YWCA of Greater Lawrence

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Basic Information

Address: 38 Lawrence Street Lawrence, Ma 01840
Phone Number: 978.687.0331
Fax Number: 978.691.5286

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Additional Information

Focus: After School Program
Director: Maricelis Ortiz
Schools Served: Lawrence Public and Private Schools
County: Essex
Ages: 6 - 13
Capacity: 300
Membership/Pricing: Varies

Programs provided at the YWCA, as well at Parthum, South Lawence East and St. Monica's.


The YWCA of Greater Lawrence has been providing after school enrichment programs for boys and girls since the mid-1950's. While programs and services have changed, our commitment to safe, affordable care has remained in tact.

Program Highlights:

Help with Homework is one of our most popular programs, as well as our two Computer Centers.


Co-ed and gender-specific activites are offered and vary according to time of year, and interest areas.

Field Trip Destinations: Various, though usually from Lawrence to Boston destinations are offered.
Program Information:

The Co-Ed After School program provides enrichments and special programs for boys and girls including computer access, recreational activities, hoework assistance, special workshops, fitness programs and field trips.  The curriculum has a special focus on non-violence, nutrition, and substance abuse prevention.  Boys and girls 6 - 13 welcome. 

The Girls Center provides enrichment and special programs for girls age 6 - 17 including computer center, career exploration, homework assistance, leadership program, writing and literacy workshops, dance and sports programs, mother/daughter activities, traditional recreational opportunities such as field trips, arts and crafts and drama.  The curriculum includes healthy relationships and choices, with special emphasis on non-violence, nutrition, and pregnancy & substance abuse prevention.

Slogan: Improving the Lives of Women and Children