O&E Site Visitors Program

Site visits are an outstanding way for GWCF volunteers, fund holders and corporators to experience first-hand the impact our grantmaking has on the community.

Outreach & Education visits are scheduled to various GWCF grantees across Worcester County throughout the spring, summer and fall. Volunteers are invited to come hear from top agency leaders and see where programs are delivered. The best visits end with participants informed and inspired, both by the work of the agencies, and by how the Foundation is having a real impact.

Details

  • Volunteers are welcome to participate in as many site visits as they want.
  • Site visit participants should plan for two hours, not including travel.
  • Visitors may be provided with reading materials in advance of the visit.
  • Each visit will include a short debriefing session lead by a foundation staff member; these will be incorporated into a visit report that informs future grant decisions.

May 2017

Click on the individual link to learn more and sign up for the workshop:

SOUTH MIDDLESEX OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; Homeless Prevention Programs/Services
Tuesday, May 2, 9:00 AM
Location: 25 Queen Street, Worcester

PAKACHOAG MUSIC SCHOOL

Area(s) of Interest: Arts and Culture; Youth Development and Education; Performing Arts Education
Monday, May 8, 4:00 PM
Location: 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn

GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL/WESTERN MA

Area(s) of Interest: Youth Development and Education; Supplemental/Afterschool Programs
Thursday, May 11, 3:00 PM
Location: Burncoat Preparatory School, 526 Burncoat Street, Worcester

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICE

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; Early Childhood Social Supports; Senior Programs/Services
Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 PM
Location: 646 Salisbury Street, Worcester

ARTSWORCESTER

Area(s) of Interest: Arts and Culture; Art Museums/Galleries
Thursday, May 25, 9:00 AM
Location: 660 Main Street, Worcester

NOTRE DAME EDUCATIONAL BRIDGE CENTER
Area(s) of Interest: Economic Security; Adult Literacy/Learning
Wednesday, May 31, 3:00 PM
Location: 555 Plantation Street, Worcester

June 2017

Click on the individual link to learn more and sign up for the workshop:

CENTER FOR HEALTH IMPACT

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; Access to Healthcare; Healthcare Workforce Development
Friday, June 2, 3:00 PM
Location: 35 Harvard Street, Worcester

WHITIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; Youth & Family Programs

Monday, June 5, 4:00 PM
Location: 57 Church Avenue, Northbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PANEL

Area(s) of Interest: Community Development; Education; Health & Human Services
Tuesday, June 6, 5:00 PM
Location: 43 Everett Street, Southbridge

EDWARD M. KENNEDY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; Health Care Center
Wednesday, June 14, 3:00 PM
Location: 19 Tacoma Street, Worcester

SAFE HOMES @ THE BRIDGE OF CENTRAL MA

Area(s) of Interest: Health & Human Services; LGBTQ Programs/Services
Thursday, June 29, 5:00 PM
Location: 4 Mann Street, Worcester


Volunteers Share Their Experiences

“These visits are like a backstage pass. I’ve learned so much about the workings of non-profits and their missions. The professional staff makes it easy. Just show-up with an inquisitive mind.”

Scott Rossiter Foundation Corporator

"I have been living, working, and volunteering in Worcester since the early nineties and I felt that I had a pretty broad understanding of what was happening in my community. It wasn’t till I started participating in the GWCF site visit process that I really began to understand the reach of the work that is being funded by GWCF and the ways we are supporting the community. GWCF and its supporters are true partners in the work that makes Worcester great."

Judi Kirk
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

To Learn More

Contact Jonathan Cohen, Program Officer

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