Mission: YouthConnect provides neighborhood-based recreational, educational, and cultural activities to isolated and underserved Worcester middle school aged youth.
Our Mission is to help youth, especially those who need us most, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders, through caring professional staff who forge relationships with our youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life.
Serving the Community for 92 Years
Friendly House was funded “for the educational, social and family betterment of residents of the City of Worcester.” Friendly House/Settlement House (multi-service center) works with entire families both nuclear and extended, as an integrating force for the families and the Neighborhood(s) it serves. Friendly House provides a continuum of comprehensive coordinated neighborhood basic services to inner-city families.
For over 98 years, Girls Inc. of Worcester has been serving girls ages 5-18 in Greater Worcester by providing research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals. We equip girls to lead healthy and physically active lives; achieve academically; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Last year we served over 1,800 girls through our facility based and outreach programs. We encourage and inspire girls to challenge themselves to learn, grow, and be an effective part of our community.
Not just a place to go, A place to go further
Since 1994, the Worcester Youth Center has provided a safe space for education, health and recreation programs for inner city youth. The only free teen “drop-in” center with structured programs and support groups in Worcester, it serves more than 900 young people ages 14 to 24 each year, and nearly 400 are regular participants in its leadership and practical learning programs. The Center registers more the 15,000 visits a year.
of Central Massachusetts
The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world. Across the globe, we have more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. More important than the numbers is our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for both women’s and civil rights. Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of domestic violence. They come for career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health…
SAVE THE DATE! WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017 3:30 – 6:30 PM Free event for Worcester Families including information, demos, activities and more from many community agencies PLEASE JOIN US! IF YOU ARE A COMMUNITY AGENCY INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING (no table fee) OR FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA FOLEY AT 508-799-3136 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Festival Opening Day January 28 The Worcester Center for Crafts celebrates the opening of BANDITS & HEROES, POETS & SAINTS: POPULAR ART OF THE NORTHEAST OF BRAZIL with a Festival Day Opening complete with music, capoeira demonstration, wood-carving, exhibit visiting, food tasting and more! Join us on Saturday, January 28 from 1-5 pm for this free celebration and discover more about popular art made by ordinary people in the NE of Brazil. The show is on view through March 11, 2017. Crocodile River Music will provide African rhythms and Brazilian beats! Discover the influence that African music had on Brazil.
In 2012 the City of Worcester released the first Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), with the goal of making Worcester the Healthiest City in the Healthiest Region in the Commonwealth by 2020. Following tremendous success and leveraging lessons learned the Worcester Division of Public health, in collaboration with the Coalition for a Greater Healthy Worcester, UMass Memorial and Fallon Health released the 2016 CHIP, with the single goal of promoting health equity. During this session we will describe the comprehensive needs assessment process, research tools, long-term community engagement strategies and implementation practices that have created a community-driven movement across sectors to promote health equity.