Like most urban communities, Lawrence, MA battles with crime, unemployment, an underperforning public school system, and urban blight. These and other risk factors take a heavy toll on our youth. The Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund's Alternative Youth Development Program helps ensure that every young adult in the City has a fighting chance. To learn more, click on the image.
At the Maria del Pilar Quintana Family Center, we help adults, ages 18 to 80+, with day and evening ESL classes, citizenship classes and services, and assimilating into the community. LFDEF is the only US Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals recognized agency in Lawrence. To learn more, click on the image
Lawrence Family Development Charter School, founded in 1995, is one of the first 15 charter schools in Massachusetts. The charter school educates students in grades kindergarten through 8. The school offers a two year full day kindergarten program through grade, which is supplemented by afterschool and summer programs.To learn more, click on the image
PFK Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2007, the direct scholarship and endowment funds were established to recognize the retirement of Patricia Foley Karl, one of the founders. Each year, LFDEF graduates receive financial assistance from the scholarship fund to continue their education at a New England private high school. To learn more, click on the image.