Action! Worcester in the News

 

Not Your Grandfather's Central Mass.

Kyla Pacheco is the co-founder of Action! Worcester, which has the goal of connecting college students and professionals to the city. She has been conducting surveys at city events as part...


Worcester Joins Pow! Wow! International Mural Festival

As part of the objective to activate underused spaces throughout the City of Worcester, between 8 and 12 walls have been selected and approved to be curated and painted by different artists from...


POW! WOW! Worcester Seeks to Beautify Downtown

By establishing Worcester as a tourist destination and art industry, the city may also experience steady economic growth. Ultimately, Pacheco would like Pow! Wow! Worcester to, “inspire...


Worcester Pow-Wow is bringing in 10 mural artists from across the world to paint the city

"Right now, you're seeing art as a lean budget, high return way to revitalize an area," Kyla Pacheco, director of operations for Action! Worcester said. The artists...


Worcester to Boston nonstop train starts Monday

The nonprofit Action! Worcester, focused on young professionals, is among the local organizations hyping up the train that will deliver riders from Worcester to Boston in less...


Free train ride: Action! Worcester handing out tickets for first Worcester-Boston nonstop trip

Action! Worcester, a nonprofit focused on young professionals, is helping hand out free MBTA tickets to people interested in jumping aboard the commuter rail for the inaugural trip of the new...


As I See It: 'But Worcester … Why?'

I see the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of "Action! Worcester" as they drive this city forward; I see the national historic landmark and Worcester treasure...


Roaring time at Worcester 'underground speakeasy'

Stripped of its innards and fixtures, the old newspaper stomping ground was transformed into the “Downtown Underground Speakeasy,” thanks to Pulse Magazine, co-hosts Airspray Worcester and Action! Worcester...


Worcester to host 10-day international mural festival this summer

"It's one of our goals at POW! WOW! to help beautify cities with murals throughout the world. We've been in Hawaii, Long Beach, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. Worcester is another great addition...


Worcester Partners with Pow! Wow! Worldwide to Bring International Mural Festival to the East Coast

POW! WOW! Worldwide, a producer of international mural festivals, will make Worcester its first ever East Coast festival. The week-long festival known as POW! WOW! Worcester will appeal to a diverse...


Mural festival comes to Worcester

Now, the recently burgeoning push toward public art, spearheaded by the 44-feet by 120- feet Denholm mural by Caleb Neelon... will receive the ultimate in citywide attention with POW! WOW! Worcester...


Worcester Idea Lab Launches Downtown

Action! Worcester held their brand unveiling party at their 20 Franklin St. location on Thursday, Jan. 21, officially launching the “Worcester Idea Lab,” which focuses on inspiring innovation in Worcester through...


Area colleges focus on big data

Though Worcester's colleges produce many qualified data analysts, Worcester does struggle to retain qualified young professionals, said Josh Croke, a WPI alum and...


News Flash: Aug. 12, 2015

“Worcester is a good city for young professionals to start their businesses in and to grow and develop their ideas,” Croke said...


Worcester Local Weekend: Beer garden, food trucks, kickball hope to attract younger crowd downtown

As part of the city's effort to bring people downtown, the Worcester Local Weekend kickoff on Friday will feature a beer garden, food trucks and...


Chamber of Commerce Launches Professional Development Series for College Interns

Quality-of-life enhancement is so important in our efforts to strengthen the young professional community here in Worcester, and we’re very excited to be able to work with the Chamber to highlight...


Making Worcester a more livable city

Josh Croke and Kyla Pacheco are trying to support efforts to make Worcester a more livable city. They founded Action! Worcester, a company that combines the ideas of Worcester locals and students with plans...


Worcester college students say cool stuff, better transportation would keep them around

By all accounts it isn't something that happens often, but last night students from four different colleges in Worcester came together in one place...


Action! Worcester aims to unite town, gown

With the number of colleges in Worcester, one would think there would be a burgeoning student community. The fact is, however, is that the campuses are isolated for the most part, and there hasn't been...


Pulse Magazine's 15 to Watch in 2015

Shortly after graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014, Joshua Croke, 24, set out to start his own business. His journey to that point, however, was very different from the “traditional” college...