Grants awarded at WorcLab offer ‘inspiration and hope’ for 31 organizations in Springfield, Worcester and across the state

Thirty-one envelopes stacked on a podium could almost be overlooked within a large conference room on the fourth floor on Portland Street in Worcester. Their importance, though, wasn’t lost on the dozens that packed inside the space.

Each of them carried hope or dreams in the form of funding for the dozens that packed into the space Thursday morning.

“It brings inspiration and hope, because there’s growth within the community,” said Ana Marie Morales of Make It Springfield.

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