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.

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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)

By FAX at 978.974.9840, PHONE at 978.682.6441 or email

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Front Desk -
Reception ~ x 10 ~ For all general information

Juan Belliard - Program Manager x 11 ~

Emilia Hernandez - Nurse Aide Coordinator/Career Coach x 12 ~

Sr. Pauline Raposo - Finances x 13~

Christine Maloof - Administrative Assistant x 14 -

Sr. Mary Whalen Citizenship Information/ Volunteer Coordinator x 15

Sr. Eileen Burns - Executive Director x 16 ~


From the South
Take Route 114 toward Lawrence. ​After going under the railroad bridge, turn right onto Merrimack Street from Route 114. Enter the Riverwalk Properties at the Sal's Restaurant sign on the left.

​From the North
Take I-495 South toward Lawrence / North Andover.Take exit 44-43 toward Merrimac Street / Mass Ave.Take exit 44 for Merrimack Street toward Sutton Street. Turn right at Merrimack Street. Enter the Riverwalk Properties at the Sal's Restaurant sign on the right.

On the Campus
On entering the Riverwalk Properties, look for the building on the river, facing the parking lot, Building 1, Entry C (under the three flags) 

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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

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

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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.

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