Office of Admissions, Office of Residential Life, Student Financial Services, and Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, and others.

DatesTitleFunding Agency
2010-2013LINK: Lowell Internet, Networking and KnowledgeUS Department of Commerce
2009-2012Healthy Home for AllHousing and Urban Development
2009-2011Bridging the PromiseLearn and Serve America
2009Financial LiteracySovereign Bank
2009Anti-Bullying EvaluationAlternative House
2009GAIN SS Differences in Outcomes StudyChild and Family Service NH
2008Summer Learning Loss Working GroupNellie Mae Education Foundation
2008  Summer Learning Pilots EvaluationNellie Mae Education Foundation
Collecting Data on Elusive Immigrant HealthNational Institute of Occupational Health
2007-2010The Science of Small ThingsNational Science Foundation
2006-2008AMIGOS Mentoring Program EvaluationFamily Service, Inc.
2005-2011GEAR UP Math PartnershipsUS Department of Education
2005-2007Careers through CollegeThe Career Center of Lowell
2005-2007Sustainable Building DevelopmentParker Foundation
2005-2006Career Center and WIB Needs AssessmentThe Career Center of Lowell
2004-2009Partnerships for College SuccessNellie Mae Education Foundation
2004-2007Community Problem SolvingEnvironmental Protection Agency
2004-2006Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant for Innovations in Reaching Diverse GroupsHousing and Urban Development
2004-200521st Century Community Learning CentersLowell Public Schools
2004Diversity TrainingLowell Police Department
2003-2008Mujeres en Accion Evaluation Family Service, Inc.
2003-2007Research Ethics in Environmental HealthSyracuse University
2001-2004New DirectionsHousing and Urban Development
2001-2003Project SplashNational Science Foundation
2001-2002Confronting the Housing Crisis in LowellParker Foundation
2000-2003Research Ethics in Environmental HealthSyracuse University
2000-2001Celebrating Diverse Traditions of Community Preservation MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs