Worcester, Massachusetts Project Center

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Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
B-Term during late fall
C-Term during winter
D-Term during spring
E-Term during summer
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations.

Location and Culture:

Student teams at the project center, also referred to as the Worcester Community Project Center, work hand-in-hand with government agencies, local politicians, and Worcester-based organizations on important social and environmental issues in the community. Projects will be developed both from grassroots and the public sector, and through community engagement, students will learn how different decisions affect people of varying incomes, races, ethnicities, and genders.

Housing and Meals:

Students will commute to work at the project center offices in downtown Worcester, or at their sponsoring organization.

Past Projects:

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