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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Continue reading African Community Education: Enhancing Alumni Engagement

African Community Education: Enhancing Alumni Engagement

About the Project: The sponsor of this project was the African Community Education (ACE) organization. The goal of our project was to research best practices in the area to improve alumni engagement of students and families who leave ACE and to create a database for those alumni to help them stay connected. The database will provide…

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Continue reading Assessment of Space Utilization Plan for CENTRO

Assessment of Space Utilization Plan for CENTRO

Project Sponsor: CENTRO Worcester CENTRO is the largest minority-led, community-based, multiservice, multicultural, multilingual, non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts. Formerly known as Centro Las Americas their mission is to help both individuals and families become self-sufficient through their various community programs. Abstract CENTRO is a fast growing, non-profit organization planning to hire more employees than their…

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Continue reading Advertising for Advocates: A Project to Bolster Volunteer Recruitment for CASA Worcester County

Advertising for Advocates: A Project to Bolster Volunteer Recruitment for CASA Worcester County

Project Sponsor: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) is a national, nonprofit organization that recruits and trains volunteer legal advocates that are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child as s/he moves through the court system.  There are about 900 CASA agencies nationwide and six in Massachusetts.  This project…

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Continue reading Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary: Establishing Engineering in Elementary Instruction

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary: Establishing Engineering in Elementary Instruction

Project Sponsor: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary Mass Audubon is a nonprofit organization that aims to expand conservation efforts across the state.  Wachusett Meadow is a wildlife sanctuary that is part of Mass Audubon and located in Princeton, Massachusetts.  Wachusett Meadow provides science related instruction, to people of all ages, that directly applies the nature seen…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Creating a Data Collection Tool

Abstract Our team worked with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater to construct a data collection tool. Prior to the creation of this tool, Habitat MW/GW had trouble communicating with its partnered families. This tool will enable the Habitat MW/GW to improve its relationship with families and convey the effectiveness of their organization to funders. Through research,…

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Continue reading Seven Hills Foundation: Facilitating Effective Communication

Seven Hills Foundation: Facilitating Effective Communication

During our interactive qualifying project we worked in collaboration with the Seven Hills Foundation to improve internal communication within the organization. Specifically, we provided strategies and recommendations to overcome the barriers of establishing effective communication. Project Sponsor: Seven Hills Foundation The Seven Hills Foundation is a non-profit health and human services organization that provides a…

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Continue reading I AM Dress for Success Worcester: A Video Campaign

I AM Dress for Success Worcester: A Video Campaign

During our interactive qualifying project, we worked in collaboration with Dress for Success Worcester to create a video that promotes their range of services. Project Sponsor: Dress for Success Worcester Dress for Success Worcester is an affiliate of the worldwide nonprofit organization, Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is to “empower women…

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Continue reading Quinsigamond Community College: Providing Recommendations for Project-Based Learning Implementations

Quinsigamond Community College: Providing Recommendations for Project-Based Learning Implementations

Project Sponsor: Quinsigamond Community College   Photographed: Project Team, QCC QORE Team, PBL Champions Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is a public 2-year college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC has provided an accessible, affordable, and high quality education to the residents of central Massachusetts since 1963, growing from an enrollment of 300 in 1963 to over 13,000…

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Continue reading Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Marketing Campaign for Stigma Free Worcester

Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Marketing Campaign for Stigma Free Worcester

Project Sponsor The Worcester Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a branch of the Worcester city government that is responsible for coordinating and managing a variety of services and programs related to Public Health, Veterans’ Services, Human Rights and Disabilities, Elder Affairs and Youth Services. The HHS assists these areas by maximizing access…

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