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Brockton Interfaith Community to celebrate 19th anniversary

February 4, 2009  |  The Brockton Enterprise

By Maria Papadopoulos

ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

Posted Feb 05, 2009 @ 04:02 PM

 

For 19 years, the Brockton Interfaith Community has worked to make Brockton a better place to live and work.

More recently, the faith­based organization has worked to address the city’s foreclosure crisis, has built affordable housing on city streets, and has pushed for more summer jobs and after school programs for city youth, among other projects.

The organization includes members of 20 churches and a synagogue and plans to continue its tradition of community organizing as it enters its second decade in Brockton, Janine Carreiro, lead organizer for Brockton Interfaith Community, said Thursday.

“It’s more about bringing people together around issues and concerns, researching solutions and then trying to see those solutions through,” Carreiro said.

The group, founded in 1990, will celebrate its 19th anniversary with a family dinner and entertainment from 6­10 p.m. on Saturday at the Fruth Center, 891 Main St.

The event, which will include music and dancing and performance by a magician, is open to the public.

Tickets are $20 per person and $5 per child, with a maximum family contribution of $50.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Carreiro at 508-­587­9550 or at the door.