Class Projects

 LSC’s program includes a class project, during which participants work in small teams to assist local organizations in the development of new, or in the implementation of existing, community-based projects. An experiential learning opportunity, the project allows participants to invest their individual skills, resources, and passions into efforts that aim to improve the community’s well-being. In the process, participants demonstrate their leadership capacity and cultivate meaningful experiences that contribute to their growth as leaders. The 2017 class will be working to advance the following community projects:


City of New Bedford – NB Clean

Josh Amaral, PACE, Inc.; Jessica DeMello, Southern Mass Credit Union; Heather Heffernan, Sylvia Group; Mike McCarthy, UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center; Christina Rebello, Global Learning Charter Public School; Deven Tillman, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.


EforAll South Coast – Fall River Outreach Strategy

Bob Espindola, Acushnet Company; Rayana Grace, YMCA – New Bedford; Brian McNeany, Pinnacle Performance Company; Kyle Remy, Blount Fine Foods; Michael Sarfo, Belle Mer; Kelly Sheehan, Saint Anne’s Hospital.



Leadership SouthCoast – Alumni Network Membership Package Development

Sarah Athanas, Groundwork!; Wendy Baker, Southcoast Health; Lucy Machado, Southern Mass Credit Union; Beatriz Oliveira, Meeting Street; Crystal Stone, Fall River Area Chamber of Commerce; Bo Williams, Community Boating of New Bedford.



New Bedford Public Schools – Educator’s Guide for Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness

Kathleen Amaral, Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Nemasket Group; Veronica Andrade, BankFive; Chad Eaton, Blount Fine Foods; Darcy Lackie, Southcoast Health; Millie Sanchez, Marion Institute; Kim Thomas, Justice Resource Institute.


 New Bedford Homeless Service Providers Network – Rise Up For Homes

Patricia Andrade, BayCoast Bank; Nancy Bednarz, People, Incorporated; Mary Ann Buckley; Jim McKeag, MassDevelopment; Andy Tomolonis, SouthCoast Media Group;  Jariel Vergne, New Bedford Public Schools.


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