PH  978 . 682 . 6441   |   354 Merrimack Street  |  Suite 210   |   Lawrence MA  01843    | FAX  978 . 974 .  9840

Adult Learning Center

NDEC_Lawrence has been awarded $100,000 Over the course of 5 years from the Cummings Foundation.

This award was made through their

$100K for 100 Program.
It will be used to support  English Language Learner Programs.

Cummings Foundation!

Thank you to bh+a,
Bargmann Hendrie+ Archetype, Inc.,
for outfitting our classrooms with new shelving, tables and seating!

The Notre Dame Education Center - Lawrence (NDEC-L) is a nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1996, dedicated to empowering low-income, under-educated adults in Lawrence, MA to improve their lives and the lives of their families. NDEC-Lawrence is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

NDEC-Lawrence will be forever grateful for the years of Emanuele, "Manny" Palumbo's service on our Board of Directors.  We are grateful as well, to his wife, Kathleen, and his children, Dominick, Anthony and Mary, family and friends who made generous contributions to NDEC-Lawrence in his memory, to continue the work he  started.

Students and staff of Notre Dame Education Center-Lawrence, celebrate with Sr. Eileen Burns, the award of a One Hundred Thousand Dollar Grant from the Woburn, MA based Cummings Foundation through their $100K for 100 Program. Read about it in the Eagle Tribune  and in Rumbo!


Our students at NDEC - Lawrence hail from many parts of the globe, bringing together a wonderful mix of culture, language, tradition, and aspiration.

Adult literacy and the development of self-esteem provide students with the life skills that support family growth, employment opportunities and community participation.

The students want to better their lives by becoming citizens, getting a drivers license, buying a house, or getting a new job, but they don’t always know where to begin. We show them how to take manageable steps toward creating the life they want in this country.

Our Mission:

The Notre Dame Education Center-Lawrence (NDEC) is a community of learning where low-income  adults are empowered to improve and enrich their lives and the lives of their families in an environment that is welcoming, respectful and dignified.  Through access to quality direct services, collaboration and advocacy for positive change, NDEC provides goal-oriented education, skills training, language and literacy development, enrichment opportunities and support services.  NDEC assists and supports adult learners to achieve their next steps and reach their full potential as productive, contributing workers in the community and in society.
(Approved by the board 3-6-2017)

When the weather is bad watch Channel 7 news for school closings.
School closings here
El cierre de escuelas aquí

Cuando el tiempo es malo ver canal 7 noticia para el cierre de la escuela

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A new school year has started!

We welcome back many returning learners and many new faces as well! 

Thank you all!

Friends, family, staff, volunteers, donors

made our 20 year celebration a tremendous success!
Our Video
(produced by Ryan Giggey)

is here
Enjoy our  photos below!

March to Support Immigrants 5/1/17, Lawrence, MA

  Welcome to NDEC - Lawrence, MA