Inbox [May 4]: State grants CMHA $240k to fight homelessness, UPCS gets new science lab, WPI’s business school rates Bloomberg list, Ichabod Ball set

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cmha-logoCentral Mass. Housing Alliance awarded $240,000 to address housing instability

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) announced it awarded $865,000 in funding to create eight regional consortiums to provide crisis interventions services to families and individuals facing acute housing instability across the Commonwealth. An additional $1 million will be allocated to develop and implement specialized services for youth under the age of 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Central Mass. Housing Alliance of Worcester was awarded $150,000 in youth service funds and $90,000 in consortium funds.

Read the entire story on the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services website

May3_UPC_PhotoUniversity Park Campus School gets new science lab

University Park Campus School students who take AP science classes have had to go to other schools because their equipment wasn’t up to AP standards. Not anymore!

UPCS now has a brand new AP-level science lab, thanks to money from the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds. The new lab was built from the ground up — including a new fume hood for experiments, new sinks and burners, furniture, audio/visual equipment and more.

See photos from the opening of the lab on the city of Worcester’s Facebook page

WPI’s Foisie School of Business cracks Bloomberg list

WPI’s Foisie School of Business made its inaugural appearance on the Bloomberg Businessweek list of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

WPI ranked 94th nationally and seventh in Massachusetts behind Boston College, Bentley, Northeastern, Boston University, UMass and Stonehill.

Read the full rankings on

BallPreservation Worcester Ichabod Ball June 4

Preservation Worcester’s Ichabod Ball – Wired in Worcester will be held June 4 in the alley behind the North Works Building at 100 Grove St.

Join us in this hidden gem as we celebrate the people and prosperity of the city at the turn of the 20th century. We’ll have live music, visual arts, lights, food and beverages. If you heard about or enjoyed The AUD Ball or The Underground Ball, you won’t want to miss this event.

Read the entire story and purchase tickets on the Preservation Worcester website

— Cindy Henderson

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