Girls Inc. of Lynn celebrates Smart, Strong and Bold young women!

2014 Girls Inc. of Lynn award winners

On Thursday, April,10, 2014 five young women from Girls Inc. of Lynn were awarded at the the non-profits annual celebration luncheon.

2014 Girls Inc. National Scholars were Eseosa Asiruwa and Victoria Aboagye-Adinkra. The Scholars Program was created when Lucile Miller Wright, a long-time supporter of Girls Inc. and a pioneer aviator, made a bequest from her estate to fund scholarships expressly for young women members.

Since 1993, Girls Inc. has awarded over $3.3 million in scholarships to hundreds of high school girls. Multiple scholarships ($5,000 and $20,000) are awarded each year and may be applied to tuition and expenses at any accredited 2- or 4-year college or university. This is a private scholarship, open only to young women who are in the 11th or 12th grade and who are members of a Girls Inc. affiliate.

Girl Hero award winners Panagiota Agganis, Chioma Ogbuike and Lindsey Crowley received the distinguished awards.

This award is funded in part by the Moyer Family Scholarship Fund and was established by Joy Moyer in memory of her father and mother. The girls who are chosen best exemplify the Moyer Family determination to overcome obstacles and a strong commitment to education.

The ceremony/celebration was MC'ed by Latoyia Edwards, NECN Primetime Evening Anchor with a award given to Andrea J. Cabral, Executive Secretary of Public Safety for being a Strong, Smart and Bold Honoree during a 2 hour ceremony attended by more than 300 people from Lynn and the surrounding Boston area.

Oprah gives to Girls Inc.

Oprah and Teavana are  generous to Girls Inc.

The Queen of giving is at it again, its not just a viewing audience she is "gifting" presents to but deserving young girls from Girls Inc.

Proceeds from the Teavana Oprah Chai Tea will benefit girls ages 5-18 who are in the Girls Inc. program. This helps to also bring more exposure to the mission of Girls Inc. & the many locations that are in existence all over the U.S.

The tea named after the media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, & philanthropist will be in Starbucks & Teavana starting April 29th.

City of Lynn receives a "brand" new look

Community members in the City of Lynn want people to know that there are a great many amazing and beautiful sites located right outside their front door. Created by Dan Riley Jr. at LynnCam this "postcard" depicts several breathtaking sites all of which are located in Lynn proper.

Are you able to name all of the locations in the postcard? Send replies to dbynum-lewis@socialcapitalinc.org to be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a local vendor prize.

Today is International Day of Happiness

It's not too late to get your "happy on!". Today, March 20, 2014 is International Day of Happiness.

Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal the United Nations General Assembly came together on March 28, 2012 to make that goal a reality. The day is now celebrated throughout the world on March 20th!

If you are looking for quick and easy ways to celebrate "International Day of Happiness" look at this article http://tinyurl.com/q4t2khq.

Sumner Tunnel Emergency disaster training a success

emergency crews, Sumner training

Local agencies around Boston gathered together to prepare for potential emergency services that could occur in the Sumner Tunnel late Tuesday night. From 10:00pm Tuesday evening until approximately 2am Wednesday morning emergency response official closed the Sumner Tunnel in an effort to practice arriving to and evacuating motor vehicle passengers involved in accidents and other emergency calls.

According to officials on the scene the training which took approximately 5 hours was a success as several scenarios were practiced with multiple "staged cars".

To learn more about this training go to http://tinyurl.com/n7nqzrw.

4th Annual St. Patrick's Day Recovery Race

The Men's and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian's will be hosting its annual 5K Race in the City of Lynn to race money as well as awareness for local shelters, food pantries and other non-profit agencies in need of assistance. There is still time to register for this event http://tinyurl.com/n26m7ck

Lawmakers talking "green" on St. Patrick's Day

MA State House

In a "nod" to St. Patrick's Day Boston lawmakers will convene at 11:00am to discuss as well as hear research and testimony on a potential Green bill that is slated to further environmental awareness. Click this link http://tinyurl.com/ky9valw to learn where and what is being heard.

Attention all T riders: Government Center will be closing!

Government Center T Station

The season of remodeling and construction has not ended for the city of Boston. Government Center T Station will undergo a multi-year revitalization project that will affect the commute of many people. To learn more about this project and how it will affect you and your commute to and from downtown Boston please read more here http://tinyurl.com/kvzbvdx

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