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QCC Presents First Community Impact Award

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at]

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WORCESTER, MA— November 13, 2023 —Quinsigamond Community College recently presented its first Community Impact Award to Kwame Appiah and his family members for their work and founding of the Kumasi FC Soccer Club. The Kumasi FC Soccer Club has been serving the Greater Worcester community since 2010 and offers a variety of soccer workshops to children ranging from toddlers (age 2) to 15-year-olds.

The Community Impact Award was the brainchild of QCC’s Director of Community Engagement Sean Harris. According to Harris, the award is designed to spotlight local individuals and/or organizations who do impactful work with young people from underserved communities.

“We plan to give an award out during each of our athletic seasons. It is so important to acknowledge and honor those people who are working every day to make our communities better,” Harris continued.

The award was presented to Appiah last month during halftime of the QCC men’s soccer team game against MassBay Community College.

“This is a happy moment for me. When I graduated from Burncoat High School in 1998, I enrolled at Quinsig and that’s the best decision I think I’ve ever made,” Appiah said adding that like the connections he made at QCC, the children who participate in the soccer club end up making friends from new areas and backgrounds.


Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.