The Lawrence Partnership and the Merrimack Valley Small Business Coalition kicked off the 2024 small business resource collaborative with a meeting at Northern Essex Community College last month. Thanks to Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), Amplify LatinX, Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) / EparaTodos Lawrence, UMass Lowell Innovation Hub, Mill Cities Community Investments, MassDevelopment TDI, the Town of Andover, and North Andover for participating.


Our Deputy Director, Karina Calderon, had a wonderful morning connecting with Esperanza Academy's inspiring students and community members.

From breakfast chats to a student-led Q&A, the conversations delved into diverse backgrounds, careers, and experiences of amazing women in our community.

Grateful to be part of this empowering event!


Join us on the 2nd Thursday of each month

Únete a nosotros el segundo jueves de cada mes

Please share!


¡Por favor comparte!


Professional Opportunities

Find even more jobs from across our larger Lawrence Partnership network on the new Job Board on our website!



Central Catholic High School

The Community Group

Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF)

Esperanza Academy

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC)

Groundwork Lawrence

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Reading Cooperative Bank

Additional Opportunities

2nd Annual Lawrence Research Fair

The Mayor's Health Task Force is hosting its second annual Community Research Fair, showcasing research that is currently happening or has happened in our city!

Saturday, April 6 from 11am-2pm

The Center

155 Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA

Amplify LatinX Call for Pitches

Are you a Latinx/e founder or entrepreneur in New England? Apply to the Latinx/e Startup Hub Tour 2024 Pitch Competition! 

Five entrepreneurs will be selected to Apply for the opportunity to pitch their business ventures in front of a panel of experts at the ALX Business Summit on May 21, 2024 at WBUR CitySpace. 

Deadline: April 19

Apply >>

Lawrence CommunityWorks Annual Meeting

Your voices matter. Please join LCW for a conversation around affordable housing.

Saturday, April 20

168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA

ALX Business Summit

Premier networking and career/business advancement event for Latines in New England!

The ALX Business Summit has two main goals:

  • To educate and inspire Latinos in business
  • To encourage the growth of Massachusetts’ Latinx/e Startup Ecosystem 

Tuesday, May 21

WBUR CitySpace

890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

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