[act-ma] Youth Rally for Summer Jobs and More at Open Media Boston (week of 3/30/10)

Jason Pramas jpramas at igc.org
Wed Mar 31 20:44:23 PDT 2010

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Hi folks! Check out this week's stories on Open Media Boston. And check 
the bottom of this message for a special invitation from the Notre Dame 
Education Center in South Boston to Open Media Boston viewers to attend 
an April 8th fundraising harbor cruise at a special discounted rate. 
Help support adult education while having a pleasant dinner on the water.

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Spirit of Boston helps keep “Hope Alive.”
Notre Dame Education Center continues the dream of adult education
Adult education students look to inspire community at a local fundraiser 
to support the goals of adult education.

SOUTH BOSTON, MA, 3/25/10 – For friends and family of the Notre Dame 
Education Center, the Spirit of Boston boat cruise will transform into 
“a place of hope” for the Center’s second annual “Hope Alive” fundraiser 
on April 8th, 2010. Guests will dream of endless possibilities as they 
set sail around scenic Boston Harbor for an enchanting evening on the 

“We strive to make our students’ dreams become reality “ says spokesman 
Craig Maser, as the Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) lives out its 
mission as a place of hope through the service they provide for 
students. “Notre Dame has helped me put my best foot forward towards 
accomplishing my dream” says high school diploma student, Corey Brooks.

“Hope Alive” is certain to touch many heartstrings throughout the 
evening as guests exchange heartfelt stories and experiences with 
students and honorary guests, Jack Shaughnessy and Boston College grad 
Richard “Dick” Horan, who will be honored with the 2010 Mary Shaughnessy 
Inspiration award later in the night. The “Hope Alive” evening will 
include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and both silent and live 
auctions. Tickets for the event are on sale at www.ndecboston.org. All 
proceeds from “Hope Alive” will continue to foster the success of NDEC 
and support the importance of adult education in the Greater Boston 

For readers of Open Media Boston, Notre Dame Education Center is 
offering Spirit boarding passes at a savings of $30. When you send in 
your RSVP, just mark it “OMB” and pay only $70pp.

Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC), a non-profit organization located in 
South Boston, provides adult learning and literacy programs for people 
looking to continue their adult education in such programs as English 
for Speakers of Other Languages, High School Diploma, Literacy, Distance 
Learning, and social services such as Job Counseling, Citizenship 
Preparation, and educational tutoring.

Contact Information:
Craig A. Maser
200 Old Colony Ave.
South Boston, MA 02127
617-268-1912 ext. 248
cmaser at ndecboston.org

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