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Northshore September 2015

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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94 | MAY + JUNE 2015 nshoremag.com 94 nshoremag.com November 2012 TO A DV E R T I S E , C O N TAC T: S A L E S @ N S H O R E M AG .C O M O R 9 7 8 - 8 2 4 - 2 8 0 6 D E A D L I N E : S E P T E M B E R 2 N D DON'T MISS THESE EXCITING SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTIONS: N OV E M B E R CROWNING DENTISTS A showcase of the area's leading cosmetic dentists, oral surgeons, general dentists and more. THE COLLEGE GUIDE A resource for parents and high- school students as they embark on the college search. SKI GUIDE From the best powder to the essential equipment and gear for the winter season, put your best "snow shoe" forward in our ultimate guide. 94 in-depth LIVE renovations, repairs, and other projects with agencies like Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council. But through the 20 years that YouthBuild Lawrence has existed, the program has produced more than homes: It's also turned hard-luck stories into redemp- tion tales. Recently, there was the man who, after overseeing drug sales on four street corners for years, turned out to be a natural leader who flourished on construction sites; he became a YouthBuild instructor who climbed the organization's national ranks. There's the single mother from one of Lawrence's poorest neigh- borhoods who earned her GED through YouthBuild Lawrence; having then earned her associate's degree in criminal justice at Northern Essex Community College, she's now working toward a career in law enforcement. Countless others have taken jobs in healthcare, manu- facturing, retail, and other sectors of the workforce. And increasingly, Lyskowsky says, new recruits arrive after hearing about how their friends and rela- tives turned their lives around during their time with YouthBuild Lawrence. "The program is about transformation," Lyskowsky says. "And from the beginning until the end, we focus on baby steps to create that transformation." Jeremy Matos (left) and Eddy Joaquin study building plans. YouthBuild Lawrence 355 Haverhill St. Lawrence 978-681-0548 youthbuild.org CO N TAC T

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