United Way of Central Massachusetts


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Worcester Named National Leader in Farmer’s Markets

According to a recent study by BetterDoctor.com, Worcester is ranked number one in the nation for bringing nutritious food to the local community through farmer's markets! Worcester has a total of 23 farmer's markets around the city, including several operated by Regional Environmental Council - one of UWCM's partner agencies. Read More

Program Spotlight: ACE Girls to Attend Science Summer Camp

The Women's Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts was so happy to hear that 4 girls who participate in African Community Education's Express Yourself Program will be attending summer science camp through WPI. The Express Yourself Program is funded by the Women's Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts Read More

United Way Is Pleased to Announce New Team Member

United Way of Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Tracy Baldelli, a recent graduate of Assumption College, as Community Relationship Manager. Having served as a mentor in the Assumption College Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, one of the dozens of programs funded annually by United Way of Central Massachusetts, Traci has experienced UWCM's impact first hand. Read More

Leadership Worcester Class of 2016 Has Been Announced

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation announced twenty-five rising professionals chosen for the Leadership Worcester leadership development program. Read More

Women’s Initiative Awards More Than $287,000

The Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts recently awarded more than $287,000.00 to fund 11 programs in central Massachusetts that directly impact the lives of middle school girls in the area. The 11 funded programs are focused on reducing the incidence of violence affecting girls through the strategy of building and supporting the development of safe, healthy girls. Read More

United Way to Host Worcester Youth Leadership Institute

We are excited to host the second annual Worcester Youth Leadership Institute! The program, which is led by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, introduces high school students to area businesses and civic leadership. Read More

United Way Announces Grants

United Way of Central Massachusetts has announced the results of their most recent grant cycle. 35 agencies representing 49 programs were awarded nearly $2.8 million to continue their work serving the greater Worcester community. In total, United Way will invest more than $5.4 million into the community. Read More

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