Societal Need Being Addressed: Domestic Poverty and Educational Opportunity

Last year Amherst College was one of over 300 colleges and universities to successfully participate in the President’s Community Service and Interfaith Campus Challenge. The overarching goals of the President’s Challenge continue for 2012-13:

  • To increase social cohesion by having individuals and groups interact across their differences
  • To increase social capital by having campus groups work together to address common concerns
  • To address specific societal needs

Specific Goals for Amherst College in 2012-13

  • 75% of Amherst students, staff and faculty participate in some way
  • 10,000 dollars are donated
  • 10,000 pounds of food and educational supplies are donated
  • 25% of Amherst students, staff and faculty engage around beliefs and values re: poverty and access to education


Members of the College can register participation in ANY activity or donation that relates to poverty and acess to education and any activities around beliefs and values during the 2012-13 academic year.

Register Participation September 2012 through April 2013:

Participation Form

Our Core Partners

Yes: your own organizations and activities can be contributed to our 75-10-10-25 goals. We are also broadening established relationships with five core organizations: