Continue reading DoughBoyz: Cooking up a Sustainable Plan for Community Events

DoughBoyz: Cooking up a Sustainable Plan for Community Events

Project Description The project team researched and assessed the current operations of DoughBoyz. From this, they identified bottlenecks and areas of improvement where DoughBoyz can optimize their profits for use towards charitable events. The team developed several deliverables that will help DoughBoyz hold consistent Community Breakfast events. These deliverables consisted of a cost analysis spreadsheet,…

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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 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 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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Continue reading Developing a Sustainable Pricing Strategy for the Worcester Regional Food Hub

Developing a Sustainable Pricing Strategy for the Worcester Regional Food Hub

Welcome to the Worcester Regional Food Hub Team page! We are a group of four juniors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. We completed this project in fulfillment of our Interactive Qualifying Project. The purpose of our project was to develop a sustainable pricing strategy for the Worcester Regional Food Hub. Project Goal The goal of our project…

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Continue reading Revealing Worcester’s Hidden Gem: Promoting the East-West Trail

Revealing Worcester’s Hidden Gem: Promoting the East-West Trail

Welcome to the Revealing Worcester’s Hidden Gem Team page! From January to May of 2017 we worked in collaboration with the Park Spirit of Worcester to assess the community’s present awareness of The East-West Trail, Worcester’s first urban hiking trail, spanning 14 miles across 20 unique green spaces. Project Sponsor The Park Spirit of Worcester Inc.…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity (HfH): Increasing Youth Involvement

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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Continue reading Habitat For Humanity: Telling the Story of a Local Non-Profit

Habitat For Humanity: Telling the Story of a Local Non-Profit

Project Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/ Greater Worcester No matter who we are or where we come from, we  all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Through…

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Continue reading Abby’s House: 40th Anniversary Video

Abby’s House: 40th Anniversary Video

Our Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) was to create a celebratory video for the 40th Anniversary of Abby’s House. This video celebrates the accomplishments and impact that Abby’s House has had in the Worcester community over the last 40 years. It will be shown at the Abby’s House Spring-tacular event in April 2016, as well as…

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Continue reading Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Marketing and Recruiting College Student Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester: Marketing and Recruiting College Student Volunteers

Project Description The Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore outlet strives to eliminate poverty through housing. The ReStore uses the sales profit from donated items to fund Habitat for Humanity building days, days where houses are built for the community. To raise money for their builds, ReStore offers home improvement accessories, building materials, furniture and…

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