What Started as an Idea, Finished as a Community Movement!
At 7pm Saturday evening, April 20th, the first annual Working for Worcester project day finished up. For 10 hours over the course of the day, volunteers from every corner of our city came together to sweat, laugh, and work as an army of citizens. All in all close to 540 volunteers, representing 7 different Worcester colleges and universities (Holy Cross, Clark, WPI, Assumption, Mass College of Pharmacy, UMass Med, and Worcester State), picked up everything from power drills to spring rakes and renovated 12 community recreation sites. Students and residents high-fived all over the city, as $60,000 worth of infrastructural improvements unfolded. Community pride and ownership was contagious as Working for Worcester marked the construction of 2 new playgrounds, 4 new basketball courts, a new sandbox, a dance studio, a baseball field, a teen recreation room, a food pantry, a school cafeteria, 3 community gardens, new walking trails, and everything in between! Check out the Project Recap and what the community is saying about Working for Worcester 2013!
To view before & after photos of our sites, click here.