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Column: Systems of support help local students make gains

Column: Systems of support help local students make gains

Though the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students is not yet fully known, what we do know – and what the early data confirms – is that learning has suffered, equity gaps have widened and the time to come together to create systems that work for all students is now.

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A collaborative focus on hard-hit restaurants signals better days ahead

A collaborative focus on hard-hit restaurants signals better days ahead

Arturo Acosta always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. The Dominican-born chef, who spent much of his career in Chile, made that dream a reality in July of 2018 when he opened Japú in Lawrence. It was a risk, he says, introducing the concept of Nikkei – a fusion of Peruvian ingredients and Japanese culinary techniques – to the local food scene.

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Our view: Nurturing the Blue Economy

The Blue Economy is already a powerful economic engine for the country as a whole and Massachusetts in particular. But it needs continued investment — in time, attention and resources — to continue to grow.

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ECCF Opens the Door to Vital Conversations About Charitable Giving with New Hire

In this new role, Jenn will focus on building deep relationships with area professional advisors, who play a key role in expanding support for the region’s nonprofit organizations and collaborative efforts to tackle systemic social challenges. She will also provide charitable gift planning and support to Essex County donors as they make decisions about their philanthropic giving and consider a donor advised fund with ECCF.

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Column: New collaboration will help increase internet access across Essex County

Column: New collaboration will help increase internet access across Essex County

As chief program officer of nonprofit North Shore Community Development Coalition (CDC), Felicia Pierce meets many Essex County residents who lack some of life’s most basic necessities, including access to the internet. According to a recent report commissioned by ECCF, nearly 60,000 households in Essex County do not have access to a high-speed internet connection, a service that surpassed being a “nice-to-have” a long time ago.

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Creative County Monthly Meet Ups

Creative County Initiative Monthly Meet Ups Hosted by Karen Ristuben, Program Director for the Creative County Initiative and John Andrews, founder of Creative Collective MA These monthly Meet Ups are a casual opportunity to meet your creative peers for both open...

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