January 11, 2017

Inbox [Jan. 11]: Maloney named Nativity School president, Worcester Public Library seeks feedback, domestic violence support group starts, GWCF scholarship applications open

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Interesting and worthwhile things happen every day in our community. Alas, we can’t cover them all. That’s where Inbox comes in, to offer readers an easily digestible compilation of interesting and noteworthy items you and your neighbors keep telling us about.

Maloney named Nativity School president

From an emailed letter by Nativity School of Worcester Board of Trustees Chairman J. Christopher Collins:

“As you are aware, Patrick T. Maloney has been serving in the role of interim president at Nativity School of Worcester since the beginning of the school year. The Board of Trustees began a national search this fall for a permanent president of Nativity School of Worcester to begin on July 1, 2017. After completing that search, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maloney as the new President of the school effective immediately.

Patrick T. Maloney

Patrick T. Maloney

“We have had the opportunity to observe Pat in the role as Interim President over the last 6 months. He has done an excellent job. Nativity Worcester is thriving and we believe Pat is well suited to help us achieve the outstanding elements of our strategic plan. Pat has earned the respect of our faculty and administration, our current students, our graduates, and our donors. He is very familiar with the Worcester community, which has shown increasing support to the school each year since our founding. He is also accustomed to the demands and rewards of a Jesuit education.

“Our goal at Nativity is to provide each of our students with a rigorous education that sets them on a path to achieve their full potential and to learn the joys of living a generous life focused on the well-being of others. We have great confidence that Pat will foster our goals, build on our success and lead us to a positive next chapter.”

Read the full letter from Collins

Worcester Public Library requests feedback

The Worcester Public Library is requesting feedback from the public as part of its strategic planning process. Surveys for patrons of the library, as well as local residents who do not regularly use the library, will be available until Jan. 21.

The surveys, available online at mywpl.org or at the Main Library and all branch locations, are an important step in the Library’s strategic planning process. The Board of Directors of the Worcester Public Library is seeking assistance from the public as it considers options for future programs, services, and facilities. The planning process will result in a written strategic plan that will serve as the Library’s guide over the next five years.

“The Worcester Public Library is a valuable part of our city, and it is important that our patrons have a voice in the future of their library,” head librarian Geoffrey Dickinson said.

“These surveys will help us see what our patrons value, and the feedback we receive from the public will play a vital role in our strategic planning process.”

Domestic violence support group starting

YWCA Central Mass. Domestic Violence services is restarting another Domestic Violence support group.

The group will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays Jan. 30 to March 27 at the YWCA, 1 Salem Square.

This nine-week support group offers education on intimate partner violence, as well as a safe place to heal, make sense of the abuse, increase your self-esteem, plan for safety, and develop life skills for moving towards a violence free life.

Topics include safety, healing from abuse, healthy relationships and setting boundaries.For more Information or registration, call 508-755-9030.

For more information or registration, call 508-755-9030.

GWCF scholarship applications open

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting applications for college scholarships. High school seniors who live in Worcester County are invited to apply.

High school seniors seeking financial assistance for the 2017-18 year are eligible. The application deadline is March 6.

Read the entire story and apply for the scholarship on the Greater Worcester Community Foundation website

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