Merrimack Valley YMCA

Inclusion Programming at the Merrimack Valley YMCA

Much of Merrimack Valley YMCA programming is directed by their Inclusion Task Force. While this Task Force was on hiatus during the pandemic, they are now in the process of reconvening this important group. In order to be successful in the redevelopment of our Inclusion Task Force, they will need time to rework and redevelop. They are in the process of developing a partnership with the Methuen Superintendent of Schools to develop inclusive programming at the Andover/N. Andover YMCA. The funding from the Tower Foundation will allow them staff time to develop, in conjunction with Methuen Public Schools, this new inclusive programming.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
AMOUNT: $20,000

Perpetual Motion

Have you heard the Tower Foundation’s origin story?  It has now been freshly told by Cassandra Gainer in the recent issue of Traffic East, a Western New York journal celebrating entrepreneurial and creative energy.  Gainer interviewed daughters Mollie Byrnes and Cynthia Doyle in telling the story of Peter and Elizabeth Tower’s life together and how they came … Continued