Inbox [Aug. 21]: YWCA accepting Great Guys nominations, Burncoat High set for LED upgrade, Nichols and Quinsig partner in community college pact, UMass Medical scientist nets $3.5M grant

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Nominations open for YWCA Great Guys Award

The YWCA is accepting nominations through Aug. 31 for the 2016 Great Guys Award. This award is presented annually to men of good conscience who have demonstrated a commitment to domestic violence services in our region, local community or college campuses.

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All nominees must show a commitment to the YWCA mission — dedication to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all — and meet a certain set of criteria as outlined on the nomination form.

Those individuals selected as the 2016 Great Guys Award recipients will be honored at the annual Daybreak Breakfast Monday, Oct. 17, at the College of the Holy Cross Hogan Center. Mark your calendar now and save the date for this truly inspiring event.

Download the nomination form from the YWCA Central Mass. website

Worcester receives $250k grant for LED lighting at Burncoat High

The city of Worcester has been awarded a $248,849 grant to complete an energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade to Burncoat High School. The award was one of 47 Green Communities Competitive Grants recently announced by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

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