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CBA Receives $100,000 Grant from Cummings Foundation to Grow Our Financial Literacy Program!

We're thrilled to announce that the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) was one of 100 nonprofits in Eastern Massachusetts to be awarded a $100,000 grant through the Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" grant competition!

CBA Receives $5,000 Grant for New Community Garden from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation 

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has awarded the Coalition for a Better Acre a $5,000 grant for the construction of a new community garden. The grant will allow CBA to build a new community garden on its North Canal properties and expand access to fresh, local produce for residents of Lowell’s Acre neighborhood.

CBA Hosts Community Meeting for Future Smith Baker Center 

What would you like to see in a new Smith Baker Center? That was the question posed to over 75 Lowell residents, university officials and members of Lowell's performing arts community on April 28th at the first public meeting over the proposed renovation of Lowell's cathedral.

Smith Baker Center

Gorham Street Apartments 
The Gorham Street Apartments development project, a CBA initiative providing much-needed quality, affordable housing in Lowell, has received funding from the state of Massachusetts. 

Unity Place Apartments
This 23-unit apartment building, located at 482 Moody Street, is CBA's newest housing development.

Green spaces and community gardens - After 18 months of hard work, the Whiting Street community garden, named in memory of Wilfred Levasseur, was officially opened at a dedication ceremony on June 20. We're also excited to report great progress on the Decatur Alley cleanup.

Home Preservation Center/Foreclosure Prevention Counseling - HPC is a one-stop resource at 450 Merrimack St., established by CBA to help homeowners who are experiencing difficulty meeting their mortgage payments. Last year more than 300 homeowners were counseled.




Lowell National Night Out
Hundreds of residents joined CBA and NeighborWorks for fun, safety programs and entertainment during Lowell National Night Out.

 Monthly Pottluck
Come join us for our Monthly Potluck, an opportunity to share a meal and good conversation with CBA members and others from the community, We meet every fourth Thursday of the month, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm It will be held in the North Canal Community Room at 517 Moody Street in Lowell. All are welcome!


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Double Your Impact. Donate Today.
For a limited time, your donation to CBA counts double! The Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) provides a 50% state tax credit for donations of $1,000 or more to CBA. Learn how you can double your money as you help CBA build better communities.

Become a member
Becoming a member is easy, simply fill out our membership form on line or call Pam Miller at 978-452-7523 x800 if you have any questions

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities
Submit your information to learn more about volunteering at CBA or call Bunrith Sath at 978-452-7523 x809.