Building Communities

Changing Lives

September 2023


Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you for a special film screening of Who We Are A Chronicle of Racism in America, followed by a facilitated discussion with attorney, racial justice advocate and founder of the Who We Are Project, Jeffery Robinson. (Please click on the picture above to learn more.)

We at Community Teamwork became inspired to organize this screening and invite Mr. Robinson to join us after a well-received viewing and discussion among our staff of more than 500. We feel that this documentary is incredibly relevant, and we hope it inspires you to continue this conversation with others in the community as we all strive to recognize unintentional bias and work toward eliminating racism. 

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Time4:30pm Reception/5:30pm and 6pm Screenings - Followed by a facilitated discussion with Jeffery Robinson.

Location: Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell – 32 Reiss Ave, Lowell, MA 01851

Limited Seating available and you must be registered to attend.


This event serves as a stepping stone towards building a more inclusive, just community. As we come together to confront the harsh realities of systemic racism depicted in the film, we hope to inspire a shared commitment to eradicating discrimination in all its forms and supporting one another in this ongoing journey. We sincerely hope you will join us for this impactful movie screening and engage in the meaningful dialogue and action steps that will follow.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to promoting a more just, inclusive society.

Respectfully Yours,

Karen Frederick, CEO

Community Teamwork

More about the Who We Are Project

Watch the Trailer


Friday, September 29

at the

Lowell Farmers' Market


Hamilton Canal District

Join us for our FIRST-EVER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL on September 29 - During our regular Farmers' Market hours: 11am-3pm - located at the corner of Broadway and Canal Street. Six food trucks and another dessert vendor have been confirmed. There'll be seafood, sausage, ice cream, cannolis, and more! There will be something for every taste bud. Bring your wallet and your appetite to enjoy the festival and the sounds of DJ Startraak! Of course, the Farmers' Market vendors will be on hand for

We hope you will join us for the Food Truck Festival Friday, September 29th and enjoy the Lowell Farmers' Market and popups every Friday through October 27th, 11-3pm.

Learn more about The Lowell Farmers' Market

#LowellFarmersMarket #LFM

Also, please join us when the vendors of Lowell Farmers' Market participate in the Cambodia Town Night Market.

Save the Date

Enjoy Music, Beer & Wine, Small Bites and an opportunity to learn about important Youth Services Programming in Greater Lowell.

For more information about the event visit:

For more information on sponsorships, and/or to donate to our raffle, please contact

 Margot Regan at or 978.654.5813.

Tewksbury's 100 People Who Care

Pictured above L-R: Kandace Demers, Melanie Bixby, Rita O-Brien-Dee and Sarah Alexander

Community Teamwork participated in the Tewksbury's 100 People Who Care competition to win $10K. Melanie Bixby, Kandace Demers, and Sarah Alexander, all with CTI's Child and Family Services, did an amazing job presenting CTI's Rita O'Brien-Dee Center for Behavioral Health and Development program.

The Rita O’Brien Dee Center for Behavioral Health and Development will be a resource for Community Teamwork and providers across the community who are working with children with behavioral, emotional and developmental challenges or may have experienced trauma. The center will be the headquarters for programs and services that will promote healthy social and emotional development, increase children’s success in school, strengthen children and families and mitigate adversity through trauma informed care. 

Below is a link to their pitch - enjoy!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH, CTI will feature profiles of local Hispanic leaders to celebrate #LowellHispanicExcellence by learning about their experiences, perspectives, and the wisdom they share in our local communities. Read the interviews with three of these local leaders below, written in both English and Spanish. Stay tuned for more interviews which can be found at and on our social media platforms.

Andres Lopez and his son, Anthony

Andres Lopez - English

Andrés López - Español

Diana Santana

Diana Santana - English

Diana Santana - Española

Claudia Aguirre with her son Luis

Claudia Aguirre - English

Claudie Aguirre - Española

Entrepreneurship Center at CTI

Awarded SBA Prime Grant

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Prime Grant is a grant program awarded to organizations helping small business grow. The Entrepreneurship Center at CTI was one of two organizations awarded in all of New England!

The E-Center's focus will be working with underserved communities in Middlesex and Essex counties to help them grow their business through the 5 functions of business rubric:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Operations

They will be partnering with organizations in underserved communities to help them find the businesses to serve:

  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA)
  • Massachusetts Association of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
  • Latinx Center
  • African Community Center (ACC)
  • Mass Hire Young Adult Center (A young adult entrepreneurship seminar and course is being created.)

PRIME Grant Awardees FY 2023 

Learn more about the E-Center

Thank You to our 2023 SPONSORS







Teacher - YouthBuild

Early Learning Division is Hiring Teachers, Assistant Teachers and more

Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teacher Aides

Special Career, Excellent Benefits

Sign-On Bonus $3k* Full-Time (*Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Bus Drivers),

$1k Part-time


Top Pay and Benefits

Supportive Culture

Teach with Impact

CLICK HERE to see all career opportunities at Community Teamwork



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If you find yourself in a position to help, your contribution will aid our efforts on every front as we work together to care for our clients and families in their hour of greatest need, and emerge stronger than ever. 

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