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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Ann T. Lisi, President and CEO, and Chris O’Keefe, Vice President of Program, as well as occasional guest bloggers about what’s happening at Greater Worcester Community Foundation.


By Chris O’Keeffe / June 5, 2018
Summer learning loss doesn't have to happen. We're partnering to turn this phenomenon around.

By Liz Nye / February 27, 2018
There is no question that empowering youth contributes to a stronger community. As the weight of societal issues falls heavier upon the shoulders of young adults, affordable post-high school options become even more critical.

Summer has arrived, and here at the Foundation, we are continuing our engagement with summer learning.

Columbus Day has passed, and summer 2016 is in the rear view mirror. Before it fades further, I want to report back to you on the progress of our work for young children since my last posting in June.

There’s a lot of work that goes into identifying the right interventions on a community level. Fortunately, Worcester County enjoys a strong network of thoughtful and strategic nonprofit organizations committed to doing what works -- mobilizing people, learning from practice, and working collaboratively with others.

With the end of school, and the launch yesterday of Recreation Worcester’s program, the summer learning season is upon us. That’s right – the learning season.

During April, the Foundation awarded $341,000 to twelve projects through our children’s initiative, a grant making and advocacy effort to change the possibilities for Worcester’s youngest children and their families.

There is an African proverb which reads, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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