Location and Culture:
The project center develops projects both from the grass roots and from the public sector. This means that project teams work hand-in-hand with government agencies, local politicians and Worcester based organizations on important social and environmental issues that impact your Worcester neighbors. Students who choose the project center get to have diverse cultural experiences without leaving Worcester. Through community engagement students learn how such questions affect people with different incomes, races, ethnicities, and genders.
Past students at the project center have:
- Improved build site operations and volunteer tracking systems at Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester
- Made recommendations to enhance relationships between the Worcester YMCA and newcomer populations
- Worked with State Senator James Eldridge to research components for a new underground storage tank spill cleanup policy in Massachusetts