Community Service Director Lucas Malo recognized for work at Prospect Hill

Malo donated the $10,000 prize to the Prospect Hill Community Foundation

Brandeis Director of Community Service Lucas Malo was named the winner of CarMax's Bright Side of Game Day contest for his work to support programs and community service in the Prospect Hill Terrace community in Waltham, and donated the $10,000 prize from the contest to the Prospect Hill Community Foundation.

Malo was presented with the check in a ceremony on the field at Gillette Stadium before the New England Patriots first game of the season Sept. 10. The Bright Side of Game Day contest recognizes inspiring local community heroes for their volunteer work and passionate commitment to help others.

"It was a surreal experience to be recognized in this way," Malo said. "All of the stakeholders in Prospect Hill deserve to share this honor. Thanks to our model of intentional partnership and collaboration it has been rewarding to see the Prospect Hill and Waltham community thrive.”

Prospect Hill Terrace is Waltham's largest affordable housing community. The Prospect Hill Community Foundation, a non-profit organization, was recently established by representatives from Brandeis, Bentley University, the Waltham Housing Authority, the Waltham Police Department and the Prospect Hill community to continue to support programs and volunteerism at Prospect Hill. A new, collaboratively established community center opened there last year, which offers an after school program, an early literacy program, a teen program, a community garden, classes for English language learners and coordinates community events.

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