THE ELIZABETH PEABODY HOUSE CELEBRATES 125 YEARS OF IMPACT

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125th Anniversary Soirée Concludes Year of Celebration

SOMERVILLE, Mass. April 27, 2021 – The Elizabeth Peabody House celebrated its 125th Anniversary Soirée on April 23, 2022, marking the conclusion of its 125th anniversary year. Some 125 supporters, staff members, families, and neighbors celebrate this historic milestone at The Harvard Club of Boston, enjoying the music of Shore Jazz, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction.

Speakers included Elizabeth Peabody House Interim Executive Director Sheri Graziano, board chair Kaitlin Gastrock, alumna and current teacher Jasmine Cooper, and a special video message from Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne. The event raised more than $15,000 for the Somerville nonprofit; all of the proceeds will support the organization’s best-in-class programs and revitalize its historic building. Bridge Bank, Boynton Yards, Cassandra Prophete, Dakota Wealth Management, Michael J. Yaremchuk, MD, MLM Accounting, Raymond’s Trucking, VDI Consulting, and The Charles and Hazel Gastrock Charitable Fund were among the event sponsors.

The Elizabeth Peabody House was founded as a settlement house serving the Irish and Jewish immigrant community in Boston’s West End in 1896. Offering arts, education, and health programming, the organization was named in honor of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, a Kindergarten pioneer and noted intellectual. During the redevelopment of the West End in the 1950s, Elizabeth Peabody House followed much of the community up the road to Somerville and has been a fixture in Winter Hill in the former Broadway Methodist Church building in the decades since. Today, as a modern nonprofit, The Elizabeth Peabody House supports families in Somerville and surrounding communities – including Boston, Cambridge, and Medford – in reaching their full potential through early childhood education, youth development, and family assistance.

About The Elizabeth Peabody House
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The Elizabeth Peabody House supports families in reaching their full potential through early childhood education, youth development, and family assistance. Founded in 1896, The Elizabeth Peabody House continues its tradition of impact today serving more than 100 students in its preschool, afterschool, and summer camp programs as well as more than 10,000 patrons in its food pantry in the past year. Learn more at teph.org and follow The Elizabeth Peabody House on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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