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LAWRENCE PROSPERA IS A COMMUNITY DRIVEN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION OF STRENGTHENING THE INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES OF LAWRENCE, MA THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THRIVING NEIGHBORHOODS.


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In Massachusetts...
We Spend $14,000 a year to education a child
We spend $53,000 a Year to Incarcerate an Individual
We Can Do Better!
In Lawrence...
73% of residents speak a language other than English at home, impacting education & earning power
We Can Do Better!
In Lawrence
Average Monthly Rent is $2,200/month.
Average Monthly Income is $1,800
We Can Do Better! 
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    In just 4 short months with the SISU program, Juan was able to radically change his life. When he came to the  program, Juan had lost all hope. He was facing 3 felony charges and up to five years in the Department of Corrections. The Lawrence Superior Court Judge hearing his case told him he needed to immediately stop all gang activity and change his life. Juan heeded the warning and took the “worst thing that could happen” and used it as an opportunity. Juan found hope at the SISU Center and dove headfirst into bettering himself. He has shown respect and commitment towards the SISU program and his community. Juan was found guilty of all 3 felonies. At his sentencing hearing, members of the SISU team spoke on his behalf. Juan was given probation, contingent upon his continued work towards changing his life. Juan’s tenacity earned him a coveted Internship to Hire opportunity with the Lawrence Water Department, and he is hoping to turn that into a full time position. Juan is trail blazing through his success plan and truly a testament of what a second chance can do!
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    Elizabeth, a native of the Dominican Republic, is married to a US Citizen. She filed her initial citizenship application based on three years of marriage and his citizenship; however at her first interview with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, she was told she would need to schedule a new appointment to prove her marriage was bona fide.
    The Quintana Center Immigration Clinic worked with her to prepare a very detailed package that proved her marriage to her husband is in good faith, strong and current. She also received assistance preparing for the English speaking and comprehension section of the interview. Staff from the Immigration Clinic conducted a mock interview and assisted her in fully comprehending the questions that would be asked. In late June of 2018, she presented her case and completed the interview. She is now a U.S. Citizen. 

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