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Youth for Community Improvement Begins 20th Year of Grantmaking

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Youth-led committee opens $25,000 grant cycle to build community through philanthropy WORCESTER – Youth for Community Improvement (YCI), a teen-led grantmaking committee of Greater Worcester Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for their $25,000 grant cycle. In its twentieth year of operating, this year’s awards will add to the impressive […]

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Quinsigamond Community College Garners Workforce Success Grant

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WORCESTER =– Quinsigamond Community College was awarded a $249,527  grant in the first round of Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success Grants. QCC was one of only four community colleges to receive grant funding for training that will assist unemployed or underemployed people in filling in-demand jobs within the Commonwealth. […]

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United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton Kicks Off 2019 Campaign, Presents $249,250 Check to Local Agencies

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SOUTHBRIDGE – In a kick-off event for the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton’s (UWSSC) 2019-2020 campaign, more than 70 people attended a ceremony at Cohasse Country Club, where agency networking and a check presentation highlighted the evening. The 2019 campaign theme, “Change Doesn’t Happen Alone,” was illustrated in […]

Community Garden credits volunteers for success

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STURBRIDGE — In its second year of operation, the volunteer-driven Community Food Collaborative in Sturbridge gives full credit to its volunteers for the success of the garden.  All produce from the garden is organic and is donated to the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry located in Southbridge.  The Pantry […]

Generosity of “distant stranger” benefits food pantry

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SOUTHBRIDGE — The St. John Paul II Food Pantry recently received a check for $5,000 from a distant stranger.  At a recent Sturbridge Rotary Club meeting, Bill Pioppi and Co-Director Roberta Watson were presented with a check.  The story unfolds during Rotary’s Annual Golf Classic at the Cohasse Country Club.  […]