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Building Bridges Through Music, Inc, is a nonprofit, multicultural, educational, expressive arts organization. We are a recognized 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. We have been the serving Lynn and surrounding North Shore Communities since 2000.

Our name reflects our organizational growth and expansion of our mission creating greater opportunities for community involvement.

Our community youth outreach programs in particular reflect our goal to develop through educational enrichment and implement a broad ranging performance programs for youth.


Virginia Peacock-Makkers, M.Ed, Co-founder, Executive Director

Ms. Makkers has provided music education, teaching music theory and co-musical chorus director, along with daughter, Doreen Murray at KIPP Academy, and the Robert Ford Community School Lynn, MA. She is an accomplished classical and gospel pianist and has served as Minister of Music at Zion Baptist Church for almost thirty years. Her professional musical experience expands over six decades.

Doreen Murray, Co-founder, M.Ed, Artistic Programs Director

Ms. Murray serves as Choir Director for Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir; vocal coach; and instructor of traditional West African dance at Building Bridges. She is a gospel choir workshop co-presenter along with her mother, Virginia Makkers, throughout the Greater Boston area, a professional soloist, performing artist, and playwright. She is also a member of Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA where she directs and provides vocal support for the choir.


BBTM has found a new home and is now located at 93 Euclid Ave, Lynn MA 01904
2019 Summer Programs begin July 8 - August 16  9:00am - 5:30pm 
2020 School Year begins September 3rd 2019

Applications and more information available online at:


College Application Education Project, Inc. offers many resources to help high school students succeed. We care about students holistically, and through our mentoring programs, students build confidence, enforce positive behavior and engage in healthy relationships. Through consultation with parents and teachers, gaps or trouble areas are identified. Students may receive tutoring in these specific subjects. Participants also receive training in how to apply to college through workshops with admissions personnel. Finally, CAEP offers students opportunities for enrichment as they plan activities for peers and participate in service projects.

The mission of the College Application Education Project, Inc. is to set up an institutional mechanism and a community structure whereby parents and high school students of all cultures can receive direct college preparation. This training assists them with career development, college preparation, admissions, and financial applications.


  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • College planning and guidance
  • College application assistance
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • Study groups
  • Cultural activities and projects
  • Career counseling
  • GED programs

CAEP encourages youth in a positive manner. We assist students daily with homework and teach smart study habits. Mentors provide positive role models.

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Offices Located at:

270 Union St. Lynn, MA 

and at
4 Adams St Extension, Lynn, MA

Open Monday – Friday, 3 PM – 6 PM


Meets approximately once a month and is open to seniors 60 years and older who could benefit from socialization and enrichment. The program is based at Zion Baptist Church, but meets at different locations in the city of Lynn and is open to seniors in the community who may or may not have a church affiliation. Lunch and educational or fun activities are always included.

For further information:

Contact Muriel Clement
at 617-529-8686


Zion Baptist Church
at 781-595-0840.


THME was created in 2012 for the youth of Boston/Lynn MA and surrounding communities.

We believe learning music is as necessary as reading, writing and arithmetic.  It becomes part of a child's life, as children often have the need to express his/her self, through an art form that is as unique and individual as they are.

We all have a very important role to play, and when we work together the result is a positive and rewarding experience as we "Teach Children Through Music."


  • To provide knowledge of music through hands on practice, and performances.

  • To provide an environment that promotes and encourages life-long learning of the piano.

  • To develop discipline, sensitivity, ability to focus, ability to analyze and solve problems, in addition to the joy of making music. 


Reverend Annie L. Belmer
Founder/Executive Director

Barbara Davis
Program Director

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Zion Baptist Church
4 Adams St Extension
Lynn, Ma 01902
PH:   (781) 595-0840
FAX:   (781) 595-5730

Rev. Dr. Kirk B. Jones, Pastor
Mary "Bunnie" Jones, First Lady

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