There is an announcement posted on the “One Lowell” website and noted on Facebook that Victoria Fahlberg, the founder of ONE Lowell, will be leaving her position as Executive Director effective Sept. 30th 2010.
Victoria Fahlberg, the founder of ONE Lowell, will be leaving her position as Executive Director effective Sept. 30th 2010. Victoria was hired in early 2002 as the Project Director of the ONE Lowell Coalition, a pilot project of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement initiated to promote civic engagement among Lowell’s newest citizens. When the project ended in 2003, Victoria began the work of transforming the project into the highly visible and well regarded agency that ONE Lowell is today.
Since 2003 she has created successful programs and campaigns that help immigrant and refugee families in Lowell to become self sufficient and well integrated into the fabric of American society. Some of her achievements include the Truancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1,000 truant students in the Lowell Public Schools, ONE Lowell’s citizenship program that helped over 1300 Cambodian refugees apply for citizenship, the Fair Vote Lowell campaign designed to bring greater equity to local elections, and the ONE Lowell World Cup multi-cultural soccer tournament which has for the past four years brought all the immigrant groups in and around Lowell together to play each other in friendly soccer matches for two days. This event has brought the very vibrant and indicative spirit of this city to light for the entire community. Victoria has advocated tirelessly for immigrants and refugees on the local, state and national levels, including efforts on behalf of the city’s newly established Immigration Commission.
ONE Lowell is well positioned to continue these efforts on behalf of immigrants and refugees in Lowell. We are proud with the work she has done to get ONE Lowell to the level where it is today. We are extremely grateful and thankful to Victoria’s dedication to the vision of ONE Lowell over the past several years and all she did to strengthen the community and impact the lives so many people.
For additional information, contact: Michael Gallagher, President, ONE Lowell, 978) 656-5611 [phone] or Michael.Gallagher@ebtc.com [email].
This entry was posted on Friday, September 17th, 2010 at 8:07 am