Climate Action

The Worcester Climate Action Circle is a citywide climate coalition that connects you with other individuals and organizations working on the challenges and opportunities emerging in the wake of climate change, an extractive economy, and a changing energy system. We’re currently working to bring a Climate Emergency Resolution to city council. We hope you join us to ensure the city of Worcester acknowledges and equips itself to address the climate emergency.  

To plug in now, we invite you to join our Facebook group and check RENEW’s event page for the upcoming meeting.

Sociocracy Workshop

SOCIOCRACY: a socially responsible system of governance that promotes power to the people and facilitates clear and just decisions. Sat, December 1, 2018 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sheehan Hall, Worcester State Univ. 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602 FACILITATOR: Jerry Koch-Gonzalez, Sociocracy for All Organized by Social Venture Collaborative, Center for Social Innovation, Cooperation […] Continue reading →

New Economy Summit – January 26th, 2018 at WSU

Building A Resilient Social Venture Ecosystem Videos from the New Economy Summit 2018 here. Presentations from the 2018 Summit Here: Value of Cross-Sector Collaboration – Yunus Centre – Debra Slovenia Etri Community – Lenka Puh WealthWorks Toolkit – Melissa Levy SproutChange – Priscila Espinosa Co-op Conversions – Rob Brown Co-op Conversion example: A Yard and […] Continue reading →

Accessing Financial Capital Panel Live

Join the Social Venture Collaborative, Worcester Idea Lab and Worcester State University for a panel on Accessing Financial Capital aimed at social entrepreneurs in Central Mass; facilitated by Amy Mosher-Berry: Monday, March 27th, 2017 2:00 – 3:30pm View livestreams here: On Future Focus Media’s YouTube Chanel Here. On Social Venture Collaborative’s Facebook Page Here. Panelists: […] Continue reading →

Financing Social Ventures

Thanks for joining us for this great Panel/Discussion on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, 4:00pm at Sheehan Hall 109, Worcester State University. Speakers: Maggie Cohn – Co-op Fund of New England and Brian Colbert – MLK Business Empowerment Center / SMOC. Organized by: Social Venture Collaborative, Center for Social Innovation at Worcester State University. Continue reading →

Thanks for making the Summit a success!

Photo album from Summit here. The next general meeting for the Social Venture Collaborative on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 10am at the Worcester Idea Lab, 20 Franklin St, Worcester – open to all. Thank you again to the organizing groups and sponsors: Worcester State University’s Center for Social Innovation, Worcester Roots / Worcester Solidarity […] Continue reading →