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Holy Cross in the Community
Holy Cross is an integral part of the community of Worcester. We are actively engaged—particularly with our nearest neighbors on College Hill and in South Worcester—in making our city an even better place to live, work, and raise families.
As a member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, we work collaboratively with the City of Worcester and the business community whenever possible to promote local economic development. In addition, through a variety of academic, civic and service activities, our students, faculty, and staff are involved—on many levels—in the daily life of the City of Worcester.
The College’s work in this area has been formally acknowledged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which included Holy Cross as one of the 195 colleges and universities in the nation in its Community Engagement Classification. The classification—which comes only after a rigorous application process—recognizes campuses for strong curricular engagement, outreach initiatives and effective community partnerships.
Every day, academic internships, summer internships, social justice opportunities, and community-based learning courses bring Holy Cross students Worcester’s into local churches, municipal offices, senior centers, museums, shelters, parks and recreational spaces, schools, and neighborhoods.
The College undertakes major institutional initiatives, concentrating on areas in which we have significant experience, notably infrastructure development and education.
Community and infrastructure development
2013 Holy Cross in the Community Report