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South Worcester Neighborhood Center to celebrate 45th anniversary!

The South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corp. (SWNIC) on Camp Street will hold its first annual Academy of Giving – Walk the Red Carpet fundraiser on Friday, Oct 17, at the Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross.

The event will celebrate the organization’s 45th anniversary and support its feeding program.

Academy of Giving promises to be a night supporters won’t soon forget.  A cocktail hour will kick off the gala at 6pm, followed by a buffet dinner and award ceremony. Guests will enjoy raffles, a silent auction, and evening of dancing with live music by the band, “Business Times.”

In addition to providing food, advice and counsel, the SWNIC has formed partnerships with the Worcester Food Bank, the Center for Women and Enterprise (business training) and Dress for Success Worcester (job hunting skills and clothing).  They’ve also recently formed an alliance with the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, to prevent incarceration and to redirect those who are re-entering society. In addition to these initiatives, SWNIC is working on forming an alliance with the Center for Non-Violent Solutions to bring mediation instead of contention to the South Worcester area.

 Be there!

WHEN: Friday, October 17, 6pm Cocktail Hour, 7pm Buffet Dinner

WHERE: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester.

COST: $50 /ticket

REGISTER: Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-the-red-carpet-at-the-academy-of-giving-tickets-12864027653 OR checks made payable to The South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corp. and mailed to: SWNIC-Academy of Giving, 47Camp Street, Worcester, Ma 01603

News from South Worcester’s SWNIC

We start week two of our Summer Camp programs!

To date: South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corp. has 71 children attending.
Green Island Neighborhood Center (at Crompton Park) has 35 children enrolled.

The seven interns from the College of the Holy Cross are wonderful. Highly organized and energized, they have executed a good program for the kids. We have all six weeks scheduled out with a full and rich program.

Minor issues are as expected: lack of particular supplies and a need for swim suits. (The new pool at Crompton Park does not allow cut-offs or shorts.)

Reading is each day at 12:30 p.m., moved up a half hour so we could prepare better for swim time.

Thankful to all of you for making this happen on behalf of the children of South Worcester and Green Island.

Ron Charette, Executive Director SWNIC

A note from InCity Times: If you would like to donate swim wear (new, hopefully) to the kids in SWNIC’s summer program, please drop off donations to the center, on Camp Street (past the handball courts).

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SWNIC is pleased to announce that we are now a referral agency for Dress for Success – Worcester. Through them we can now assist with women’s professional clothing for interviews, internships, job fairs and employment.

Our clients are also be eligible for additional programs:

Going Places Network

A twelve-week program to help you secure employment.

Confidence Building
Career Development
Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
Interview Preparation
Next Session Starts in mid-summer

Professional Women’s Group

Keep your job and turn it into a career.

Designed Just for Working Women
Monthly Meetings Featuring Expert Speakers
Ongoing Career Support & Training
Networking Opportunities & Professional Mentors
Incentives & Prizes for Continued Involvement

Thank you,

Denise G. Minor
Development Director
SWNIC