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LEAP for Education receives $250,000 catalyst gift from Wellington Management Foundation

Grant funds will be used to expand free after school programs in Lynn. Download the News Release SALEM, MA — Executive Director Linda Saris announced on January that LEAP for Education (LEAP) received a $250,000 Catalyst gift from the Wellington Management Foundation. The grant will be paid out over three years and used to open a free after-school program for 80 youth at the Thurgood Marshall Middle School (TMMS) in Lynn, Massachusetts. Scheduled to begin in spring of 2020, the program will be open to all Lynn students in grades 6 – 8 and will be the first of its […]


Meet our newest LEAP staff members!

A key element of LEAP’s success is our ability to recruit talented team members with a variety of experience, skills, and expertise. We are pleased to introduce our newest team members, Hilary Kopp, Vicki Tzortzis, and Eli Santana. Vasiliki “Vicki” Tzortzis, Teen Center Coordinator Vicki oversees all of the programs, staff, and volunteers at the Teen Center. Vicki has a bachelor’s in Expressive Arts Therapies with specializations in Holistic Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy. She has over three years of experience as an academic tutor in both undergraduate and graduate levels, working with English Learner students and those with different learning abilities […]


What They Don’t Tell You: An Unconventional Guide to Your Senior Year of High School

Dear High School Senior, First and foremost, I’d like you to congratulate yourself. That’s something I didn’t do enough. Contrary to what you may believe, graduating high school is a big deal. You may be the first in your family to do so, so stop undermining your accomplishments, no matter how “small” you might think they are. The only person stopping you is you; you’re your own worst enemy. If your goal is to attend college after high school, make sure that’s what you make this year about. Don’t think of it as “Wow, I’ve worked so hard, now I […]