Students Helping Children Across Borders, Inc. is greatly humbled by the community commitment of the corporate sponsors, community partners, local government, Worcester’s universities, and volunteers that make up the project coalition of the Working for Worcester movement. The day was and incredible statement of community and most important, it brought hope, joy, and wellness opportunity to 12 different recreation sites that serve the children and teens in some of Worcester’s most underdeveloped neighborhoods. These kids have already begun to play, laugh, and grow thanks to the incredible community work of this project!
What are those in the community saying...?
Maureen Binienda (Principal, South High School): “The children in the day care and preschool are so happy with the new play area. Everything is so beautiful! They finally have the play space that these wonderful children deserve.
Margaret Kettles (Child Advocate, Village Family Homeless Shelter): “I think days like Saturday go beyond the impressive physical improvements that were made to so many different recreation spaces—they help Worcester college students learn about and gain connection to the Worcester community and help strengthen relationships between colleges and neighbors.”
Tim Garvin (CEO, United Way Massachusetts): “Service is a lifelong attitude and course of action. Working for Worcester proves this, and will serve thousands of children across the city.”
Sam Martin (Executive Director, Worcester Youth Center): “What it means for the center is the young people will have a state-of-the-art dance room. It allows them to practice in a space that's a little more meaningful to what they're doing. They saw the connection (with volunteers). Someone else also cares about what they do!”
Susan Proulx (Principal, Belmont Community School): “We're thrilled, especially for the kids.”
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