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.

Description

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