About Joanna Gallagher

Joanna Gallagher, is Project Coordinator at the Family Dinner Project, a recent graduate of Gordon College and an aspiring teacher. She coordinates Parent Workshops, Community Dinner Series and a Lunch Mentoring Program in her community of Lynn, MA. Drawn to the Family Dinner Project because of its devotion to ritual and personal connection in a rushed and often impersonal world, she is thrilled to spend her days cooking, playing games and facilitating meaningful conversations.

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Dialogue in the School Lunchroom: Lunch Circles at KIPP Academy

For the past two years, The Family Dinner Project (a program of Public Conversations) has connected elementary and middle school children with area college students through a mentoring program called Lunch Circles that promotes, “Food, Fun and Conversation about Things That Matter.” With 5th grade students from Lynn KIPP Academy and volunteer mentors from Gordon [...]

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