In November, Compass celebrated the first graduating class from the Lynn FSS program. Below are a message from founder and Executive Director Sherry Riva, a video about the graduation, and pictures from the event.
Tuesday, November 29th was an extra special day here at Compass. We gathered to celebrate the first class of graduates from our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program operated in partnership with Lynn Housing Authority. Over the past five years, these 76 graduates have saved a total of $662,000 through the program, and used those savings to reach major financial goals.
There were many great moments that night, but what I keep thinking back to in particular is the way that so many graduates described how they are passing on what they have learned to their children, their siblings, or their neighbors. Amidst all the signs that our work is having an impact, I can think of no greater one than this – that our clients are sharing what they have learned with their friends and family, and inspiring others to follow their example.
Please take some time to check out a short video and several photos from the night, all included in this message.
Founder and Executive Director