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Salem Cyberspace forms leadership circle

Posted by Justin Rice  March 8, 2012 11:33 AM

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The following is a press release from Salem Cyber Space:

SALEM, MA — Salem CyberSpace, a program of North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc., today announced the formation of a Leadership Council.  The Leadership Council is made up of eleven North Shore academic and business leaders who will assist the program’s Director in increasing the visibility of the programs, raising needed funds, identifying opportunities for partnerships, and assisting students in finding internships and accessing post-secondary education.

“I was asked to be on the Council to assist students who are interested in pursuing careers in the trades.  I applaud Salem CyberSpace for recognizing that the trades provide a successful pathway to a sustainable wage career,” said Brian Cranney, President of Cranney Companies.

“We are a small program that will benefit greatly by the connections and knowledge that our region’s leaders can bring to our staff and our students,” said Linda Saris, Director of Salem CyberSpace. “On June 5, 2012, we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary with our Great Expectations fundraiser and will be working closely with our Leadership Council to make this first ever fundraiser a success.”

Leadership Council members include Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, Dr. Wayne Burton, President of North Shore Community College, Dr. Stephen Immerman, President of Montserrat College of Art, Dr. Patricia Meservey, President of Salem State University, Dr. Richard Wylie, President of Endicott College, Robert Crosby, President of NESI, Inc., Steven Dodge, CEO of Windover LLC, Wendi Goldsmith, President of Bioengineering Group, William Howard, CEO of Beverly Cooperative Bank,  and Frederick Schmid, Fellow, GT Advanced Technologies (founder and CEO, Crystal Systems).

“Salem CyberSpace has 16 students enrolled at NSCC and the first 3 will graduate this year and move on to a 4-year college.  We are very excited about working more closely with the college counselors at CyberSpace to help their students succeed in college and identify college and career pathways after their graduation,” said Dr. Wayne Burton, President of North Shore Community College.

About Salem CyberSpace and North Shore Community Action Programs

Salem CyberSpace (www.salemcyberspace.org), at 98 Lafayette Street in Salem, is a program of North Shore Community Action Programs (www.nscap.org), with a mission to expand educational and career opportunities for low-income youth and adults. NSCAP is the anti-poverty nonprofit serving Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Danvers, and surrounding communities with a mission to help low-income people become economically self-sufficient.

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