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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Continue reading Main IDEA: Assessing the Need for Accessible Youth Arts Programs in Main South

Main IDEA: Assessing the Need for Accessible Youth Arts Programs in Main South

Project Sponsor: Main IDEA Main IDEA is a nonprofit Youth & Arts organization that offers free arts programming to youth ages 6-17 in Worcester, MA, with a priority given to residents of the Main South neighborhood. with a focus on empowerment and intrinsic motivation. These arts programs include not only visual art, but also music,…

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Continue reading Old Sturbridge Village: Creation and Distribution of Monetized Online Content for Old Sturbridge Village’s Virtual Village

Old Sturbridge Village: Creation and Distribution of Monetized Online Content for Old Sturbridge Village’s Virtual Village

Project Sponsor: Old Sturbridge Village Old Sturbridge Village, the largest open-air museum in the northeast, is set in a period of transformative years in New England. It is a recreation of a typical rural New England town from the 1830s and aims to provide guests with a fully immersive experience from the time period. Unlike…

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Continue reading Audio Journal: Improving Media Access for Audio Journal’s Print Disabled Listeners

Audio Journal: Improving Media Access for Audio Journal’s Print Disabled Listeners

Project Sponsor: Audio Journal Audio Journal is a non-profit radio reading service based in Worcester, MA that broadcasts to blind, visually impaired, and print disabled listeners in Central Massachusetts. You can learn more about them at https://audiojournal.org/

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Continue reading Worcester Red Sox: Persona Development for the Polar Park Mobile Application

Worcester Red Sox: Persona Development for the Polar Park Mobile Application

Project Sponsor Our sponsor is the Worcester Red Sox management team.  The Worcester Red Sox are a professional Minor League Baseball team that is scheduled to begin playing in the Spring of 2021. They were recently known as the Pawtucket Red Sox until their relocation into the Canal District of Worcester. The team is a…

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Continue reading Worcester Community Project Center: Celebrating 20 Years

Worcester Community Project Center: Celebrating 20 Years

About the Project: Our project’s goal was to showcase the history and impact of the Worcester Community Project Center in celebration of its twenty-year anniversary. Through first person testimonials we created an interactive webpage and recommendations for the center’s future growth.

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Continue reading Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC): Identifying a Work Plan for Creating a Database and Online Platform for Youth Job Opportunities in Worcester

Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC): Identifying a Work Plan for Creating a Database and Online Platform for Youth Job Opportunities in Worcester

Project Sponsor: Worcester Community Action Council The WCAC serves more than 75,000 people in Worcester and 45 surrounding communities. They offer a variety of safety-net and economic self-sufficiency programs such as fuel assistance and energy services, Early Head Start and Head Start, pregnant and parenting teen services, work readiness, financial capability, emergency food assistance, and…

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