Programs & Missions

WAMS Programs

Drive for Haitian Families

WAMS is asking for help with a serious crisis – the needs of hundreds of Haitian families that have been sent to central Massachusetts and are living in hotel and motel rooms.  Some of these families arrived with little more than the clothes they had on – T shirts, shorts, and flip flops.  There are many children.  Some of the mothers are pregnant and due to give birth soon.  The MA Department of Health and Human Services and private and public agencies from various communities are stepping up to provide essentials, and WAMS is part of this collaborative effort. 

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Play Group Fitchburg

New Pre-K Collaboration in Fitchburg
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Play Group Plus Worcester

A pre-Kindergarten program primarily for three- and four-year-olds in the Main South area of Worcester that provides free play groups for families in Worcester.
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ReachOut Worcester

A guided, one-day immersion program that offers Greater Worcester-area youth (age 13 and up) and their leaders the opportunity to experience the social issues and assets of urban communities like Worcester while engaging in hands-on service with fellow community members.
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Summer CUBS

An educational enrichment program that is designed not only to stem summer learning loss, but to give children the chance to learn in fun and creative ways that will make them want more.
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Summer CUBS 2023

Summer CUBS this year was a hit with students and staff.  Opening on June 26th, it ran for four weeks until we sadly said, “See you next year” on July 20th.

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Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!)

A collaboration between WAMS and a church or other organization that has a group for young people, in general teens, who want to learn while making a difference in their community.



The Worcester Area Mission Society's mission is intentionally broad. While our greatest resources are devoted to educational and economic equity, we recognize how many factors impact the achievement of those goals in the communities we serve.

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Related Programs

Rhythm Kids

An evidence-based music program of drumming, music, and movement for elementary school age children to prepare them for more formal music study later.
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Trauma Training Tuesday

A free monthly program to build a more trauma informed community and build knowledge about the impact trauma has on individuals and in communities throughout the life cycle.
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