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Pam Gillig and 2 representatives of Cava

Hingham Mom Thanks 200 Staff for Special Care of People with Disabilities

By cushingcenters | June 17, 2024

On Wednesday, nearly 200 staff of Cardinal Cushing School in Hanover met to enjoy a luncheon together, thanks to Hingham resident and Cushing parent Pam Gillig – along with food…

Mike Sheehan, Jim Dunphy, and Michelle Markowitz

Springtime Gala Honors Volunteerism; Raises $580,000 for People with Disabilities

By cushingcenters | May 29, 2024

Cardinal Cushing Centers, an organization that has been supporting exceptional students and adults since 1947 and is one of South Shore Boston’s largest employers, is pleased to announce that its…

Cushing’s chorus students performing at the event

Students bank on annual Disney World trip

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

Every year, Cushing graduates have the opportunity to create lasting memories at one of the most magical places on earth, thanks to the hard work of those organizing the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Auction, sponsored by South Shore Bank.

Sakina Evans

Board Profile: Sakina Evans

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

With nearly 30 years’ experience in human resources and talent management, Sakina E. G. Evans knows how to spot talent. And she found it at Cardinal Cushing Centers.

Michael Collins, Harry Hunt, Fred Grennan, Tom Jennings, Bernie Egan-Mullen and Chris Mercurio

Donations help build a better Cushing

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

Tom Jennings has worked at Cardinal Cushing Centers for nearly three decades, but he’s never been busier than he is now.

Eleanor Arpino, student Bella Testa, Sue Svelnis and Samantha Babineau roll out the new coffee cart.

Coffee cart offers perks for students, staff

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

Cardinal Cushing Centers students are making it easier than ever for staff to get fueled up with caffeine.

A season to honor valued volunteers

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

Cushing’s Springtime Gala will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the Boston Seaport Hotel. With a theme of Models of Volunteerism, this year’s honorees could not be more fitting recipients.

Owen Dillon plating a quesadilla at the Cushing Café

South Shore students provide technical assistance

By cushingcenters | April 17, 2024

For three seniors at South Shore Technical High School, the experience-based learning opportunities at Cardinal Cushing Centers have been transformative.

Guy Fieri and Michael Jaxtimer-Barry

Cooking up celebrity connections

By cushingcenters | April 16, 2024

Michael Jaxtimer-Barry’s culinary expertise reached new heights this winter, as he competed alongside peers and celebrity chefs on Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games.”

The MarketPlace Valentines Hero

Valentine’s Day at The Marketplace

By cushingcenters | December 6, 2023

If you’re looking for unique, hand-made gifts for the special Valentines in your life, look no further than the Cushing MarketPlace. From potted tulips and herbs, to greeting cards, to…

Cushing Café regular Paul Beré

Community Spotlight: Paul Beré

By cushingcenters | December 5, 2023

Cushing Café Regular Paul Beré is a neighbor to Cardinal Cushing Centers and the MarketPlace. He lives up the street at the Cushing residences and when you speak with Paul,…

Worker spotlight - Kendra

Workplace Spotlight: Kendra

By cushingcenters | December 4, 2023

Kendra’s warm smile and easygoing personality make her a perfect fit for her position at the South Shore YMCA in Hanover. Three mornings a week she can be found in…

Leigh Ann Barry

An advocate for herself and others

By cushingcenters | September 17, 2023

It’s been nearly 15 years since Leigh-Ann Barry graduated from Cardinal Cushing Centers, but the organization still holds a special place in her heart. “Cushing was really good for me,” said Barry, who graduated in 2009. “It helped me grow to where I am now.”

Joanne Jaxtimer Family photo

Cushing has become a part of her family

By cushingcenters | September 16, 2023

Cushing board member Joanne Jaxtimer has had a distinguished career in the field of corporate philanthropy. Jaxtimer, who has a son with intellectual impairment, is particularly proud of her work advocating for the special needs community. She has long championed the importance…

St. Coletta Day School student in ball pit

Cushing Connector Fall 2023

By cushingcenters | September 15, 2023

Thanks to a $20,000 private gift, there’s a new favorite spot at Cushing’s St. Coletta Day School in Braintree. The motor sensory room, which opened this fall, features a range of equipment including a ball pit, swings, a Jungle Jumparoo, tubes and mats, touch-sensitive lights, space-themed…