Devens, Mass (Oct. 14, 2010) – Nearly 400 students spent a day learning how they could improve their school and community at the first-ever United Way Youth Venture Fall Kick Off, held at the SpringHill Suites in Devens Thursday.
United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ Community Builders, in partnership with Fitchburg State University’s Crocker Center for Civic Engagement, have created a scholarship program for students who develop and launch community service projects. “It is a great opportunity for Fitchburg University students. They get to network, learn valuable workplace skills and an opportunity for a scholarship, while addressing important community issues,” said Karin Oliveira, director of the United Way’s Community Builders, who will manage the initiative.
IC Federal Credit Union’s President & CEO, Tony Cali present a $5000 check to Phil Grzewinski (right), president of United Way of North Central Massachusetts, which will be used for food and heating assistance for local families.
Bank of America’s Edwin Shea, Jr. (center), Worcester Market President, presents a $10,278 check to Phil Grzewinski (right), president, United Way of North Central Massachusetts and Peter Thomas, chief professional officer, United Ways of New England. Bank of America has partnered with the United Way for more than 70 years, supporting their mission both financially and with volunteer hours.