Co+build: The Community Building Project
Co+build is a program at Wentworth that engages students in a unique, hands-on experience that helps them become familiar with the local neighborhoods while working with community members to help address the needs of the community.
Students involved in Co+build projects develop a relationship with the community and their environment. Throughout their involvement in Co+build, students are introduced to the local community and can connect with fellow students who share an interest in giving back to the community through service-based projects.
Benefits of participating:
- Collaborate with students on interdisciplinary projects all over the City of Boston.
- Earn credit toward the Center's certificate program.
- Immersion into the standards and cultures of local neighborhoods.
- Becoming a part of projects that contribute to the stabilization of local communities.
Past Community Projects
Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services
Build the capacity of the organization by supporting the maintenance of the building exterior and interiors.
Brookview House Teen Center
Renovate the Brookview House's Teen Center. Supported through a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund's College Community Challenge. Selected as one of 10 college-community partnerships, nationally.
St. Stephens & St. Martins' Renovated Community Space
Design and build a renovated community space which includes a community stage and community garden for the South End community. Supported through a grant from the TD Bank Charitable Trust.
Thomas M. Menino YMCA Streetscape Project
Design and build an "outdoor lobby" for the Hyde Park YMCA. Supported through in-kind donations from the construction community.
Additional Co+Build Projects
See past projects that Wentworth students, staff, and faculty have completed to positively impact neighborhoods across Boston and beyond.