About


Founding Partners


Who We Are and What We Do

Our Mission: To work as a collaborative effort to clean and beautify Worcester’s streets and green spaces while prioritizing environmental responsibility alongside economic growth

Established in May of 2021, the Worcester Green Corps (WGC) is a public/private partnership between the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the City of Worcester, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and several other community partners and generous sponsors. As Worcester experiences new levels of investment and economic growth, it is in everyone’s collective interest to make sure the city is clean and inviting to residents and visitors alike. WGC establishes a year-round effort leveraging the involvement of the business and nonprofit communities to keep Worcester clean, green, and proactive in implementing beautification and environmental best practices throughout the city. 

In addition to the year-round cleanup and beautification efforts, WGC partners with the Worcester Community Action Council through their YouthWorks program to provide income and job training to Worcester’s youth. The career pathways program offers learning experience and exposure to a variety of educational pathways and environmental careers for our young employees. 

Three sectors we aim to collaborate with:

Meet Our Staff

Miranda Hotham

Worcester Green Corps Coordinator

Miranda grew up in Winslow, Maine and made the move to Worcester in 2015 to study political science and sociology at Clark University. In spring of 2021, Miranda earned her M.S. in environmental science and policy with a focus on urban development. Miranda is passionate about improving the ways that humans interact with the natural environment and is grateful for the opportunity to implement this new program in a city that has become her second home.

YouthWorks

In partnership with the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC), the Worcester Green Corps is able to offer opportunities to provide leadership and employment opportunities to youth and systemically disadvantaged groups. WCAC’s YouthWorks program occurs in three sessions: a six-week program in the summer, a 12-week program in the fall, and a 12-week program in the spring. The youth workers have the opportunity to learn about career readiness, green initiatives, and environmental careers, as well as to gain experience in leadership, community organizing, and program planning.

Contact Us

mhotham@worcesterchamber.org
508-753-2924 ext. 233