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MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

United Way Youth Venture Students Inspire Community Members During Spring Showcase Event

The United Way Youth Venture program held its fourth annual Spring Showcase at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on March 14, 2019. The event gave close to 200 students from around the region – representing 50 community service teams – a chance to show off their youth-led, youth-created service programs to the community. Community […]

Student Leaders to Show Service Efforts During 4th Annual Youth Venture Spring Showcase

The United Way Youth Venture program of North Central Massachusetts will be celebrating student’s community-service projects at the fourth annual UWYV Spring Showcase at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a public event, with everyone invited to come see the incredible efforts of over 50 […]

United Way Youth Venture Inspires Students at Fall Kickoff Event

The United Way Youth Venture program celebrated students and prepared them for the coming year of efforts to bring change to their communities at the program’s inspirational Fall Kickoff event held at Mount Wachusett Community College on October 19. More than 350 students assembled on the MWCC campus to learn how they can create change […]

United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities. Ethan Smith, from Leominster High School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Victoria Powers, from Oakmont Regional High School, and Samantha Collette, from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School were each awarded […]

Student Leaders To Show Off Their Service Efforts During 3rd Annual United Way Youth Venture Spring Showcase Event

The United Way Youth Venture program of North Central Massachusetts will be celebrating student projects at their second annual UWYV Spring Showcase event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg on March 8th from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a chance for everyone, the public is invited to attend, to see the incredible efforts […]

Michael King Inspires Students at United Way Youth Venture Fall Kick-Off Event

Participants in the United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts program were celebrated at the program’s inspirational annual Fall Kick-Off event, held at Mount Wachusett Community College. More than 300 students assembled on the MWCC campus last Friday to learn how they can create even more change in their communities and to help recognize […]

MWCC Student Rafaela Lopes Receives National Newman Civic Fellows Award

For her dedication and commitment to serving others, Mount Wachusett Community College student Rafaela Lopes has been presented with Campus Compact’s national 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award. The Leominster resident was inspired to make a difference in the lives of others by creating a youth-run social venture that helps young people experiencing or close to […]

UWYV Community Expo Showcases Young Social Entrepreneurs

Homelessness. Poverty. Hunger. Illness. Mental health. The environment. Finding solutions to these and other social issues are confounding to even the most experienced adults. Fortunately, area teens and adolescents are stepping up to become part of the solution, as demonstrated in the first United Way Youth Venture community expo. The event, held March 9 at […]

United Way Youth Venture of North Central Mass. prepares for another successful year (The Gardner News, Sept. 25, 2015)

GARDNER – This fall, United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts will return to schools throughout the region to continue the great work being done by middle and high school students. The program, now starting its 13th year, works with students to help them transform their passions into independent community service projects. Through their […]