Playground to Be Built at Worcester's Union Hill Elementary School
Working for Worcester Media Relations Team
Worcester, MA October 24, 2023: Working for Worcester (W4W), a student-run nonprofit organization focused on enhancing community spaces and infrastructure, is thrilled to announce the construction of a playground at Union Hill Elementary School. This project is part of W4W's Sustainable Impact Initiative, marking the organization's first playground construction outside of its annual Build Day event. This initiative was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Consigli Construction Co. and the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
Union Hill Elementary School, nestled in the heart of Worcester, has been a pivotal institution serving local students and their families for generations. In September, the school's principal reached out to W4W, seeking a playground for their school. Recognizing the need for updated, inclusive recreational facilities, W4W embarked on a project that will provide a safe, inclusive, and modern playground for Union Hill Elementary.
CEO Aidan Busconi commented, "We're immensely proud of this playground project and the positive impact it will have on the lives of students and the surrounding community. It's a testament to the power of collaboration and community support. This playground not only enriches the educational environment but also fosters a sense of unity and well-being."
The playground construction will take place on November 3rd and 4th, with generous volunteers and Consigli Construction Co. joining forces to bring the project to life. But W4W's commitment to this project goes beyond the construction phase. The organization will continue to work closely with Union Hill Elementary School to ensure the playground's long-term success and revisit the site again on its annual Build Day on April 13th, 2024. As part of the Sustainable Impact Initiative, W4W aims to create lasting improvements in Worcester that extend far beyond Build Day.
With this project, W4W continues its tradition of engaging volunteers and local businesses to bring tangible change to the Worcester community. As W4W expands its reach and impact, this project underscores the organization's dedication to providing sustainable, high-quality community spaces that enhance the lives of residents.
For more information about Working for Worcester and its Sustainable Impact Initiative, please visit www.workingforworcester.com/union-hill-sii
About Working for Worcester:
Working for Worcester (W4W) is a 501(c)(3) student-run non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing community spaces and infrastructure in the city of Worcester. W4W annually coordinates a Build Day, bringing together 1,200 volunteers, 30 local business and community partners, and students from six colleges to transform and enhance sites across Worcester. With a 13-year history, W4W has reinvested $2.3 million in the community, partnering with local businesses, engaging college students, and positively impacting an estimated 45,000 individuals through the construction of playgrounds and infrastructure projects.