Working Cities Worcester (WCW) will convene and inspire workers, employers, government, universities, nonprofits, and communities to create equitable short- and long-term opportunities in employment in the local food service economy to uplift individuals and communities from poverty, with livable wages. The initiative will: (1) provide workforce training and career paths for disadvantaged workers in cooperation with local employers; (2) increase career opportunities and operational support for ethnic food vendors and retailers in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and (3) create a learning community to ensure workforce development is a strategic priority in the local food service economy as well as a key item on the economic policy agenda for the City of Worcester.
Core Partners: City of Worcester, Clark University, Worcester Public Schools, Regional Environmental Council, Workforce Investment Board, Latino Education Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sodexo, and Chartwells.
For more information about the Working Cities Worcester Initiative, contact Initiative Director, Jenna Wills at 508-754-1176 ext. 169