Anita Greenwood, Ed.D., Dean of Education at UMass Lowell, is being honored by Community Teamwork in the area of education. As one of the Co-Directors of UTeach, Dr. Greenwood has overseen the placement of undergraduate students from UMASS Lowell into classrooms in Lowell and surrounding districts. UTeach undergraduates majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering, not only receive a degree in their discipline of choice, but are offered the opportunity to work in classrooms across the city with a mentor teacher to see if teaching may be a career they choose to enter.
Greenwood of Westford is one of five being honored as a 2014 Bridge Builder at Community Teamwork’s Celebrate Bridges to Independence event on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Donald Pierson, Vice Provost for Graduate Education at UMass Lowell, noted “Dean Greenwood’s innovative approach in UTeach and her commitment to quality education are bringing new talents and energies to K-12 classrooms.”
For 49 years, Community Teamwork has provided support for families in need, promoted economic self-sufficiency for all, and fostered a stronger community by partnering with others to expand opportunities for economic growth.
“Our Bridges to Independence event honors exceptional community leaders for the work they do to build bridges in our community,” said Karen Frederick, Executive Director, Community Teamwork, Inc. “Dr. Anita Greenwood is talented, inspiring, a forward thinker, and a true partner in educating the youth of today so they are ready for world of tomorrow. We are very pleased to recognize her efforts with the Lowell Public Schools to help ensure students have a bright future.”
Community Teamwork’s Celebrates Bridges to Independence event will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street in Lowell. Tickets are $75 each. For more information or to order tickets visit www.commteam.org or call 978-654-5766.
About Community Teamwork, Inc.
Community Teamwork was established in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Today, Community Teamwork’s mission is much the same as it was in 1965, but our strategies and programs have developed and grown in response to changing community needs. As Greater Lowell's Community Action Agency, we are a catalyst for social change. We strengthen communities and reduce poverty by delivering vital services and collaborating with key stakeholders to create housing, education, and economic opportunities. For more information visit: www.commteam.org.