Connecting People
Creating Community


Action! Worcester is catalyzing change in
Worcester, Massachusetts through observation,  Conversation and Collaboration


Our grassroots approach to community development currently focuses on two founda tional pillars: Lifestyle Development and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. These pillars were determined through our annual community think tank event, ThinkWoo, which powers the majority of our programming and initiatives.

Action! Worcester is comprised of a team of passionate individuals who are committed to building a vibrant community through engaging and collaborating with students, business owners, organizations, residents, and visitors.


Our Mission

To catalyze change that builds strong communities through observation, conversation, and collaboration.


Our Core Values

  1. Innovation is realized by keeping an open mind
  2. Collaboration is fundamental to progress
  3. Inclusivity is vital to equitable development
  4. Sustainability is key to smart growth
  5. Analysis is critical to comprehensive understanding
  6. Design is the tool that delivers change

Current Driving Goals

  • Fundraise & generate revenue to support the mission of Action! Worcester moving into the future
  • Create dynamic programming that engages residents and visitors in meaningful ways
  • Raise awareness to city, community and social initiatives and events in Worcester
  • Provide resources to increase accessibility to entrepreneurship in Central MA
  • Drive smart urban growth through data and innovative ideas
  • Connect students and young professionals to events, organizations, and activities in Worcester


As part of our mission to create a vibrant community, we created the #LetsMakeWorcester video series to highlight people working toward the same vision. Share your ideas with us using the hashtag #LetsMakeWorcester!


What People Are Saying About Us

Action! Worcester is fostering an energy in the City with their ability to collaborate and partner with the community that is infectious. It’s a great feeling when one sees the passion and drive to change the City through young professionals who love what they do and take pride in what they produce. With an organization that’s not afraid to change the status quo like Action! Worcester, the City of Worcester will continue to develop and become a vibrant place to live, play, and work.
— Eric Batista, Chief of Operations & Project Management; City of Worcester
Josh and Kyla bring great passion to everything they do in the City of Worcester. Their creativity is adding vibrancy to the City’s economic development projects, arts and culture, and strong entrepreneurial ecosystem.
— Jon Weaver, Chief Operation Officer; MBI
I highly recommend engaging and collaborating with Action! Worcester. Collaborating with Action! Worcester has been a rewarding experience for me on a professional and personal level. Kyla and Josh bring exuberant energy to each project which is contagious. Their unique professional experiences provide creative thinking and ideas that have enabled us to complete tough projects. Kyla and Josh are tenacious and professional which are critical traits to completing tough projects.
— Lisa Drexhage, Project Manager; WBDC

We Can't do it without your support.

Consider contributing to our work so that we can continue to deliver new and innovative programs, build a collaborative ecosystem, and foster inclusive community growth in Worcester. Whether you are a company or would just like to give as an individual, your sponsorship is what helps us realize the change we are working towards in our community.

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors!