Promoting civic engagement and partnerships between the students, faculty, and staff of MIT@Lawrence and Lawrence community residents and organizations, MIT@Lawrence promotes locally-led collective asset-building projects and research in three areas: affordable housing production; asset building as a economic and community development strategy; and youth pathways to education, careers, and community. Some of the projects and research include partnering with the City of Lawrence Community Development Department to create a strategy to generate a more diverse, affordable mix of housing types and implementing a Green Jobs Initiative, which will identify green business opportunities in Lawrence and leverage the city’s “green business friendly” atmosphere competitively.

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