The Worcester Youth Development and Professional Leadership Symposium (WYDPLS) is a collaboration between the City of Worcester, WCAC, Worcester Public Schools, the State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, Mass Hire and the YouthConnect Coalition. The mission of the WYDPLS is to provide free, trauma-informed training opportunities to youth workers and youth that work who are participating in the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program. The week-long training, generously supported by a grant from Fallon Community Health, will take place June 24th – 28th. Learn more here.
We all have a role to play in fighting poverty. Have you ever suffered an unanticipated job loss or sudden health crisis? Have you ever struggled to pay the minimum due on your credit card bill or held two jobs just to pay the bills? Far too many households live just on the brink, a mere heartbeat away from financial hardship or poverty. Read about WCAC’s efforts to combat poverty here.