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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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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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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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Habitat for Humanity (HfH): Increasing Youth Involvement

Welcome to the webpage of the Habitat for Humanity 2017 IQP. For our interactive qualifying project, our team worked in collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity affiliate of the MetroWest/Greater Worcester area under the direction of the local volunteer coordinator – Molly Pietrantonio. Our research was oriented around discovering the interests and motivations of local…

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ReStore Volunteers: A ‘Hand Up’ for the Worcester Community

Communities around America are afflicted with homelessness, which threatens the livelihood of those communities. Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit organization, has made it their mission to help those communities by building homes and instilling hope. To aid in such a challenge issue, Habitat’s founded local ReStores around the country. These ReStores generate funds to…

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Environmental Risk Data Collection with Regional Environmental Council

We are a group of students from WPI working with the Regional Environmental Council (REC), a non-profit organization located in Worcester that strives to better the lives of disadvantaged residents.  The REC has two main programs, Food Justice and Environmental Health and Justice.  The Environmental Health and Justice Program will be the focus of our…

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