The following programs are in their infancy or are longer-term goals:

Merrimack Valley Reading Association
Merrimack Valley Reading Association has been formed in collaboration with the Leadership and Literacy Foundation, a local chapter of the National Reading Association. Please contact Meghan Crowe at for more information.

Read-A-Thon and Disney World Leadership Project
Through the leadership of Sal Lupoli, Chairman of the Board for the Foundation, these two projects will include a partnership with the Lawrence Public Schools, parents, and the local business community. If you would like more information regarding this initiative please contact Jim Carlson at

Project STRIVE and Cambridge College Partnership
In April 2007, Project STRIVE classes moved to Cambridge College's Lawrence campus location with outstanding success. An initiative in the upcoming months is to expand this partnership to the Cambridge College campuses located in Cambridge and Springfield.

Early Numeracy Curriculum
The Foundation, Little Sprouts Child Enrichment Centers, and Cambridge College are currently working together to develop a early numeracy curriculum for preschoolers. Once developed this curriculum will be implemented at all of the Little Sprouts Early Education Centers.

New Early Education Literacy Curriculum
Roxbury Community College, The Foundation, Little Sprouts Child Enrichment Centers, and PBS Behind the Lions curriculum development team will be begin work on a literacy curriculum. This curriculum will be targeted for children at Little Sprouts new Early Education Center at Roxbury Community College.

Children's Museum, Lawrence MA
The foundation sits on the steering committee of a group from Lawrence, MA who are planning to open a children's museum in that city.

Book Mobile
The Foundation is working on a plan to purchase a book mobile that would serve the Merrimack Valley.

Grants Filed
The Foundation has filed grant applications with the following organizations:

Carol White Physical Education Grant (U.S. Department of Education)
Early Childhood Professional Development (U.S. Department of Education)
General Mills
Citizen Bank: Community Champions
Scholastic Books
Kripalu Yoga Center

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