COVID-19 UPDATE: April 3, 2020: LEO Child Care Centers are closed through May 4, 2020. LEO's Broad Street offices are closed to clients and the public. But we're working! Call 781.581.7220 to speak to a staff member. Thank you!

About LEO

Mission

LEO Inc.’s mission is to strengthen the Greater Lynn community through resources and services that provide opportunities for children, families and individuals to thrive.

Vision

Education

Families will be more effective advocates for themselves and their children fostering school readiness, resilience and economic stability.

Health & Wellness

Individuals and families will embrace whole-family, whole-body health through nutrition, activity and an established community of medical providers.

Safety & Well-Being

Families and individuals will live more securely through reliable home heating, weatherization, utility solutions, and supplemental food distributions.

What We Do

LEO Inc. provides a safety net of services for at-risk, low-income families, stabilizing them for the short term while investing in a long-term, two-generation approach to education that promotes economic independence and family stability. We partner with individuals, children and families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wakefield to increase participation in programs that maximize their potential. Together we demonstrate that it is possible to break the cycle of poverty and move forward.

LEO’s signature programs are Early Head Start and Head Start, early education and care for children from birth to 5 years; home heating fuel assistance; and energy conservation and safety services that keep homes safe and efficient for residents. LEO’s intake and referral process ensures that our clients have access to the full complement of services for which they qualify, which also include supplemental food distribution, emergency rent and utility assistance, English language and financial literacy classes, VITA income tax preparation, and other programs that improve an adult’s ability to be an effective caregiver and head of household.

Success Stories

Warmth is a Necessity

Louis (94) and Marilyn (86) live in a cozy lakeside cabin they purchased together in the 60s. Louis, a Veteran of the US Navy, and Marilyn, a retired registered nurse. Both career professionals, now living as most seniors do, on…

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Early Head Start: Malak's Success

Malak Almubarak moved from Home Based Care to Early Head Start (center-based care) in March 2017. She began EHS at one year old, weighing just 15 lbs., a weight so low that she was flagged for “failure to thrive,” falling…

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people in 3,290 households served this year

8,107

of households are single parent, female led

31%

of clients own their home

24%

Community Partners

Possible Future Capital Campaign

Raising the money to fund a one-time need for the organization–in most cases having a building that meets the needs of the community served by the organization...

News & Events

April 7, 2020

Event

Policy Council Meetings

Policy Council meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. Except holiday weeks, the meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month. Attendance is required at all policy council meetings Attendance is required for parent center representatives at parent center meeting each month. Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. at 156 Broad Street, Lynn MA 01901. Light...

April 15, 2020

Event

Board of Directors Meetings

The LEO Board of Directors meets via conference call at 5:00 pm. Contact LEO at 781-309-5619 for specific instructions on how to join the meeting. Thank you!

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