Community Engagement

Many alumni are enthusiastic about the launch of a new Center for Community Engagement at Amherst, and shared with me their experiences of service work during their college years and in their later lives. We applaud their efforts! “As an active participant in the Amherst community service program, a two-time AmeriCorps alum, and the creator of a youth service program in Silicon Valley following graduation, I sincerely appreciate the new emphasis on community engagement. My Amherst education was a wonderful foundation, but it was working out in the community that truly helped me learn how to effectively work with others to try to create social change.” — Alumna, Class of 1997