United Way of Central Massachusetts


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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

Register for Our Summer Youth Volunteer Program!

United Way of Central Massachusetts’ Summer Youth Volunteer Program is open to youth ages 13 to 17. The program offers numerous opportunities to participate in community service projects throughout central Massachusetts beginning in mid June (6/24) and running through the mid August (8/14). Youth are invited to work with the United Way on fun and interesting community service projects. Projects f Read More

Mentors Needed!

Women's Initiative funded program, Girls CHOICE, is looking for 15 mentors to participate in the program. Mentors will provide one-on-one, long-term support to inner-city middle school girls. If you want to provide a positive impact on a girl's ability to improve her self-expectation and resilience, become a Girls CHOICE mentor! Read More

Worcester Community Dialogues on Race

The Worcester Community Dialogues on Race series begins Monday May 18th. The meeting will take place from 6pm-8pm at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA. Read More

Thank You for Celebrating with Us!

United Way of Central Massachusetts hosted their Annual Business Meeting and Celebration on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Mechanics Hall. The theme of the celebration was “Making a Difference. Companies and individuals who make a difference in our community every day received several awards. Read More

Nominations Are Open for 2015 Women’s Initiative Awards!

The Women’s Initiative of United Way of Central Massachusetts is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Lois B. Green Leadership Award and the 2015 Meridith D. Wesby Young Leader Award. These awards will be presented on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the annual “Members Celebration”. The deadline to complete nominations is May 22, 2015. Read More

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