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Mystic Valley Elder Services receives $ 30,250

Mystic Valley Elder Services received $ 30,250 through a fundraising effort in which United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley worked in partnership with the Town of Malden called the “Malden Together Fund” to help support residents of Malden most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Malden Together Fund mobilizes resources for emergency aid and expanded food distribution, with a focus on the most economically vulnerable. The fund has deployed resources through nonprofit partners to prevent financial crises and displacement of residents of the town of Malden. This will be done primarily through paying household bills and, as such, can serve as a flexible source of cash assistance for basic household expenses. MVES has invested the grant money in rental assistance and grocery gift cards for Malden residents in need.

Teamsters Local 25 awards scholarship to Malden resident

Teamsters Local 25 awarded college scholarships valued at $ 58,000 to 29 high school students at its membership meeting in May.

The scholarships were presented in a moving ceremony outside the Charlestown Union Hall, which included inspirational words from Teamsters Local 25 President Sean O’Brien and City Councilor for Boston, Michelle Wu, the Local 25 approved candidate for mayor of Boston. Teamsters Local 25 also produced a tribute video on social media honoring college-related seniors.

Gavin Kelly, a recent graduate of Malden Catholic High School who will attend Bunker Hill Community College, is the recipient of the Teamsters Local 25 DBR Group Inc. Scholarship. Gavin is the son of Ann Marie Kelly, member of Local 25 of the Teamsters who work out of the Local 25 office in Charlestown.

“Teamsters Local 25 is proud to provide educational opportunities for the children of our members,” said O’Brien. “It is important that we invest in our future and inspire young people to succeed. It is clear from discussions with the recipients at the ceremony that these children are smart, engaged and hardworking. Our future looks bright and we can look forward to great things from the next generation. ”

“DBR Group is honored to support Gavin Kelly in his studies,” said Paul R. Desrosiers, CFA, Managing Director of DBR Group Inc., a Hilb Group company. “As evidenced by his work at the Charlestown JFK Early Education Center and his experience volunteering with St. Francis de Sales Church, Gavin is a shining example of the type of youth that Teamsters Local 25 recognizes with their scholarship program.”

Since 2006, the Teamsters Local 25 Memorial Scholarship Program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funds. All students are children or grandchildren of Local 25 members or retirees. Teamsters Local 25 provides scholarships each year to the children of Teamsters members and retirees to help the next generation of Teamsters. leaders to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Jordyn Meehan.

Malden resident receives first Republic ErkanSM scholarship

Malden’s Catholic class of 2024 and Malden resident Jordyn Meehan have been selected as one of 10 young women across the country to participate in the Hafize Gaye Erkan First Republic SM scholarship program.

This program is sponsored by the National Coalition of Girls Schools and provides a grant of $ 5,000 per year each high school year to be used for STEM educational programs and services. As an Erkan FellowSM, Meehan will also participate in a mentorship program that includes academic advisors, business professionals and executives.

The Hafize Gaye Erkan First Republic Fellowship ProgramSM promotes education, leadership and career paths in STEM for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds. The scholarship is designed to make young women lifelong learners and transformational leaders of character. Students who receive the ErkanSM scholarship have demonstrated strong academic results, an interest in STEM disciplines, a promise of leadership, community service, and a desire for rewarding experiences and lifelong learning.

Meehan was appointed by her teacher and godmother, Lauren Dupont, who has taught biology and physics at Malden Catholic for the past few years.

“Jordyn is an exceptional student who has an innate talent for exploring science and technology,” said Dupont. “I think she will make a huge contribution to First Class Erkan FellowshipSM.”

“We are very proud of Jordyn’s accomplishment,” said Rose Maria Redman, Director of Malden Catholic. “As one of the top 10 scholarship students across the country, she exemplifies the type of students who attend Malden Catholic… young adults who have the curiosity to fully explore academic subjects of interest, the leadership to establish foundational programs that will benefit others and the desire to give back to the community.

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