Worcester Fencing Club
Offering year-round instruction in the Olympic sport of fencing for children and adults.
243 Stafford Street, Worcester
In an all-new The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic Partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Jeffrey Chin, CEO, Daniel Mastrototaro, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and Rebecca Joseph, co-chair the Alumni & Friends Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts/Metrowest.
Big Brothers Big Sisters maintains that it is "as old as friendship and as new as today." The Worcester-and-Framingham-based organization was founded in 1963 as Big Brothers of Worcester County. Initially, it serves seven needy boys by matching them in supportive mentoring relationships with community volunteers.
The demand for Big Sisters made it clear that the time had come to extend services to girls, and a Big Sisters chapter was added to the agency in 1974. The president of the Board of Directors told a local reporter at the time, “To turn our heads from the needs of young girls, would not permit us to fulfill our responsibility as a social service agency.” The name of the organization changed to reflect the newest program addition: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Worcester County.
By the late 1990s, more than 2,500 matches had been made over the history of the organization. In 2002, the organization agreed to manage Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Middlesex and, in 2004, the Board of Directors of both agencies voted to merge. In 2005, the organization name was changed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest.