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 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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