Campus Challenge 2012-13

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:

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Campus Challenge has met its Goals and has gone  'above and beyond'

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Panel Discussion on “Educational Inequality and Opportunity”

Watch the April 17, 2013, panel discussion with Barry O’Connell,Professor of English; Vanessa Fong, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ben Guest, Career Center Program Director & Careers in Education Professions Advisor; Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Professor of English and American Studies; and Luca Grillo, Assistant Professor of Classics.

Events Overview February through June, 2013

MAY-JUNE EVENTS:

Fill-a-Truck Drive. Form friendly competition among teams, join a ‘tabling’ group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept non-perishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include: Alumni Gym, Barrett Hall, Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science, Ponty Pool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

12/11/2012 Announcement

Campus Challenge: Drive for Food Items and Educational Supplies

Campus Challenge Takes on Hurricane Sandy!

Campus Challenge needs your help to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday at Pratt Field from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Campus Challenge volunteers will be accepting financial contributions to the American Red Cross and donations of needed supplies. A donation box for needed supplies will also be located at the entrance to Alumni Gymnasium throughout Homecoming Weekend.

Donating Food and DIY Food Drives

A Note From Amherst Campus Challenge

Nonperishable food goods donated at Campus Challenge drop-off sites are being distributed to Amherst Survival Center and to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Of course, you may donate supplies directly to the organization of your choice.

Some of the most-needed items for canned food drives include:

Donating School Supplies

School supplies donated at Campus Challenge drop-off sites are being distributed to Amherst A Better Chance House, Homework House Holyoke, and Reader to Reader, Inc. Of course, you may donate supplies directly to the educational institution or community organization of your choice. Here's a list of commonly-requested school supplies:

Will Bike 4 Food

September 2012

Will Bike 4 Food

In 2013: Everybody has a Story

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