Is to empower residents with community development initiatives such as affordable housing, foreclosure prevention, first time home buyer education, financial literacy, business and youth development.
Arlington Community Trabajando (ACT), founded in 1996, is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit community development corporation with a strong base in north Lawrence’s Arlington neighborhood. Our programs serve the needs of the Lawrence population, targeting low to moderate-income residents requiring services provided in English and/or Spanish. Our current services include home ownership education, financial literacy, foreclosure prevention and youth leadership.
The residents of the Arlington District in Lawrence, MA formed Arlington Community Trabajando in the fall of 1996. The catalyst for the establishment of the organization was the Malden Mills fire, which threatened to leave unemployed 50% of the residents and the October 1996 Spicket River Floods that caused severe damage to homes along the river. Since then, ACT has been organizing the community around issues of importance to area residents and developing programs that benefit and empower this community.
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