YOU, Inc., an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, was the recent recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Barr Foundation, in support of our work within the Worcester Zero Fare Coalition.
The Worcester Community Connections Coalition (WCCC) of YOU, Inc. / Seven Hills Foundation is a parent and provider coalition that works to address gaps in local resources and strengthen at-risk families. The WCCC helped to formally convene the Worcester Zero Fare Coalition in 2019, and since then has helped to coordinate its work. The Coalition includes parents, residents, providers, and municipal leaders who have organized riders, advocates, and community and state leaders to move the WRTA toward a permanent fare-free system to better serve our most marginalized residents.
We are grateful for this generous funding from the Barr Foundation, as we work together to address significant barriers to transportation for vulnerable families in the city of Worcester and beyond.