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ROOTS AND DREAMS: TWENTY YEARS OF THE 
HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION
 
Roots and Dreams: Twenty Years of the Human Services Corporation 
   
When asked to name the most significant achievement of the Human Services Corporation, president Peter S. Stamas says, "I suppose the achievement that is most spectacular and the one most talked about is the role that we played in keeping the idea of the Urban National Park alive once it had been conceived, and being the catalyst that brought it through to fruition."
 
     October, 1991, marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Human Services Corporation (HSC) of Lowell.  In the past two decades, HSC has done exemplary work in the areas of urban planning, education, children's services, and respite care.  The city's network of magnet schools, the state and national parks, and the community's holistic definition of culture can be traced to HSC.
 
     The Human Services Corporation was organized in 1971, having grown out of Lowell's Model Cities Program and its citizen participation group, the Acre Model Neighborhood Organization (AMNO).  The seven original incorporators were Rev. Bernard A. Belley, Joseph T. Dillon, Angelike Georgalos, John E Kirwin, Lillian L. Lamoureux, Patrick J. Mogan, and Peter S. Stamas.  Their intent was to continue the work begun by the Model Cities Education Component and AMNO, and to go beyond.  Since that time, more than 100 persons have served as directors of the organization.
 
Peter Stamas President, HSC
  

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