Getting the Center Back on Track

The Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center has just reopened after a two-year hiatus. Due to past funding constraints a few years ago, we were unable to continue our mission to support residents in the Pleasant Street Neighborhood. With the support of our wonderful State Representative, Mary Keefe and a lot of hard-working volunteers we were about to secure a line item in the state budget and get some funding to reopen!

The Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center is about bringing people together in order to surface and prioritize issues that we can collectively act on in order to make change.

Our Mission is to create a safe, attractive and livable community with people of varied means and backgrounds. This community will respect, recognize and call upon the talents of all. As neighbors, we will create this community by forging new partnerships among residents, neighborhood organizations, businesses, churches, schools, colleges, financial institutions, human service organizations, and government so that we all can share in achieving and sustaining this vision.

Although we have received funding we are still in need of some supplies and a lot more support. Below is our Wish List. Any donations you can give would be much appreciated!

PSNNC Wish List

  • Office stacking trays
  • Hanging file labels
  • Paper towel roll
  • Folders
  • File Cabinets
  • Bulletin boards
  • Ladder
  • Toolbox
  • Vacuum
  • Bell for door
  • Shelving units
  • Mini Fridge
  • Paper towel dispenser
  • Office chairs
  • Shredder

In lieu of donated goods, monetary donations can be made to our GoFundMe fundraiser here:

Thank you to all the hardworking young people and to our partners for making the Park Stewards program a success again for 2014!

Neighborhood jobs for neighborhood youth. Teaching the habits of paid work. Building a legacy of caring for public space.

The Worcester Park Stewards program hires youth from low-income communities for the summer to help maintain and improve Worcester’s public parks. The program is a great way to learn about our parks and neighborhoods, good work ethic and civic engagement. We are currently working with Newton Hill, Crompton Park, Castle Park, Crystal Park, Green Hill, and Coes Pond.

Sites and Partnerships: Coes Pond, Columbus Park Neighborhood Association, WHA Lakeside
Coes Pond Watershed Association, Green Hill Park, Green Hill Park Coalition, Green Hill Barnyard Zoo, Marie Anne Ctr., Worcester Parks Department, Castle Park & Crystal Park, Christian Community Church, St Mary’s Nursing Home, Shephard King Neighborhood, Association, Dismas House, Crompton Park, Pernet Family Health Service, Carpenters Local 107, Canal District Alliance, Newton Hill, Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, Friends of Newton Hill, Walmart

Funding: Commonwealth of MA – YouthWorks funds, City of Worcester – CDBG funds, Businesses – Walmart

Oversight: The Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, Worcester Community Action Council, City of Worcester Parks Department