Living the Dream Partners Award

The “Living the Dream Partners” award recognizes individuals, organizations and events that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Perform exemplary deeds of service in the Greater Lowell Area;
  • Help individuals and/or their community through one or more extraordinary acts;
  • Promote peace, unity and diversity;
  • Make efforts to combat long term, persistent problems that impact entire communities (for example those who have taken innovative steps to address hunger, homelessness, lack of access to health care, and other issues).

All nominations must include a 250-500 word nomination essay that details how the nominee meets the criteria listed above, and why they should be recognized at the annual Living the Dream Celebration.

Submissions due by noon on December 17, 2021.

2022 Recipients


Newell Flather (Posthumously)

Former Trustee and President, Theodore Edson Parker Foundation

Dolores “Loli” Sierra

Community Engagement Coordinator, Coalition for a Better Acre


The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.


“Community Block Party: Meet Your Candidates!”

Hosted by the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Center (CMAA) in collaboration with Lowell Votes and the Office of the City Manager, Lowell

Past Recipients


  • Individual
  • Pastor Carmen Bermudez, Iglesia Trono Celestial
  • Organization
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank


  • Individual
    Mercy Anampiu, Director of Health Promotion, Lowell Community Health Center

    Leslie Rivera
    Reengagement Specialist,
    UTEC, Inc.

    Sally Thayer
    Nutrition Manager, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Organization
    History UnErased


  • Individual
    Lieutenant Marisol Nobrega, Lowell Police Department
  • Organization
    Lowell Votes
  • Community Event
    Southeast Asian Water Festival

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