Cultural Enrichment Program Coordinator
Kara holds a Masters in Community Arts Education from Lesley University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from UMass Lowell. Prior to becoming the Club’s Cultural Enrichment Program Coordinator, Kara worked with the Club as a Youth Development Managerial Intern and in the Teen Pathways department as the College and Career Center Lead. She has also worked as a substitute teacher for Lowell Public Schools, and as a Program Intern through TeenBLOCK at the Lowell Community Health Center. In her current role, Kara works with all Club Members on cultural enrichment programming, including: making collaborative/ solo art, having conversations/ group discussions based around identity, culture, & self-love. She also assists Club teens in the Youth of the Year application process, engages Club members in weekly dance and meditation sessions, and coordinates and chaperones culturally enriching field trips, outside activities & guest speakers for all Club members ages 8 to 18.
When Kara is not working at the Club, she enjoys participating in community service and leadership opportunities, is the Logistics Coordinator and a performer with Mill Advised Dance Crew, and enjoys thrift shopping, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family and cat, Sara. Kara works at the Club because her passion is helping and serving others, and because working here allows her to impact the daily lives of our incredible youth in the city of Lowell. Kara loves being part of a devoted staff team, and feels that she has so much to learn from Club members and her fellow staff members. She also loves the Club’s focus on DEI in both programming and organizationally.