Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center Donates to Local Elementary School

Pictured l-r Charley Murphy, Ines Artu, Katie Cheng and Alexander Mathews

On October 23, 2015 Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) presented a financial donation to the Sarah Greenwood School in Dorchester, to purchase books and equipment for their new library.

The school’s library project started roughly 10 months ago when Alexander Mathews, the principal at the Greenwood School, was approached by Ms. La Camera, a retiree looking for a cause to support and a place to volunteer. When Ms. La Camera visited the school she quickly realized the students needed a more modern yet robust library. Joining forces with Ms. Ines Artu, the school Librarian, they raised funds to build the library and recruited volunteers to help paint, build shelves and catalog books.

When Charley Murphy, President and CEO of Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center heard that the Sarah Greenwood School needed support to grow their new library, he jumped at the opportunity to help. “We are neighbors servicing the same community – sharing similar goals of increasing resources in our community,” said Charley Murphy. “Helping them helps our community grow.”

Pictured in this photo is (l-r) Charley Murphy, Ines Artu, Katie Cheng and Alexander Mathews.

About Sarah Greenwood School**
The Sarah Greenwood School is an extended day school (8:30-4:10) that features dual language instruction (English and Spanish) in grades K1 through grade two. The extra hour and forty minutes, allows teachers to determine more accurately what students need most next in their instruction as well as offer enrichment such as art, debate, sports, customized math programs, challenge-based learning, among other classes. To learn more about Sarah Greenwood School, visit their website at [www.bostonpublicschools.org](http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/1160)