Podcast: Giving Young People the Chance — and the Budget — to Improve Their Community

 

Since its inception in 1999, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Youth for Community Improvement project has engaged more than 180 teens in direct philanthropy. Together, these youth have made more than $285,000 in grants to over 70 nonprofit organizations in Worcester County, MA. How does YCI work? What are the benefits to the community and to the young people who participate? We caught up with six YCI team members on the University of Massachusetts/Amherst campus in June 2017 to talk about it.

They brainstorm their priorities, write their own RFPs, and make their own awards. How does it all work? Click to listen.

 

We interviewed (from left to right): Caitlyn Nguyen; Laura Giordano; Lauren Walsh (front left); Dorean Asuako; Diane Khong (front right); and Sarah Riley. Sarah Shugrue, YCI Staff, is at far right.

The full YCI team, 2017. YCI makes grants to organizations in the Greater Worcester (MA) area.

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