Family & Community Resource Center

We assist families and offer supportive services by providing educational programs, early childhood services, information, referrals, and advocacy for youth and parents. We also have cultural events and other opportunities for families and expecting moms. Serving children from 0-18 years of age. We offer free services for all families in Essex County and we welcome walk-ins.


For more information, please contact:
Maggie De Los Santos, Senior Family Partner
[email protected]
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Various Programs and Resources

Our public library aims to provide an inclusive space for all ages for people to learn and be active members of their community. Programs are available for all ages, free of charge. We also have a wide range of resources that can be found on site and online via our catalog.


For more information, please contact:
Jessica Vilas Novas, Library Director
[email protected]

Student Enrollment

At the Family Resource Center we provide student enrollment services for incoming PK-8th grade students who will be entering Lawrence Public Schools. See below for student registration hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - By appointment only
Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Walk-ins
Third Saturday of May, June, August, September 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - By appointment only

To enroll your child or get more information for student registration please check out the Enroll Page Here.


For more information, please contact:
LPS Family Resource Center
Facebook: Lawrence Public Schools
Instagram: @lps4familes

Red Bags with Books and Dialogic Reading Workshops

Our goal is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children birth to age six in high-need communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits. The vision is to make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families. We equip parents to be their child’s first teacher, empowered to be active participants in their child’s education, impacting success in school and beyond. We do this through established partnerships with schools, adult learning centers, child care centers, and some non-traditional partnerships. Through these community partners we send red bags home on a weekly basis and offer through them literacy workshops.


For more information, please contact:
Tasha Espendez, Senior Program Manager
[email protected]
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Instagram: @RaisingAReaderMA

Child Care Program

TCG provides fun, developmentally appropriate learning experiences, healthy meals, physical activity, and social learning experiences. We are dedicated to promoting the healthy development of children. Our rich programming and caring, highly qualified staff offer peace of mind that students are in exceptional care.

Openings available for our programs in Lawrence Public Schools.

Call today to find out if you qualify for financial assistance. Space is limited.


For more information, please contact:
Maria Moeller, COO
[email protected]
Facebook: The Community Group
Instagram: @thecommunitygroup190

Early Learning Center (ELC)

The Early Learning Center (ELC) serves 95 children ages one (1) month to five (5) years old, and includes an award-winning pre-school program recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Center of Excellence for its strong, literacy based curriculum. To learn more about the YWCA Early Learning Center, please click here.


For more information, please contact:
Mandy Chaput
[email protected]
Facebook: YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts