Ginny LaCrow appointed Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center Coordinator
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Charlesview, Inc. is dedicated to advancing the well-being of individuals and families and to promoting the diversity and vibrancy of the Allston-Brighton community. We do this by providing healthy, affordable homes; offering programs designed to enrich, educate and inspire; and engaging in innovative philanthropy.
Charlesview, Inc. has announced the appointment of Virginia (Ginny) LaCrow to head up the new Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center in Brighton. Ms. LaCrow comes to the Community Center with a strong background and experience as a program coordinator, career specialist, and job coach. Most recently she served as career specialist and acting manager of the Allston/Brighton Resource Center.
“We are pleased to welcome Ginny as our first Community Center Coordinator. We have a very full calendar of events in the coming months and we are confident that Ginny will help make the Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center dynamic and as central to the community as it was meant to be,” said Jo-Ann Barbour, Charlesview, Inc. Executive Director.
Charlesview, Inc. is the nonprofit co-developer of the Charlesview Residences and the Community Center. Ms. LaCrow will work closely with Charlesview, Inc. and Peabody Properties, the property management company with offices on the premises.
The Josephine A. Fiorentino Community Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July and became fully operational in late September. While the Center is located at the Charlesview Residences, it is open to the entire Allston-Brighton community. The Center offers programs
for children and adults in the arts, music, video, ESL, job training, computer training and health and wellness. The Center is wireless and has a computer room outfitted with 50 computers – features contributed by Google, Inc. It also has an art classroom, community meeting space, classrooms for children and adults and common areas. All community spaces are fully handicapped-accessible. The Community Center is available to the public for
special events and meetings.
Ms. LaCrow has several years of experience working with nonprofits in the field of adult education/workforce development. Her pervious work involved program design, coordination and management, partner outreach and relationship building with partner organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s degree from Goddard University in Vermont.
Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014