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Working for Worcester Opens Request for Proposals

Working for Worcester (W4W) has opened requests for proposals for their 2018 projects! Working for Worcester (W4W) is a citywide day of student-lead community activism aimed at making infrastructural improvements to Worcester’s community spaces.  The project is a partnership of student organizations, local businesses, academic institutions, city government, and community groups.  Last year, the project […]

Save the Date for Stepping Up!

  Join the Women’s Initiative of Central Massachusetts for its 15th Annual Stepping Up for Girls event! On September 27, we will gather to celebrate the work of Women’s Initiative and its programs. We will also be honoring our Meredith D. Wesby and Lois B. Green Award winners. Thank you to all of our sponsors! […]

Women’s Initiative Awards More Than $250,000

  The Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts recently awarded more than $250,000 to fund 11 programs in central Massachusetts that directly impact the lives of middle school girls in the area. The following 11 Women’s Initiative funded programs are focused on reducing the incidence of violence affecting girls through the strategy of […]

Spotlights from the 2017 Community Celebration

We had a GREAT Community Celebration last night at historic Mechanics Hall. Thank you to all the attendees and honorees for joining us and for all you do for our community. We have included the links below for the six programs we highlighted at the Celebration. Please take a few minutes to watch these inspiring […]

Spotlight from Annual Celebration

    We had a GREAT Community Celebration last night at historic Mechanics Hall. Thank you to all the attendees and honorees for joining us and for all you do for our community. We have included the links below for the six programs we highlighted at the Celebration. Please take a few minutes to watch […]

Women’s Initiative Announces 2016 Awards

The Women’s Initiative is excited to announce the 2016 recipients of the Lois B. Green Leadership Award and the Meridith D. Wesby Young Leader Award.  Each year the Women’s Initiative honors two local women that embody leadership and values of our co-founders Lois Green and Meridith Wesby and whose deep commitment and dedication make a […]

Meet Susan Papalia: UMass Heart Nurse and Marathon Volunteer

Susan Papalia grew up on Long Island, NY and went on to study nursing at SUNY at Plattsburgh, graduating with a BS in Nursing and now has an extensive background in cardiac research and care with decades of experience. In addition to her interest in cardiovascular research, Susan has become involved in sports medicine as […]

2016 Summer Youth Volunteer Program

The 2016 Summer Youth Volunteer Program is in full swing and dozens of teenagers are making out community a better place this month!  The program offers numerous opportunities to participate in community service projects throughout central Massachusetts. Youth are invited to work with the United Way on fun and interesting community service projects. Projects focus […]

Women’s Initiative grants $260,000 for girl’s programs

  The Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts recently awarded $260,000 to fund 11 programs in central Massachusetts that directly impact the lives of middle school girls in the area. The following Women’s Initiative funded programs are focused on reducing the incidence of violence affecting girls through the strategy of building, strengthening and […]

Worcester Public Library branch to open at Tatnuck Magnet School

Some of the 4,500 new books that line the shelves in the new Tatnuck Magnet School branch library. (Megan Bard I MassLive.com) By Megan Bard, MassLive.com The books have been shelved and last-minute projects are being completed just in time for the unveiling of the new Worcester Public Library branch at the Tatnuck Magnet School. […]