Worcester's Black Legacy
is a community coalition working on making the city of Worcester a place where we can feel safe, welcome, and where there is equal opportunity for us to develop and grow. By talking with our community and reviewing research, we found that our Black community does not have equal access to the health promoting aspect of our city. We were not surprised to learn that, as a result, the Black community is experiencing increased illness and death in comparison to larger community in many areas.
Further research brought us to the understanding that the keys to overall community health is increased education and employment. We have decided to focus our work on building the educational attainment of Black children which will allow them to have higher paying, safer, and more secure employment – leading to better overall health.(watch Unnatural Causes) and Race: Power of an Illusion.