Center for Community Engagement

Profile in Innovation: Daniel Kim '10

Question: What happens when you combine a passion for music performance with a summer research position studying how brains work?

Answer: You find just the right inspiration for innovation.




So Important, So Present Day

Nora Lawrence ’10: a Synthesis of Academics and Engagement

Photo by Julie Keresztes '12

Spring 2010 Community Based Learning Courses

ENGL-02 Reading, Writing, and Teaching
Jennifer Cayer
Students, as part of the work of the course, each week will tutor or lead discussions among a small group of students at Holyoke High School. The readings for the course will be essays, poems, autobiographies, and stories. Among these will be materials that focus directly on Holyoke.

ENGL-62 Studies in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Register for the L.E.A.D. Conference

The L.E.A.D. Conference, held on Sunday, January 24, 2010, is a one-day conference that will provide students with practical tools necessary to achieve their leadership potential.  Students will learn ways to be more effective and engaging leaders who positively impact their campus and community. Register here.

Documentary Musical Ethnographies: A Presentation by Music 19: Pioneer Valley Soundscapes

Students from the course Music 19: Pioneer Valley Soundscapes will present their documentary musical ethnographies based on music throughout the Pioneer Valley. The presentation is at 4:30 on Thursday, December 10 in Pruyne Lecture Hall in Fayerweather. The students in the course have documented reggae music in Amherst and Shutesbury, sounds of Catholic worship in Holyoke, Jibaro music in Holyoke and Westfield, Sacred Harp Singing in Western Massachusetts, and Estey organs in the Pioneer Valley.

Former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford Gives Address on Community Action Day


Harris Wofford


Crafting Public Policy in the News

The students of Crafting Public Policy met with town leadership in Chicopee, Massachusetts to discuss the health and air quality implications of a proposed biomass plant. Watch video of the story here.

Crafting Public Policy: Multi-Media Presentations on Local Policy Topics


Crafting Public Policy at Arise for Social Justice


Meaningful Work in the Local Community: the Pioneer Valley Internship Program

The Pioneer Valley Internship Program runs from June 2-July 30, 2010. The program is open to current first-years, sophomores, and juniors and offers over 30 opportunities in the Pioneer Valley. Interns receive on-campus housing and a $2,000 stipend.

Civic Engagement Scholars: Connecting Academic Passion With Internship Opportunities

Civic Engagement Scholars is a competitive funding program for current sophomores and juniors that offers students the chance to connect their academic programs of study with internship opportunities around the world.

For more information, visit the program's website or attend an information session on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Career Center or on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Davis Basement. The application has two deadlines on March 31 and April 22.