Center for Community Engagement

Make a Splash with the EDU!

Photo: Splash! by Éole on Flickr, © Creative Commons

Join the EDU for Splash, and help make learning fun again! This Saturday, they're offering classes on everything from making sushi to the theater of the oppressed in a one day program for middle and high school students. For a lineup of classes and more information, visit the website.


Community-Based Research in Holyoke- The Impact of Industry on Women: a soapbox lecture by Kayleigh O'Keeffe '12

Kayleigh O'Keeffe at CCE Expo

"I took a class called Gender and the Environment, and through that class— which is not a community-based learning class— I was able to focus on this area of Holyoke that I've been interested in since my freshman year."

Panel on public health internships offers broad lessons for internship seekers

On the evening of Thursday, February 25, I joined over thirty students who ventured through the pouring rain to attend the panel, Internship Opportunities in Public Health. While the event – which was co-hosted by the Amherst College Public Health Collaborative (ACPHC) and the Career Center, may not have the most exciting name – hearing about the internship experiences of my fellow students, and learning how I could find my own equally great experiences in the field of public health, was genuinely fun.

This spring, consider taking one of ten community-based learning courses

There's never been a better time to take a community-based learning course than this spring.

Volunteer with the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools

Nearly 3,000 students in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools benefit from the time and talent that Amherst College volunteers provide throughout the year. Elementary, middle and high school students benefit directly from the mentorship and positive role models Amherst College students provide each day.  If you are interested in volunteering in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, please contact Kimberly Stender, Volunteer Coordinator in the Amherst-Pelham Regional Schools at

Public Education Reform- There's No Single Solution: a soapbox lecture by Professor Barry O'Connell

“I’m going to start with a simple premise:  No truly democratic society has a chance of surviving without a public school system that can and does educate all students."

Supporting Learning in High-Stakes Testing Environments: Building Your Educational Toolbox Series

You are warmly invited to join the Center for Community Engagement for the next installment in our ongoing training series on building an educational toolbox. This Tuesday, October 18, from 6-7:30 pm in Chapin 203, join us for an interactive dinner workshop on supporting learning in high-stakes testing environments.

From the Holyoke dam to the kitchen table: Voices from the first annual Community Engagement Expo

Dalai Lama Fellows Information Session This Thursday