cover_into_the_beautiful_northTHE NEA BIG READ
Luis Urrea Talks: April 11 & 12

Thanks to all who joined in on our 2016-17 Connecticut River Valley NEA Big Read Kick-Off Events last fall—the Spirit of Place Community Day and Mariachi and “The Magnificent Seven” film screening. Learn more about the Big Read program here.

Luis Urrea is coming to the valley on April 11 (Holyoke Community College) and April 12 (Wistariahust and Greenfield Community College)! Find details here.



The Mary Lyon Foundation is inspired by and takes its name from western Massachusetts native, Mary Lyon—a 19th century pioneer in women’s education and advocate for opportunity and quality education for all.

It is with great pride that the organization celebrates its 25th year of providing educational programs, events, and services to the hilltown communities. We will continue to identify the needs of our schools, and actively find ways to create and fund programs to assist in those needs.

The Mary Lyon Foundation Inc. was established in 1990 and incorporated on March 8, 1991. It is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting all aspects of quality education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.

Please consider including the Mary Lyon Foundation in your estate plans. Contact us here.