Behind Every Build Day There is an Amazing Team of Students

Chief Executive Officer

Caitlin McCutcheon

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Caitlin is a senior at the College of the Holy Cross and is from Gorham, Maine. She is pursuing a degree in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry. Caitlin joined Working for Worcester in Year 8 as a Site Manager at Columbus Park High School and joined the leadership team in Year 9 as a Co-Director of Site Development. She served as the Director of Inventory and Purchasing in Year 10. Caitlin is excited to lead an amazing Managing Team, forge and sustain connections in the Worcester community, and to see Year 11's sites turn from RFP to reality!

Chief Financial Officer

Aidan Busconi

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Aidan is a Junior at the College of the Holy Cross, where he is majoring in Biology. He is from Hopkinton, Massachusetts but went to high school in the city of Worcester and has been volunteering all over the city for the past seven years . He joined Working for Worcester as a volunteer in Year 7 and has volunteered ever since. Last year he was on the Site Development Team, this year he is taking up the role as Chief Financial Officer. He is super excited for Build Day Year 11!

Chief Operations Officer

Charlie Deorn

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Charlie is a Senior at the College of the Holy Cross from Larchmont, New York. He is a Computer Science major at the college. Charlie Joined Working for Worcester in Year 8 as a site manager and was a site director for years 9 and 10. Last year he worked on one of the few remaining playground sites in Worcester, Vernon Hill Elementary School. Charlie aims to better the community that has been supporting him throughout his tenure at Holy Cross. This year, he is the Chief Operations Officer of the Organization. He is excited to see what this year will bring!

Year 11 Senior Leadership

11 Years of Impact 
By The Numbers

2,000,000

$

 Reinvested in the Community 

30

+

Local Business Involved

7

+

Colleges Represented

30,000

+

Estimated People Impacted

1,500

+

Volunteers Each Year

20

+

Playgrounds Built

1,500 Volunteers. 
One City.
One Day. 
This is Working For Worcester.

Working for Worcester Year 11

2012

From Idea to Reality

In the Fall of 2012, Holy Cross junior roommates Jeff Reppucci and Derek Kump decided that they wanted to step outside their campus gates and learn a more about the greater city of Worcester, MA. Thus, the inspiration for W4W was born: Reppucci and Kump launched an organization dedicated to mobilizing college students to improve recreation infrastructure and opportunities within neighborhoods across the city.

2013

Build Day Begins

On the first Build Day, Reppucci and Kump yet assembled close to 540 volunteers across 12 community recreation sites assisting the construction of 2 new playgrounds, 4 new basketball courts, a dance studio, a baseball field, a teen recreation room, a food pantry, a school cafeteria, new walking trails!

2020

Overcoming Covid-19

With the Managing Team trying to navigate getting sent home from school, Build Day was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the team raised $23,240.59 for the Worcester Together COVID-19 emergency response fund!

2021

The "New Normal"

After a year with no playgrounds, Build Day Year 9 was faced with over coming the rapidly evolving Covid-19 pandemic, creating a Covid-Tzar role to monitor health trends. Nonetheless, 2 playground still managed to be built, albeit the smiles covered with masks!

11 Years of Working for Worcester

Our Journey

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Build Day Would Not Be Possible Without the Other Executive Team Members 

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BUILD DAY

INFORMATION

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Volunteers

Build Day Volunteer recruitment begins in late-February stretches all the way till Build Day.  This year we are looking for aprox. 1,200 volunteers across our 20 sites!

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Site Managers

College students looking to get involved? Becoming a Site Manager allows you the opportunity to express total creative control on a site!

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Prospective Sites

We are no long accepting new applications at this time. For prospective sites we will be finalizing the details by Dec 1st and will formally begin project planning by Dec 15th.  

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Corporate Sponsors

Corporate partnerships are vital to W4W and we are always seeking out new companies to partner with us! Your organization can get involved in numerous ways from volunteering to donating!