Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The African Community Education program (ACE) of Worcester, MA helps African immigrant and refugee students realize their educational, social and cultural potential through after school and weekend study programs. The ACE staff is so occupied with program demands that they have little time to create a proactive funding strategy. To help ACE stabilize its funding, our group worked with ACE staff and Board members to develop a compilation of evaluated potential fundraising campaigns. We created a yearly operational fundraising plan that will help staff efficiently develop existing and implement new fundraising campaigns. These two deliverables are an important step to help ACE programming expand its reach.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs