Center for Community Engagement

1960s

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Dick Aronson '69

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A founding member of Amherst Amigos, Aronson also successfully advocated for the donation of yearbook funds to the then-brand-new A Better Chance (ABC), now over 40 years old.

Michael Behnke '65

Michael Behnke '65

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During a year off from Amherst, Behnke joined the civil rights movement through advocacy for educational access in Springfield, including successfully lobbying President Johnson's Office of Economic Opportunity.