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3rd Annual Holyoke Greet the Children

August 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am


Holyoke Greet the Children is a grassroots community effort. This is the 3rd Year the community begins to organize and plan for the first day of school last year we successfully held four Greet the Children Events at (Kelly, Morgan, Lawrence and E.N. White!).

We are pleased to announce all four schools are again signed up to have an event, and this year will be adding Holyoke High Dean Campus / STEM Academy.

Are you interested in hosting a Greet the Children event at your school, contact event founder/organizer Nelson Rafael Roman, Executive Director of Nueva Esperanza Inc (NelsonRoman@nuevaofholyoke.org or 413-437-7666)

The idea is to celebrate education and encourage students in our own communities as they return to school.

It is a model that can be copied and applied to any school with no costs except for the time and effort of caring adults in the community.

We will be lining up in two lines on either side at the entryways of where the children are coming in on their first day and applauding them, hi-fiving, and welcoming them into their first day of school with an uplifted spirit, and treated like Rock Stars!

The event also serves as a reminder that the power of organizing lives with us. No grant, non-profit organization or government agency is needed for us to show the children of our community we care.

If you would like to coordinate a location please inbox me. If you would like help organizing and effort at a school not named please contact me directly.

Open to all caring adults of the community.

Ideally, 20 or more adults is a great greeting. Please, when you RSVP Comment and inform of which of the two sites you will be at, if you are interested in serving as Captain for another school please message us directly and we will add your school and name(s) as Captain(s) to the list.

Here are the schools that this campaign will begin with this year are we will be meeting up at the schools. Note the different meetup times:

Morgan Elementary School – 596 S Bridge St, Holyoke, MA (Capt. Carmen Ocasio and Gerardo Torres, President/Vice President South Holyoke Neighborhood Association & Ward 2 School Committeewoman Rosalee Williams.) 8:15 MEET UP TIME

Holyoke High Dean Campus / STEM Academy – 1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (Capt. Ward 2 City Councilor/ Nueva Esperanza ED Nelson Roman & Parent Advocate Jennifer Keitt) 7:00 am MEET UP TIME

Lawrence Elementary School – 156 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA
(Capt. Ward 1 School Committeewoman Mildred Lefebvre & Ward 4 School Committeewoman Irene Feliciano-Sims)
8:15 am MEET UP TIME

E.N. White Elementary School – 1 Jefferson St, Holyoke, MA
7:05 am MEET UP TIME (Capt. State Rep Aaron Vega and People’s Bank Member Lauren Baillargeon Tabin)

Kelly Elementary School – 216 West St, Holyoke, MA (Capt. One Holyoke CDC Israel Rivera)
8:00 am MEET UP TIME


August 28, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am


Holyoke, MA

To submit an event via email, email calendar@theresistancecenter.org
If you have any suggestions, questions, or problems with this calendar, please email us or call us at (413) 584-8975