In Massachusetts we have successfully worked with groups like AIDS Project Worcester and Worcester Pride, as well as POW! WOW! Worcester, which has curated over 130 pieces of public art with the goal of contributing to a greater quality of life and creating a genuine sense of community through public art; the Beauhawks Foundation, which brings lifesaving treatment to kids living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and over 8,000 rare diseases; the Canal District Music Series, which is a weekly free concert series during the summer and more.
We have seen how advocacy can lead to change, and we believe it is our responsibility to continue to fight for underserved communities. Good Chemistry would not exist without the support and advocacy of others, and we’re grateful for the ability to give back.
The goal of Worcester Together is to address immediate and long-term needs, complementing the work of public health officials and expanding local capacity to address the impact of this public health crisis on our region’s vulnerable populations. Grants will target organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and gig economy workers, our seniors neighbors, and communities of color, among others.
AIDS Project Worcester, Inc. (APW) is the primary and most comprehensive AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Central Massachusetts. It is the second largest ASO in New England, providing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS since 1987. Over the decades, APW has adapted and expanded to meet emerging public health issues in Central Massachusetts, which is reflected in the multiple services we offer today to both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people.
Good Chemistry is grateful for our Veterans and their service to our country. We are proud to partner with Worcester-based C3RN and other organizations participating in the 2019 Veterans Health and Research Study. It is our hope that the information provided through this long-term gathering of Veterans health data will lead to the improved quality of life for those who have sacrificed so much.
Since its inception in 2016, POW! WOW! Worcester has curated over 130 pieces of public art, consisting of 106 murals and several seasonal and permanent installations, and now maintains the largest collection of murals in New England.
Local and visiting artists travel to Worcester, MA to paint for POW! WOW! Worcester as part of the POW! WOW! Worldwide network of festivals founded by Jasper Wong in 2011. The POW! WOW! Worcester local organizing committee is made up of city residents, students and business professionals whose mission is to encourage walkability and enhanced connectivity between different neighborhoods in the city, advocate for youth arts education, stimulate dialogue, inspire change, promote diversity and inclusion, contribute to a greater quality of life and create a genuine sense of community through public art.
Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center provides support to military veterans and their families in need of services to develop a resilient, self-sufficient lifestyle essential to succeed in today’s environment. The MVOC offers low-income housing alternatives and residential readjustment programs, mental health counseling, case management, employment training, personal development, veterans’ benefits resource assistance, medical transportation, and food assistance.
Worcester Pride recognizes, promotes, educates and unifies the Central Massachusetts LGBTQI+ community, allies and supporters.
Worcester Pride welcomes participation in and volunteers for community goals and a variety of sponsored events and celebrates those who make specific strides to enhance the visibility of Worcester’s LGBTQI+ community. The participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identity, HIV status, national origin, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation is welcome.
The Beauhawks Foundation brings lifesaving treatment to kids living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and over 8,000 rare diseases so that one day, charities like theirs will no longer be needed. But as long as rare diseases exist, the Beauhawks Foundation mission is to make the world a better place for those who live with them. Today.
The Canal District Music Series is a weekly free concert series with food trucks for the whole family. The festival is an effort to build a stronger community while simultaneously revitalizing and refurbishing Worcester. Throughout the summer, neighbors of all ages are invited to come together and enjoy live music and munchies provided by a variety of food trucks.
Worcester Community Fridges offers the Worcester community free access to fresh food. The community fridges are open 24/7 and are supported by community members and businesses. Currently there are four community fridges in the city of Worcester.