BUILD | SKATE | GROW

Who are we?

Push Worcester is a cooperatively run not-for-profit community based organization in Worcester, MA working to increase access to skateboarding and support Worcester’s skate community to grow. We envision a city where everyone has access to the materials, infrastructure, and support to skate, where there is a strong, active, and inclusive skate scene. 

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Why Skateboarding?

Skateboarding is a practice that combines physical activity, creativity, spontaneity, and mental focus, leaving skaters with indescribable feelings of pride, confidence, excitement, and fulfillment. It can be an escape, an outlet for self-expression, a workout, a discipline, a sub-culture, or a chosen family. Skateboarding naturally builds intergenerational communities where skaters young and old share space, learn from each other, and learn about each other. Skating is not for everyone, but everyone should have the opportunity to see what skateboarding and the skate community have to offer them!

Programs

Push Worcester’s programs provide young people with free skate instruction and opportunities for creative expression, mentorship, leadership, community organizing, and employment. We commit to working alongside young people in all we do and aim to support youth to be leaders in our organization and skate scene!

Skate Lessons & More!

Push Worcester offers lessons and other skate services such as birthday parties, skate clinics, and art projects. All proceeds pay our staff and fund our future community programs and events. Click below to see what we offer and our rates. We are happy to work with individuals, organizations, and businesses looking to customize an event or program to meet your their specific needs!

Push It Forward!

Push Worcester organizes a mutual-aid based network collecting donations of used or new boards, gear, and other materials. We offer them back out to our community at no cost, no questions asked. Click below to coordinate a donation or request an item.

Events
& Partnerships

Push Worcester organizes skate jams, skate clinics, art workshops, art shows, film screenings and more! We usually do this with our network of friends, artists, skateshops, and local community organizations. Check out upcoming and past events below!

Escape Winter

Feb 23-27, 2022

Past Skate Jams

& Block Parties

Art and Film

Skate and Create

Community

Collaborations for Justice

Media

Want to feature or cover our work in any way? Contact Jacob@pushworcester.org

Join the push!

Have an idea for an event, program, or workshop you’d like to lead? Interested in volunteering, supporting, or joining our core organizing crew? Hit us up!

Funding & Support

Push Worcester is fiscally sponsored by the Worcester Roots Project and is supported in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Worcester Arts Council, Recreation Worcester, YouthWorks/the Worcester Community Action Council, Redemption Rock Brewery, Eastern Boarder, plus individual donors and proceeds from our skate services. We greatly appreciate the funding and support that allows our work to push forward.

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Partnerships

Funders and supportive partnerships shift seasonally. Looking to support our work? Contact Jacob@pushworcester.org

 

The Push Family

Friends, Family, Comrades, & Collaborators