|Project Center Website:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||WPI applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Acad Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|C term||2016-2017||08/08/2016 **||Rolling Admission||01/12/2017||03/03/2017|
|B term||2016-2017||08/08/2016 **||Rolling Admission||10/25/2016||12/15/2016|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Project Opportunities:||IQP||Placement Rate:||78%|
|Active Since:||2000||Director:||Corey Dehner|
|Associate Director:||Laura Roberts||Center Highlights:||Community Development, Domestic, Low or No Cost, Urban|
|Housing Type:||Commute from Worcester||Program Preparation:||1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure|
|Program Eligibility:||All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application||Visa Requirements:||Not Applicable|
Worcester Community Project Center - Center for Community Empowerment & Environmental Responsibility (IQP)
Location and Culture
Housing and Meals
Cost and Billing
Health and Safety
The Worcester Community Project Center - Center for Community Empowerment & Environmental Responsibility (CEER) develops projects both from the grass roots and from the public sector. This means that project teams work hand-in-hand with government agencies, local politicians and Worcester based organizations on important social and environmental issues that impact your Worcester neighbors. Students who choose the WCPC get to have diverse cultural experiences without leaving Worcester. Through community engagement students learn how such questions affect people with different incomes, races, ethnicities, and genders.
The Worcester Community Project Center (WCPC) is an off-campus project center. Students will commute to work at the Worcester Community Project Center offices in downtown Worcester or at their sponsoring organization.
Students must arrive on or before the posted start date and stay through the posted end date of the program. Dates will be posted at the top of this page. WPI housing will be available from the start date to the end date. If students plan to arrange any personal travel before or after the program, they will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing.
Past Worcester (CEER) students have...
- Improved build site operations and volunteer tracking systems at Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester
- Made recommendations to enhance relationships between the Worcester YMCA and newcomer populations
- Worked with State Senator James Eldridge to research components for a new underground storage tank spill cleanup policy in Massachusetts
Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away. These will be billed to you on the same WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester, and Spring semester).
- WPI Tuition and Fees
- WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
- WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
- Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)
In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:
- Local transportation
- Airfare (if applicable)
- Tourist activities and incidentals
- Project related incidentals
A breakdown of all estimated expenses for Worcester (CEER) can by term at the top of this page by clicking on this links in the "Estimated Expenses" section.
Worcester is an urban metropolitan city with many people coming and going daily. As in any urban environment students are encouraged to remain vigilant about their own personal security and consider the locations that they are visiting and the level of security at these locations. Students should also stay aware and up-to-date on local news reports and follow advice from public safety officers regarding travel on public transportation and around the city.