Working For Worcester 2013

2013 By The Numbers:

new playgrounds

new community gardens

new basketball courts

7  different Worcester colleges represented

12  community recreation sites

28 generous sponsors  

540 eager volunteers

$62,000 worth of infrastructural improvements


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

What Working for Worcester focused on in 2016:


This year, Working for Worcester continued to growing its reach across the city while simultaneously creating a sustainable project process and coalition.  2016 Objectives included:

  • Finalizing the RFP (Request for Proposal) site selection process

  • Creating new social engagement events targeting the student and resident populations

  • Establishing WforW leadership teams at other colleges

  • Cultivating new corporate and organizational partnerships

  • Cultivating relationships between corporate sponsors and their sites Completing 21 project sites!

  • Emphasizing sustainability in the Worcester community

  • Mobilizing 1,100+ volunteers on project day!

11 Years of Working for Worcester