At ThisWeekinWorcester.com, we are lucky to have the continued support of so many teachers in Worcester — both in the public and private school systems.

As part of our effort to help continue the discussion of what our school system needs, here we will take a look at what the teachers in Worcester need for their classrooms.

Donorschoose.org – an online crowdfunding organization that connects teachers in high-need communities with independent donors that want to help – is a popular tool to raise money for much needed classroom equipment and programs, as requested by individual classroom teachers.

We will have a growing list of Donorschoose.org projects from Worcester teachers here. We encourage our readers to donate if and when they can. When a project is fully funded, we will make a special announcement.

Since there are nearly 200 active projects from Worcester teachers on Donorschoose.org, we will publish 20 at a time and update the list each week. Some of the projects below are partially funded and some are currently doubling donations. Please take a look at each project!

Week 1 Series – THIRTEEN projects fully funded!

Week 2 Series – THREE projects fully funded!

This page will be updated constantly, will be shared at least once a week via social media and can be found in the Public Schools section of ThisWeekinWorcester.com.

New Active Projects – Week 3

New Age Listening Center: Mrs. Montecalvo, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $619

Can I Use Your Voice Until I Get My Own?: Mrs. Ryan-Smith, Columbus Park Preparatory School – Goal: $441

Hello Future: Mrs. Kiritsy, Quinsigamond Elementary School – Goal: $442

No Technology: Ms. G, Clark Street Development Learning School – Goal: $980

Through the Eyes of Kindergartners!: Ms. Marzilli, Clark Street Development Learning School – Goal: $980

Keeping Our Technology Safe!: Mrs. Adams, Quinsigamond Elementary School – Goal: $474

Learn Through Play: Mrs. Kaye, Abby Kelley Foster Elementary School – Goal: $993

Creating Tomorrow’s Mathematicians and Engineers!: Ms. Stone, Rice Square School – Goal: $506

Grade 5 Math: Ms. Casello, Elm Park Community School – Goal: $627

Teaching Easel: Ms. Lucas, Quinsigamond Elementary School – Goal: $512

Flipping Out with Anchor Charts!: Mrs. Calcagni, Roosevelt Elementary School – Goal: $380

Step Up to Literacy: Mrs. Cerullo, Wawecus Road School – Goal: $1,280

Pens, Papers and Shelves to Store!: Mrs. Tsoutsis, Columbus Park Preparatory Academy – Goal: $538

Wouldn’t It Be Cool if Kids Could Connect?: Mrs. D, Burncoat Middle School – Goal: $1,379

Teaching Kids Sports: Mr. Cruz, Elm Park Community School – Goal: $562

Cheerful, Colorful, Creative Work Designed by Children!: Ms. Mayo, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $985

Tech World: Ms. O, Quinsigamond Community School – Goal: $586

Reading Support and Research!: Mrs. McGovern, Wawecus Road School – Goal: $2,006

Chromebooks Cause Creativity!: Mr. Channell, Vernon Hill School – Goal: $1,170

About Patrick Sargent

Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.

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