On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women held the Thirteenth Annual Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. Pat Andrews, CSJ, Director of The Literacy Connection, was among heroines from across the Commonwealth who received recognition for her contributions.
The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers, and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectation of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.
Sister Pat has been a tireless advocate for the less fortunate in the Boston area for her entire life. She is a resource in her community for all services, and has dedicated her life to helping those who do not have the means to help themselves. There is not an issue that affects the people in need within her community that Sister Pat fails to make visible to her legislators.