Worcester State University
Intergenerational Urban Institute


The IUI is engaged in hunger initiatives and is actively working to make Worcester County hunger free. Activities have included a hunger awareness program at Worcester East Middle and Citizens Schools. Students of all ages are also involved in service learning at the Food Bank, Brigham Hill Community Farm, St Paul’s Outreach, Rachel’s Table, Friendly House and other community agencies. The IUI also launched a Hunger Outreach Program with initial support from Project Bread. The IUI was honored with the Congressional Hunger Center’s 2005 Victory against Hunger Award, presented by Congressman Jim McGovern.  Currently, the IUI hosts an annual campus-wide "Empty Bowl" fundraising event for local hunger relief and the Hunger Outreach Team (HOT) provides information application assistance for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.


The English Language Learner (ELL) Program provides opportunities for volunteers and students of all ages to tutor immigrants from the Worcester community on the Worcester State University campus. The program, which occurs in the fall and spring semesters, is coordinated by an intergenerational team who provide support and training. Students may earn one, two, or three credits participating in the tutoring program.



WSU Campus - Sullivan Building Room 127
Wednesdays, 11:30-12:20

 Worcester Housing Authority
Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.
425 Pleasant St., Worcester
NU Cafe, 335 Chandler St., Worcester
Training provided.  

Tutoring spring and fall semesters

Register for UR440 practicum for 1, 2 or 3 credits


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Related Links:
  Generations United (GU)
  Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
  AARP of Massachusetts
  Commonwealth Corps Calendar
  Social Capital Blog
  Govenor Patrick to Create State Volunteer Corps
  Commonwealth Corps Newsletter
  Commonwealth Corps


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