“Getting Ready Day” in Main South
United Way in partnership with Worcester Public Schools will be co-hosting the second annual Getting Ready Day event on Wednesday, June 6th from 8:30-12pm. Getting Ready Day is a part of Worcester Public School’s preschool and kindergarten open house and is specifically focused on increasing student readiness and parent engagement early for entering preschoolers and kindergartners
Posted by JPotts on 06/05 at 09:54 AM
Short Film Featuring Main South
The Telegram & Gazette highlights the short film “Breaking Through Main South Concrete,” a production of Youth Empowerment & Activism (YEA). The YEA video production represents an extension of the ongoing work of United Way and its partners to transform Main South through the Promise Neighborhoods initiative.
Posted by JPotts on 05/29 at 09:37 AM
Troubled school’s staff must reapply to stay
Superintendent Melinda J. Boone told the staff yesterday that they will all have to reapply for their jobs at the school or look elsewhere. Principal Paula Severin plans to resign at the end June, and University Park Campus School Principal Ricci Hall will take over in July, said Worcester public schools Chief Academic Officer Jeffrey J. Mulqueen, who accompanied Ms. Boone to Claremont yesterday.
Posted by NancyAB on 04/11 at 10:22 PM
Community Innovation: Lifting Up Voices from the Field
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Boston on Saturday at UMASS Boston for Community Innovation: Lifting Up Voices from the Field! We could not have been more pleased by the quality of conversations throughout the day, and we are thrilled about the possibilities for our collective work moving forward.
The main issues raised by all presenters:
1) How to support our children to be college and career ready. Follow up with them until they graduate from college and get a job (not just high school).
2) Educate and train the youth in how to be civil in the community (to get involved in community service).
3) Collaboration is the key to success: How to bring everybody in the community (i.e. families and organizations) to work together towards the common good, and to be accountable.
4) Another challenge is to open effective channels of communication between organizations and families to facilitate smooth flow of information and to build mutual trust.
Posted by webmaster on 04/14 at 03:49 PM
Congratulations to a Great Role Model
United Way of Central Massachusetts and the Main South Promise Neighborhood Partnership congratulate Raquel Castro Corazzini for achieving national recognition for her work overcoming barriers and helping youth graduate high school and become successful in higher education and in life. At a ceremony in New York City, Ms. Corazzini, adviser and mentor at Dynamy Youth Academy in Worcester, received a Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children & Youth from the National Child Labor Committee. Read more
Posted by webmaster on 02/01 at 03:55 PM
Main South Promise Neighborhood Partnership Briefing
Monday, October 25, 2010 from 4-6pm at Goddard Elementary School
The evening included the following:
Dinner and Welcoming Remarks
Tim Garvin, CEO of United Way of Central Massachusetts
Recognition from the City of Worcester
Mayor Joseph O’Brien, City of Worcester, Main South resident
Dr. Melinda Boone, Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools
Jack Foley, Worcester Public School Committee Member and Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Campus Services at Clark University
Background on the Promise Neighborhood Grant Program
Tom Del Prete, Chair and Director of the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education at Clark University
Jennifer Davis Carey, Executive Director of the Worcester Educational Collaborative
Marianna Islam, Project Director, United Way of Central Massachusetts
Rev. Dr. Sarai Rivera, Parent and Main South resident
Questions and Closing
Visit us on Flickr to see event photos
Posted by webmaster on 10/29 at 01:18 PM