KIPPWe are so grateful to KIPP Academy of Lynn for selecting HAWC as a recipient of a $2,500 grant, provided through the Highland Street Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Seventh and eighth grade students Jorge Zapata, Jazzmine Sanderson, Eunice Beato, and Alayna D’Amico presented HAWC leadership with the check in late June.

The Highland Street Youth Philanthropy Initiative (HSYPI) empowers middle, high school, and college-aged youth to collectively choose and fund nonprofit organizations that are addressing the most pressing community and societal needs teaching them about philanthropy, supporting local communities, and how to make effective giving choices.

About HAWC

HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) is the oldest and the most comprehensive domestic violence agency on Massachusetts' North Shore. HAWC's mission is to create social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. HAWC provides services and support to victims of domestic abuse residing in 23 cities and towns on Massachusetts' North Shore. These services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, individual, legal and hospital advocacy, children’s services, a shelter program, community education and a Parent-Child Trauma Recovery Program. For more information please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Paula Herrington
Interim Executive Director
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