Continue reading Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Community Resource Guide

Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Community Resource Guide

In C-term of 2021, a group of students collaborated with the Worcester Community Connections Coalition (WCCC) to digitize a popular resource directory called “the Blue Book”. Afterwards, a prototype website was created for the organization. Our project is a continuation of the previous project. For E-term of 2021, our team will collaborate with the WCCC…

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Continue reading Thrive Support and Advocacy: Designing a Food Pantry

Thrive Support and Advocacy: Designing a Food Pantry

Project Sponsor: Thrive Support and Advocacy Thrive Support & Advocacy, founded in Marlborough, MA, during the 1970s, is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering, advocating for, and assisting youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities (DD), and intellectual disabilities (ID). Our sponsor’s mission is to help their audience and their families not…

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Continue reading Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester: Community Health Dashboard

For our Interactive Qualifying Project, our team worked with the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester to develop an online dashboard that displays public health data in a user-friendly and engaging way. Project Sponsor: Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester is a local nonprofit focused on developing and…

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Continue reading Worcester DPW&P: Litter Tracking Method

Worcester DPW&P: Litter Tracking Method

Welcome to our project page! We are a group of students from WPI who worked with the Worcester Department of Public Works (DPW) sponsored by Jacquelyn Burmeister, the senior environmental analyst. Student Researchers: Kimberly Frary, Environmental engineering Justin Schoepke, Aerospace engineering Camren Smith, Biomedical engineering Thomas Sterrett, Mechanical engineering Our Project Goal and Objectives:  The…

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Continue reading Worcester Historical Museum (WHM): Smiley Cart

Worcester Historical Museum (WHM): Smiley Cart

Welcome to our page! During our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) we worked in collaboration with the Worcester History Museum to design a mobile exhibit to commemorate Harvey Ball’s 100th birthday. Harvey Ball is the creator of Smiley Face and created World Smile Day. World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday of October to…

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Continue reading Women’s Initiative of the United Way: Dollar Scholar engagement

Women’s Initiative of the United Way: Dollar Scholar engagement

We worked with the Women’s Initiative of the United Way to enhance their online financial literacy program, Dollar $cholar. This program aims to help empower young women through financial education. A lack of financial literacy training can lead to economic dependence. This financial literacy discrepancy is particularly prevalent amongst women, leading to an increase in…

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Continue reading Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Digitalizing the Resource Guide

Worcester Community Connections Coalition: Digitalizing the Resource Guide

  Project Sponsor: Worcester Community Connections Coalition The Worcester Community Connections Coalition (WCCC) is a coalition of Worcester parents who come together to help families deal with child maltreatment, neglect, and abuse. They work together to distribute the Blue Book to families and parents who are struggling and in need to support families and help…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity: Virtual Fundraising and Engagement Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity: Virtual Fundraising and Engagement Opportunities

Project Overview For our Interactive Qualifying Project, we worked with the Metro West/Greater Worcester branch of the global nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity to develop virtual fundraisers and engaging virtual events to help this branch of Habitat for Humanity be successful during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, many nonprofit organizations experienced financial trouble and…

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Continue reading HVK’s Children Foundation: Improving the user experience on the Lab-in-a-Box for students in Liberia

HVK’s Children Foundation: Improving the user experience on the Lab-in-a-Box for students in Liberia

Project Sponsor: Hawah V. Kamara (HVK) Children’s Foundation HVK’s Children Foundation is a non-profit organization based in both West Africa, Liberia and Worcester, MA. Their mission is to help children, women, and families in sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia. The organization has partnered with 6 different primary and junior high schools in Liberia to coordinate health and…

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