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No Smile Logo The Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) is an independent advocacy organization working to ensure that students in the Worcester Public Schools are given the opportunity to succeed at the highest possible level and to acquire the skills and knowledge to master the challenges of the 21st century. The Collaborative is committed to supporting, facilitating, and developing a wide variety of partnerships among families, schools, organizations, and businesses that will both enhance the quality of public education in Worcester and the quality of our common life. As a non-profit education fund, the Collaborative’s independent voice speaks for the children and for the community to create a system of effective schools in which every child is prepared for success in college, career, and life.

Recent Media

Early Childhood Education


In Massachusetts, Strategies for Children has been a leader in advocating for a significant expansion in the availability of pre-school for young children. Worcester organizations have supported the state proposals.. read more

Building blocks of education


“Basically what’s happened over the past generation is that we’ve put enormous effort into improving the academic piece of schooling, but progress has been nil because the students’ emotional foundation.. read more

The impact of trauma on students: what Boston and Worcester are doing


A $1.6 million federal grant (Read more here) will identify and target Boston public school students who are experiencing trauma. In contrast,  Worcester’s pilot project, a partnership with WEC and.. read more