Center for Community Engagement

Fall 2010 Community Engagement Fair: Learn How You Can Get Involved


Community Engagement Fair

Come check out what opportunities student and off-campus organizations have available to Amherst College students at the fall Community Engagement Fair. Get involved this semester! The fair is at 3:00 on Tuesday, September 14 in the Keefe Campus Center.


This Fall, Explore One or More of the Nine Dynamic Community Based Learning Courses

The Center for Community Engagement is excited to announce that nine of the fall's class offerings are community based learning courses. This semester, students in these ten classes will explore history, art, mathematics, dance, education, and religion through text, collaboration, movement, ethnography, teaching, and original research— in and outside of the classroom.

Looking to Develop Your Leadership Skills? Register Now for This Year's L.E.A.D. Conference


Current student leaders and aspiring student leaders alike are encouraged to register for this year's L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) Conference. The L.E.A.D. Conference is a day of skill sharing, training, and networking with the primary goal of offering practical tools for student leadership.

Not just 'everywhere but here': Amherst College community dedicates a week to HIV/AIDS education & awareness

There Are Some Things Money Can’t Buy: the Bank of Exchange/Value

What is the value of art? In 1948, Sotheby’s auction sold a Jackson Pollock painting for a whopping 140 million dollars—the most expensive art auction to date. Yet in order to enjoy the beauty of Exchange/Value, a project of the Collaborative Art Class at Amherst College, you do not have to pay a penny. Welcome to the Bank of Exchange/Value: an art project that emphasizes the importance and utility of non-monetary exchanges in the community.

Looking to Facilitate Social Change On and Off Campus? Consider Applying to Join the Community Engagement Leader Program

Are you interested in working to build partnerships and initiatives that facilitate positive social change? Would you like to work to make community engagement the norm at Amherst College? Consider joining the CEL team. CELs  manage local partnerships and work with campus groups and departments while developing their own leadership and management skills.

Telling Our Stories During Homecoming: Collecting Oral Histories of Community Engagement at Amherst College

Amherst opened the doors to the Center for Community Engagement in the fall of 2007.  Yet students have been engaging in communities near and far throughout the history of our college.  The CCE invites you to help us collect and tell our engagement stories.  During Homecoming, we invite you to stop by the CCE office to tell your story.  All we require is 15 minutes of your time and a willingness to think back in time. We will record your story and post a collection of stories on the CCE website for others to enjoy.  Recording times:  Friday, November 12 from 3-5 p.m.

Announcing Spring 2011 Community Based-Learning Courses

Are you hoping to get more deeply involved in the community this spring? Consider enrolling in a community based-learning (CBL) course. You may decide to help document the musical communities and acoustic terrain of the Pioneer Valley in Pioneer Valley Soundscapes. Perhaps you're more interested in analyzing educational policy and urban history to better understand America's public schools in Cities, Schools, and Spaces. Looking to get off campus? Check out Professor Dick Aronson '69's course at Hampshire College on Public Health and Community Engagement.

2009 Community Engagement Orientation Trip: Meet the Trip Leaders

Sharpen Your Entrepreneurial, Leadership, and Policy Skills: The CCE Announces Three Interterm Courses

Have you missed opportunities for community-based learning during the traditional academic year? Do you want to make sure your Interterm experience is intellectually invigorating while having fun and learning skills for social change? Consider taking one of three CCE-sponsored Interterm courses. You'll have ample opportunities to hone your problem-solving and leadership skills while learning about current issues near and far. All courses meet at Amherst College but are open to all Five College students.