Improvements to safety and quality of life, as well as to educational equity, are arguably the most important results coming from Worcester Academy’s deep and longstanding commitments to public-private partnerships. Extra police, libraries, green spaces (and recreational opportunities), quality schools, and a stable housing stock are universally recognized as beneficial to communities. Read what The New York Times says about Worcester
and why Parenting magazine ranked Worcester in their Top 10 Best Cities for Families
The press the school has received is one measure of results, while the visit of Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to Union Hill is a measurement of another kind. Additional results – very real but harder to measure – include the goodwill and trust established among neighbors, neighborhood stakeholders, and city departments and officials. There is also the added benefit of modeling such engagement for our students, whose character and leadership abilities are largely shaped by the school’s urban location and the opportunities it presents.
Worcester Academy is currently in discussions with city officials and donors regarding improvements to Providence Street, as well as partnerships that address housing and economic development in the neighborhood.
Worcester Academy Head of School Ron Cino
sums it up as he states, “We are so excited to be part of this important work and to be doing it in affiliation with the National Network of Schools in Partnership (NNSP
). We are looking forward to learning from and alongside like-minded colleagues.”
Worcester Academy is a member of the National Network for Schools in Partnership.
Learn more by visiting schoolsinpartnership.org