Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


The project assisted Park Spirit of Worcester, Inc. in the planning and implementation of what will be the first conservancy in Worcester, MA: The Elm Park Conservancy (EPC.) The project team addressed this by creating a framework for the EPC that includes a funding strategy, management structure, and volunteer engagement plan. The team conducted content analysis on and interviews with successful conservancies across the United States, local nonprofit organizations, and the Worcester Parks Department in order to make informed recommendations to Park Spirit of Worcester, Inc. The team then presented their finding to city officials and community representatives in order to assess the feasibility and garner support for the conservancy.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs