Helping give kids class… On location TV shoot in Lowell, MA


Helping give kids class… On location TV shoot in Lowell, MA


We were on location today on the Lowell / Dracut line with Mickey Cockrell, the Executive Director of Catie’s Closet.

There are more than 20,000,000 students living in poverty in the U.S. – with 308,000 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire alone. These students are easily identified and feel ostracized by their peers because of what they wear. Catie’s Closet provides an in-school resource so that students have immediate access to like-new clothes, free of charge.

An award winning non profit of 3 sisters helps give kids class. Find out what’s coming out of Catie’s Closet…on the next edition of the Language of Business. Episode #19 (Decoding the Alphabet of Finance) is airing in a few days and episode #20 (Non-profit and Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship) is slated for mid-June.

Mickey Cockrell is a proven entrepreneur in the nonprofit sector. Prior to co-founding Catie’s Closet, Mickey spent more than 30 years in Business Management. Her primary experience has been in the retail sector as Buyer, Marketing Manager, Human Resources Manager, Multi-Store Manager, and Asst. Director of Stores for Jordan Marsh, Filene’s, and most recently, as Vice President for Kohl’s. She is an innovator and problem-solver, known for creating high-impact marketing strategies and unique models for delivering unparalleled customer service, driving company expansion and operational efficiencies. She is also on the Board of Advisors for Indigo Magic and provides financial direction for St. Francis Parish. Here’s her LinkedIn profile. 


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Greg Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship and international business programs at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, global strategy and management and runs the Asian International Management Experience Program, and the Asian International Consulting Project.

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