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Welcome from President and CEO






June 2017

At Cardinal Cushing Centers like the rest of New England we missed spring and moved right into summer.  Our spring was wet and cool but that did not damper the enthusiasm and energy displayed by our students, adults and staff.

Congratulations to our 27 graduates for their outstanding achievements.  We wish them Godspeed as they embark on the next part of their life journey.  We were indeed blessed that they and their families were a part of the Cushing community. A special thanks to the staff who assisted them in achieving this milestone and by capping off their educational experience with us by taking them on a Trip of a Lifetime to Disney World.

An additional congratulation is in order to the Bass Café for being selected for a Reader’s Choice Award in Wicked Local Media Solutions 2017.

As we reflect on our 70th anniversary, which we celebrated in style at our annual Springtime gala on June 8th, we are indeed fortunate that the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and Cardinal Richard Cushing had the foresight, wisdom and courage to bring us into being.  As you look at the two pictures of our staff and students that follow, even though the dress code has been relaxed a bit, the smiles by both groups 70 years apart are a reminder of what a good place CCC is and what great good takes place each and every day in all of our programs which is carried out by an incredibly caring and competent staff.

The legacy not only continues but is growing.  Requests for admission in both our student and adult programs are strong.  The Kennedy building project is underway and the Capital Campaign is well on the way to bringing our new Marketplace into reality.  These initiatives will affirm that the next 70 years will be as bright and robust as the past 70!

I cannot stress how important it is for all of us to cherish and assure that the value and mission handed down to us by the Sisters and The Cardinal are safeguarded and that we incorporate them in our daily work.  At the same time we must embrace change and the exciting future before us and create unlimited opportunities for our students and adults to truly achieve a meaningful life and reach their full potential.

For all our community partners, thank you for your continued support of our mission and a special thanks to our Overseers and Board who tirelessly lend their expertise in guiding us.

Peter O’Meara