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UPDATED NOTICE POSTED at 10:50 am ---- CAI will open today at 1 pm.  There will be no Head Start or Family Day Care transportation. However, family day care educators may be open. Please call your educator ahead of time to confirm. Day adult education classes are cancelled. The evening English @ Work class tonight is also cancelled.  Heating assistance, WIC and all other scheduled morning appointments will need to be rescheduled. Please call us to reschedule!  Afternoon appointments will occur as scheduled.  Homeowners with "no heat" emergencies should call 978-994-3430 any time the agency is closed (note - this number can ONLY be used for this purpose and no other). Tenants should call your landlords or, in the event he or she is unresponsive, call your community's code enforcement or health dept. offices.   Head Start and Family Day Care parents may also view Fox 25 Boston TV and/or look at www.Fox25Boston.com for added information and updates.  We will be listed as "CAI Head Start" and "CAI FDC."  IMPORTANT NOTE:   if you are coming to Washington Square this afternoon, please note that the City has declared a “Snow Emergency” until 5 pm today.  Parking is prohibited on Emerson, Merrimack, Washington and Essex streets.  Please allow extra time for walking from metered lots or from Bailey Blvd. where on street parking is allowed.”

 

 


CAI Adult Learning Center student, Diana DeJesus, shares her speech at the Learning Center's end-of-year Celebration this past June. Community Action, Inc. sincerely thanks Ms. DeJesus for sharing her story with us and the community.

 

 

“Hello, Good Morning! My name is Diana DeJesus. I am 41 years old. I’m a single parent of three beautiful smart kids and I have a 2 year old granddaughter. My kids mean the world to me. I was born in Boston, I grew up in Chelsea and Lawrence, and now I’m a resident of Haverhill. I have lived here for 5 years and I love it here.

I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to enroll at Community Action in September of 2016. I said to myself, ‘this is my time’. Community Action has been part of my life since then. I remember struggling in the beginning but throughout the months of studying every single day, I can say I am very confident with myself now, and that I can and I will do anything to prepare myself for the next step.

I’m excited to be advancing to the next level and in the future, I want to attend college. So, I will continue to work toward my goals by making a schedule and taking the time to study every day.

My advice to those that enter classes at Community Action would be to take advantage of the great opportunity that they have to offer. They have the best staff that is always available to help in any way they can. Step one is to want to do it. Step two is to be consistent in the everyday classwork. Take the time to go home and review what the teacher taught that day. Step three is to give it your all. You will do great!

Always believe in yourself. Thank you!”

 

Learn more about the CAI Adult Learning Center and the free programs that it offers to the community including: HiSET preparation, ESOL classes and more.

 

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