Our Programs

Already, World Is Our Classroom impacts the lives of more than 4,300 students who come through its programs each year. To build upon its successes, WIOC looks to develop and implement additional programs to impact and teach many more participants to be prepared to enter the 21st century workplace.

Ongoing programs include:

A Day at Bondi’s Island
5th grade
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, Suez, Springfield College, Springfield Public Schools

Holyoke Manufacturing Education Initiative at Hazen Paper Company
5th grade
Hazen Paper Company, Holyoke Community College (HCC), Holyoke Public Schools

Westfield Manufacturing Education Initiative at Mestek, Inc.
5th grade

Partners: Mestek, Inc., Westfield Public Schools, Westfield business and manufacturing community partners, including Elm Electrical, Westfield Bank Future Fund, Shurtleff Children Services, Westfield Gas & Electric, Air Compressor Engineering, Westfield Electroplating

7th Grade
Life Science Initiative at Cobble Mountain
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, STCC, Springfield Public Schools
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission

A Day at the Chicopee Water Pollution Control Facility
5th grade

Partners: City of Chicopee, STCC, Chicopee Public Schools, Tighe & Bond, Chicopee Electric, Chicopee Savings Charitable Trust, Chicopee Public Schools

Also, we have offered:

Clean Water Engineering Technology Program
with Directed Specialty Disciplines at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), (2009), Springfield high schools, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission and Suez.

One-Day Medical Encounters at STCC, HCC, Greenfield Community College, and Berkshire Community College, (2009), high schools throughout Western Massachusetts; MassMutual FATE grant, US Department of Labor Grant, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Eighth-Grade Energy Resources Education Program at the Pioneer Valley Resource Recovery Facility, (2009), Springfield Public Schools, Covanta and STCC; MassMutual FATE.

Eleventh-Grade Transportation, Engineering and Technology Design Initiative; (2010), High School of Science and Technology and University of Massachusetts–Amherst; MassMutual FATE grant and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Gateway to 21st Century STEMM Pilot Program; (2015), Holyoke Public Schools and Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center; United Way of Pioneer Valley.

Early Risers Literacy Program, (2015), Holyoke Housing Authority and Holyoke Public Schools; United Way of Pioneer Valley and Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

Programs we have in the planning and development stage:

21st Century Economy Technology and Engineering and Design Pilot Program
Gateway Cities – Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and Westfield - middle schools.Bridging Expectations Gateway Cities for high school seniors.

World Is Our Classroom, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is an innovative, program-based project that pro- vides the children of our community with education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and manufacturing through programs that emphasize real-world experience and hands-on learning.

Please contact us at 413-787-0008, or nora@worldisourclassroom.org to learn more about the organization.

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