Meet JRI's Service Navigator

Our Navigator personally answers questions and talks with you about resources that may be available in the community to meet your individualized needs. If you have any questions about our programs or services, or aren't sure what you need, contact our Service Navigator, Rachel Arruda, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Rachel has been a part of the JRI team since January, 2000. For over 20 years, Rachel has been working in the field of human services assisting families with accessing and navigating services. Rachel received her Bachelors degree in psychology and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. She was promoted in July 2005 to Family Networks Program Director where she closely worked with the Department of Children Families for 10 years ensuring that children and families received the highest quality of individualized services ranging from community based through residential care. Rachel is very dedicated to helping the individuals she works with and is committed to improving the lives of children and families. Rachel’s passion for creative service programming inspires her in her role as JRI Service Navigator.

Annual Granite Academy 5K Walk-A-Thon

Saturday, October 14, 2017

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Faxon Field Track and Field

102 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA  02169 & South Artery (3A)

Sponsor the event or register to walk.

WHAT: Granite Academy 5K Walk-a-thon is an active and healthy fundraiser with lots of fun activities planned. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, participants will walk laps around the Quincy High School track from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.  Participants, sponsors, Granite faculty and family members are also invited to participate in concurrent fun activities.  Light refreshments will be available and a barbeque lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs will be served starting at 11:45AM – all for a nominal fee.

WHY: To promote health and wellness AND help raise funds for investments to provide our students’ with an enriched Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum.  STEAM
programs enhance students' learning and overall education experience.   The purpose of our Walk-a-thon Fundraiser is to raise funds for a new science lab and robotics equipment that will be incorporated into an enhanced STEAM program. 

HOW: We invite students, family and friends to join us in helping raise funds by asking family and friends to sponsor them based on the number of laps they walk. Sponsors can pledge per lap or with a flat
donation.  Pledge Sheets and details for their use will be provided in a few weeks when we kick-off the Walk-A-Thon pledge drive. Participants will be provided with T-shirts to wear on Walk-a-thon day.

Sponsor the event or register to walk.

Please contact Amy Barber or Lynne Mitchell at (781) 380-3945 for additional information.

Granite Academy, a school of JRI, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Tax Identification number is 04-2526357.