Serve the Community


The Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) is a congregation-based community organization on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Since 1981, ECCO’s organizing has brought about significant improvements for our communities in job training, health care, youth development, housing, and safety. The vision is that through ECCO, congregations have the opportunity to live out their faith’s call for justice. Through the organizing, the voices of thousands of North Shore residents are heard, and their struggles for justice and equity are successful in bringing about social change.

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Open Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm (closed first Friday of each month)
Thanks to our partnership with  The Greater Boston Food Bank, our food pantry continues to serve clients from 18-year-old teens to seniors in their late 80s and sometimes persons approaching homelessness.

Kids in Community (KIC)

After School Program — The KIC music program is an after school program offered on Monday and Wednesday afternoons to children in elementary school grades 1-5. Participants play in a percussion ensemble and sing. They also do non-music enrichment activities, such as sports, and received homework help. Plans for additional musical opportunities, such as group piano lessons; and deepening relationships with other area music groups and programs are in the work.

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Summer Program — Each July, St. Stephen’s offers a free 4-week day camp for Lynn elementary school aged children. Campers take weekly field trips, enjoyed daily specialist classes such as drama, art, bucket drumming, and science & engineering, as well as outdoor play and reading time.

Summer jobs are provided for many teens and young adults. Several adults also volunteer each year.

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