Martin Luther King, Jr. Events at QCC
The 36th Annual Community Breakfast will take place virtually on
Monday, January 18, 2021
Access to view the event will be posted here on January 18, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m.


The 2021 guest speaker is Reverend John Vaughn       
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Rev. John Vaughn serves as the Executive Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He works closely with the Church’s Senior Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock in managing the overall vison, ministries and operations of this globally know Congregation. As the spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Ebenezer remains at the forefront of the fight for individual growth and social transformation. Previously, Rev. Vaughn served for almost ten years as the Executive Vice President at Auburn Theological Seminary. Auburn is a national leadership development and research institute that equips leaders of faith and moral courage for multifaith movements for justice.
Before joining the staff of Auburn Seminary, Rev. Vaughn served as the Program Director for the Twenty-First Century Foundation based in Harlem, New York, a national foundation that advanced strategic giving for Black community change. He also previously served as the Executive Director of the Peace Development Fund. The Peace Development Fund provides funding, training and assistance for grassroots peace and justice community organizing throughout the United States and select countries internationally.
From 1996 to 2000, Rev. John H. Vaughn served as the Minister for Education and Social Justice at the Riverside Church in New York City.  His responsibilities included overseeing the Church's ministries with children, youth, young adults, adult education, social justice, social services and small grants.   Rev. Vaughn has also served as the Director for Community
Development at the Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC) in Boston, Mass; The executive director of East Harlem Interfaith in New York City; The Action Assistant at The Riverside Church, and the Assistant Minister at the Hamilton United Methodist Church in San Francisco, Ca.
Rev. Vaughn, an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass, his Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and is in his second year of the Doctor of Ministry program at Drew Theological School. He is married to the Rev. Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and Wabash Center’s New Associate Director of Educational Design. They are the proud parents of two teenage sons named James and Caleb.
In addition, the virtual breakfast program will feature the release of the first Worcester “Black History Moment,” a video presentation of the Worcester Black History Project, a collaboration with the Worcester Historical Museum.
The first of a series of presentations of local Black history, the inaugural moment features William H. Brown, local businessman and upholsterer.  In 1868 Brown was accepted as the first member of color of the Worcester County Mechanics Association, which recently announced plans to add Brown’s portrait, along with one of Frederick Douglass, to the Great Hall of Mechanics Hall.
Mr. Brown’s papers are in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the gift of his great-grandson Dr. John Goldsberry and members of his family. Kimberly Toney, Head of Reader Services at AAS and a member of the Black History Project committee, narrates the story of William Brown and Worcester; Robyn Shropshire is the host of “Black History Moments.”
The 2021 Virtual Event is free and open to the public, however anyone wishing to make a donation to the MLK Scholarship Fund, may mail donations to
MLK Community Breakfast
c/o Quinsigamond Community College
670 W. Boylston Street
Worcester, MA  01606
Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Selina Boria at or 508.854.4368
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For families with children in grades 1-6.  Unique opportunity to accelerate learning, improve self esteem and knowledge of Black History and Culture. This free virtual afterschool program has very limited seats.  Application link and flyer below. Stay well, Stacey 

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Light the Way to Racial Justice: A Caravan and Vigil Saturday evening 12/19/20

What: The Massachusetts legislature passed a strong police reform bill that would make real progress toward ending police violence against people of color. But Governor Baker is trying to remove the fundamental racial justice component of the bill: the part that ensures that communities of color have the power to set and uphold standards for training and use of force.  With only days left in the legislative session, this is a critical moment. Join ECCO, Worcester Interfaith, MCAN and partners from across the state as we call upon Senate President Spilka, Speaker DeLeo, and Gov. Baker to keep racial justice in the police reform bill!

Where and When: Community members from across the state will hold a peaceful, socially distant vigil - first in two separate simultaneous vigils outside Speaker DeLeo’s home (6:00 PM, meet near 5 Eleanor Ct, Winthrop MA) and Senate President Spilka’s home (6:00 PM, meet near 25 Rome Way, Ashland MA ), and then everyone will caravan to Gov. Baker’s home.  At 8pm, we will gather for a vigil outside Gov. Baker’s home for prayer, song, and testimony (meet near First Church Swampscott, 40 Monument Ave, Swampscott MA). Join us for any part you are able.

Worcester folks and folks affiliated with Worcester Interfaith:
We are asking you to join the Caravan at Senate President Spilka's home 6:00 PM tomorrow evening, meet near 25 Rome Way, Ashland MA ) Contact Isabel Gonzalez-Webster if you will be joining. 781-913-4904 or at

To Prepare: Bring signs that say “Racial Justice=Community Voice” and “Keep Racial Justice in the Police Reform Bill.” If you have battery-powered candles, please bring these as well.

We Need Your Help: If you are able to offer masked rides from Lynn for community members who do not have cars, please text Isabel Lopez with your name and how many you are able to give rides to: 617-306-1365. If you are able to be a marshal at Governor Baker’s house to help keep people safe and organized (all that’s required is showing up at 7:40) please be in touch with Janine Carreiro : 774-242-0664.
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The Worcester Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program provides 8 weeks  of career exploration and hands-on exposure to the building trades and prepares participants for placement in a union apprenticeship.  We are partnered with several contractors looking for laborers, carpenters, iron workers, and many more trades!

•            Hybrid training will be held in Worcester and is scheduled to occur February 22 to April 16, 2021!
•            All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have a driver’s license, physically be able to work in construction, be low-income, be authorized to work in the U.S. and consent to Drug Testing.
o            Preference given to women, minorities, and Worcester residents!

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Message From the President

I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the holiday with your family and loved ones in a safe environment.

Stay safe & God Bless
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Free Small Business Resources and Support Webinar
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in partnership with the Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, is hosting a virtual lunch and learn to discuss free resources and support available to the small business community, as well as How To Do Business With Lockheed Martin.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Tips, Tricks & Reminders
Please Wear Your Mask Over Your Mouth & Nose

Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and to ensure your safety and for ours, we please ask that all members and guests wear a face covering or mask at all times in the Whitin Community Center.

Your mask or face covering MUST cover your nose and mouth. If a mask is being worn improperly, staff will politely remind you to wear your mask to cover your nose and mouth. Thank you for your understanding.

If you, a family member or guest do not have a mask or face covering, it’s not a problem, we have masks available at the Members Services Desk for you! Just ask.

TRICK! Wear glasses over your mask
or face covering to prevent fogging!

"My husband and I always tell our friends what a great job the [Whitin] Community Center has done with all the COVID-19 restrictions in place, and how hard you all worked to ensure that we are safe." - Nancy R., WCC Member


Supersaas & Arrival Time

We are so excited to be expanding our Supersaas online reservation system at WCC! You will use Supersaas to make your reservation(s) for your favorite daily exercise options including; Aqua & Floor Aerobics classes, the Fitness Room, Lap Swim & Adult Exercise Swim times, Open Recreational Swimming & Basketball, Racquetball & Pickleball, Spin & more! Reservations can be made 48 hours in advance of the class and are reserved for Members only.

If you have not already set up an account with Supersaas, please follow the instructions by clicking the red button labeled "Supersaas Information".

Please remember to arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled class or activity. Due to Massachusetts State Regulations we are unable to have members and guests waiting inside or outside for a program to prevent congregating.
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TIP! We now have two tablets in the Lobby for reserving your space for classes and activities in Supersaas, and Daily Pre-Screening.

Waiting For Your Class Or Activity

Massachusetts State Regulations prohibits customers from waiting in groups inside or outside a business to prevent congregating.

We ask that members and guests arrive at the WCC NO MORE than 10 minutes before your scheduled class or activity to prevent congregating.

If you arrive more than 10 minutes prior to your class or activity, staff will politely ask you to please wait in your car. Thank you for your understanding.

Fast Lane!
  • Do you always register through Supersaas for your class online?
  • Have you completed your one time COVID-19 Waiver?
  • Do you complete your daily Pre-Screening online before you come in?
  • Do you have your WCC Membership Card to scan in?

If you answered YES to all 4 of these questions you qualify for our Fast Lane!

Simply walk into the WCC using the Main Entrance, follow the purple and white "FAST LANE" signs & floor arrows to the far side of the Member Services Desk. Then scan your WCC Member Card, receive your color coded wrist band from a Member Services Representative for your activity or class, and you're off!

In the Lobby when you arrive for your class or activity, please stand on the green check marks to ensure social distancing while checking in at the Member Services Desk. Each check mark is 6ft apart.

REMINDER! Please be sure to scan your membership card in upon arrival, and out when leaving the WCC.

"I came to the [Whitin] Community Center for Lap Swim last week and I am so impressed with how well you are running the facility in the face of a pandemic. It felt very clean and safe!" - Nora S., WCC Member

Practice Social Distancing

For practicing social distancing throughout the WCC, please remember to keep a safe distance, at least 6ft between you and another member or guest.

In the Lobby when you arrive for your class or activity, please stand on the green check marks to ensure social distancing while checking in at the Member Services Desk. Each check mark is 6ft apart.

In the fitness room and in classes, please make sure there is 14ft between you and the next member or guest.

COVID-19 Waiver

All Members, guests and customers must complete this form prior to coming to the WCC. You will only be required to complete this from once.

NOTICE: THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT. Read this document carefully and in entirety. By signing this agreement, you give up your right to bring a court action to recover compensation or obtain any other remedy for any personal injury or property damage however caused arising out of your participation in George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. (“WCC”) Activities and Programs, now or at any time in the future.

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"I am super impressed with how "normal" things are looking even with all the new regulations." - BVCP Parent

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Daily Prescreening Tool

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Public Health, and CDC guidance, the Whitin Community Center is requiring everyone coming to WCC to complete a DAILY SCREENING BEFORE arrival.

To complete the DAILY SCREENING either use this link, or the QR Code using a Personal Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. (Access to the questionnaire does require an internet connection or wireless access).

Thank you for helping us control the spread of COVID-19, helping to keep you and everyone safer.
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Holy Cross Alumni Education
Upcoming Online Opportunities

Stay connected to Holy Cross - and each other - through these upcoming
web-based offerings for alumni, parents and friends.

Office of Alumni Relations
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
(508) 793-2418
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Celebrating The Power of Our Diversity During Latinx Heritage Month!

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Join Amplify Latinx in celebrating the culmination of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 -October 15) with a festive gathering honoring our 2020 Amplifiers. As part of the event registration, we will also give attendees the chance to select five Latinx-led non-profit Community Partners to receive a grant in recognition of their response to the most […]RSVP  Event Link


Screenings at Entry Points

To help keep our patients and employees healthy by reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19, we are screening all patients and visitors coming into our medical offices. Everyone entering will be asked if they have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

At the entrances of our facilities, patients and visitors will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands. If you come with your own mask, we will ask you to wear the one we provide unless you’re wearing a clean, uncontaminated surgical mask. If you are wearing gloves, we will ask you to remove them for the duration of your visit, and then sanitize your hands.

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One on One: Dennis Gorman, attorney at Fletcher Tilton, guitarist for In-Xpensive Winos

WORCESTER — By day, Dennis Gorman works as an attorney at Fletcher Tilton PC, assisting clients in areas that include estate, trust, tax, charitable organizations and corporate practice.
At night, he can be found jamming on his guitar as a member of In-Xpensive Winos, a band that plays classic rock tunes by the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Jeff Beck and Foghat (to name a few) in clubs and at events, largely in Central Massachusetts and surrounding communities. In-Xpensive Winos will perform a fundraiser Friday at Fiddler’s Green, 19 Temple St., to benefit the nonprofit jazz radio station WICN 90.5-FM.
After graduating from St. Peter’s High School in Worcester, Gorman received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Nichols College, a master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University and his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University. In 998 he joined Fletcher Tilton, Worcester’s oldest law firm.
Why did you go into law and was it something you always wanted to do?
I’m a CPA as well as a lawyer. When I was working in public accounting, one of my friends was going to law school and I got the idea to go into the field from him. Clients, when they were in dire straits, would call their lawyers before their accountants. It looked more interesting and challenging than what I was doing, so I decided to bite the bullet and go to school at night. I probably did 90 hours weekly for five or six years between getting my CPA and law degree.
What are your specialty areas and why did you focus on them?
Because I’m a CPA and had my master’s in taxes, I was able to get back to advising businesses and doing estate planning, estate and trust work. ... It was just a natural fit for my background.
When did your interest in music begin?
I was 7 or 8 when the Beatles came out in 1964. I’ve always loved music. My generation grew up with all the British bands. I took lessons in the early and mid-’60s for a while but then dropped it and always regretted that. About eight years ago, my son bought me a guitar for Christmas and so I immediately started taking lessons ... and went from there.
Then I formed a band, almost right from the beginning, because the only way you are going to get good at playing is if you get up in front of people. The band has evolved over time.
Tell us about the band and the music you play.
The band is called the In-Xpensive Winos. Keith Richards is my favorite musician and the Rolling Stones is my favorite band. One of Keith’s side projects was called X-Pensive Winos, so I used a variation of that name. We play classic rock from 1965 to the 1980s.
Janis Joplin, Credence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top ... a lot of mainstream stuff. Largely we play in Worcester and surrounding towns. We played in Greenwich Village in New York City at the Bitter End. ... That was a blast. It’s the oldest club and we played there a month and a half after Lady Gaga went back to perform. It’s where she started out.
We just did a big show at the new Beer Garden Pavilion in Worcester, a really cool place.
What skills do you need to do both jobs? Are there similarities?
I’m kind of a front person in the band, although I have two lead vocalists. I sing a little bit but I tend to be the person on the microphone working the crowd.
I’m an outgoing person. In my profession, I think most successful lawyers are outgoing and at ease with people and able to communicate with them. I’ve been able to help develop a good following for the band ... being engaging and schmoozing.
Is there a standout experience from a concert you can share?
There was an instance when I was singing a song early on in my career and I completely forgot the words. I got brain fry so I just sang anything.
After the show, I asked people in the audience whether they picked up on that and they said, “Geez, no, we didn’t.” My guess is that musicians do that a lot and just have to wing it.