Center for Community Engagement

Exciting Learning: A workshop for tutors and teachers on literacy and learning

Celebrating the fourth and final Habitat for Humanity house in Amherst

Habitat Build by Jessica Mestre '10

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join President Biddy Martin in a celebration of the completion of the fourth and final Habitat for Humanity house in Amherst.  Over the years, many Amherst College volunteers have helped to build the homes on land donated by Amherst College.

Support music in Amherst public schools as a music tutor

Good News: Tutoring Doesn't Work— Now What?

Soap Boxes and Action Tables: Join us for the first ever Community Engagement Expo this Thursday

What are the possibilities of community engagement at Amherst and in the Pioneer Valley? How can you take action right now? What can you learn from the stories and experiences of students, community leaders, faculty, and alumni?

California alumni are invited to meet this year's summer interns

If you are in the San Francisco or Los Angeles areas, please join the CCE staff and summer interns for an alumni/intern networking reception. The reception in San Francisco is on Tuesday, June 21 and the Los Angeles reception is on Wednesday, June 22. Follow each link for more information. Hope to see you there!

New opera on Pioneer Valley's infamous Daley & Halligan case

A unique glimpse of a defining moment in Massachusetts history will be offered in two free workshop performances of the second act of The Garden of Martyrs, a new opera on the 19th century case of Irish immigrants executed in Northampton for a murder they likely did not commit.  The first performance will take place on Sunday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program will be repeated Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Robyn Newhouse Hall at the Community Music School of Springfield.

We've Got a New Look!

We're all about change at the CCE. We've redesigned our website to more accurately reflect how we think about —and practice—community engagement. We hope you'll explore our new site and feel as inspired and excited as we do about the possibilities for collaborative, sustainable engagement on- and off-campus.

CCE advisory board member Rosanne Haggerty '82 talks about ending homelessness on NPR

 Rosanne Haggerty '82 is featured in this All Things Considered story on NPR, where she shares the history of Common Ground— the nonprofit she founded in 1990 to end homelessness in New York City—and explains how Common Ground is now taking on homelessness nationally.

Making a Splash

What does it take to get a high-caliber athletic team excited about community events? Simple.

Just add water.

Hour of Power: Just Keep Swimming

The team has used their athletic ability to raise money for cancer research. For four years now, they have fundraised for the Ted Mullin “Hour of Power” event. Mullin was a Carleton College swimmer who lost his battle to sarcoma. The event raises awareness raises funds for cancer research. Over 100 teams participate in the one-hour challenge by swimming continuous hour-long relays in their pools.