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Hats for the Homeless

Student Leaders: Jane Tekin Faculty/Staff Adviser: Tracy Finnegan Meeting Time/Place: TBD Hats for the Homeless is an organization in which students use fiber arts to engage with the Berkshires. We knit and crochet hats, scarves, and other warm gear for homeless shelters in local communities in an effort to encourage engagement… Continue reading »

Harrison Morgan Brown Pre-Health Society

Student Leaders: Donglin Zhang Faculty/Staff Adviser: Barbara Fuller Meeting Time/Place: Tuesday evenings, Paresky 1. Organizes activities, trips, and events that will help Williams students to cultivate their passion for medicine. 2. Consolidates sources of information about the field of health care, including speakers and health care professionals, to help Williams students… Continue reading »

EOS Mentoring for At-Risk Youth

Student Leaders: Halle Schweizer, Sophie Torres, and Michael Crisci Faculty/Staff Adviser/Supervisor: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: Variable,  2-3 sessions per week on site at Eagle Street Academy in Pittsfield In this paid work opportunity, EOS mentors work with at-risk high school students in the Eagle Street… Continue reading »

Bread and Roses

Student Leaders: Wylie Thornquist Faculty/Staff Adviser: Shanti Singham Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays in Environmental Center Bread and Roses is a student organization interested in bringing discussions of labor rights and organizing to campus, by engaging with existing labor movements in the Berkshire area and learning about labor history more broadly. We organize… Continue reading »

Concussed Cows

Student Leaders: Ellyn Pier Faculty/Staff Adviser: Noah Sandstrom Meeting Time/Place: Paresky To provide support for students recovering from concussions and to help the college implement the best possible practices in concussion management. Our group will be a way for those struggling with concussions to connect with other students so that they… Continue reading »

fEMPOWER

Student Leaders: Elizabeth Webber Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sarah Raymond Meeting Time/Place: Williamstown Elementary School We hope to teach young girls about nutrition, teamwork and the negative and unrealistic expectations of women’s bodies in the media. We found a lot of success doing this last year, and I hope to continue the… Continue reading »

Williams Secular Community

Student Leaders: Coly Elhai ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Adams Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays 6 PM, Paresky The purpose of the group is to build an inclusive community of agnostics, atheists, and all skeptics to socialize and connect in a variety of ways. We also aim to create a safe, non-religious space for… Continue reading »

thinkFOOD

Student Leaders: Nicholas Gardner ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Mike Evans Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays 8 PM in Zilkha Center At Williams, members of thinkFOOD work in student groups and dining committees to make the food Williams eats more environmentally and socially sustainable. We’ve worked with our primary food purveyors and worked to… Continue reading »

QuestBridge

Student Leaders: Onyeka Obi Faculty/Staff Adviser: April Ruiz Meeting Time/Place: Hollander 101 The primary purpose of the Williams QuestBridge Scholars Network is to provide a coherent support system for entering and continuing QuestBridge-affiliated Scholars at Williams College. However, while the Williams QSN functions as a place of support for low-income and… Continue reading »

Great Ideas Committee

Student Leaders: Luke Baumann ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: College Council Suite, time according to members’ schedule The Great Ideas Committee solicits ideas from the community to improve student life at Williams. These ideas can be conveniences (such as installing water fountains or buying chargers for the library), policy changes, improved communication… Continue reading »

Frosh Council

Student Leaders: Mike Ludwig ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ellen Rogeau Meeting Time/Place: Weekly in Hopkins Hall Frosh Council is a student-elected committee that meets weekly and plans events and functions for First Years. For instance, we held Frosh Formal this past January and designed and sold class apparel. Continue reading »

Friendly Visitors

Student Leaders: Selin Gumustop Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2-3 at Williams Commons The main purposes of this organization are to guide Williams College students through the application process of volunteering at Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and or Sweet Brook Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, provide transportation… Continue reading »

Divest Williams

Student Leaders: Isabelle Furman ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Shanti Singham Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays 9 PM in Zilkha Center Divest Williams seeks to build and foster a movement around divestment of the college’s endowment from fossil fuels; in this work, we aim also to undermine the entire extractive economy. Through this work,… Continue reading »

Dinnertime

Student Leaders: Emmie Hine ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: Thursday evenings in Paresky Once a month, Dinnertime gathers and cooks dinner together for anyone who wants to come. Every dinner has a theme (past themes include Terrific Tubers, Pi Day, and Green Foods) and is vegetarian. Everyone is… Continue reading »

Circle of Women

Student Leaders: Ariana Romeo Faculty/Staff Adviser: Magnus Bernhardsoon Meeting Time/Place: Weekly on Sundays Circle of Women (CoW) is a national nonprofit organization–run completely by students–that provides the necessary resources to girls around the world who are pursuing an education. As such, our focus is primarily abroad. The organization partners up… Continue reading »

Black STEM Association

Student Leaders: Joseph Wilson Faculty/Staff Adviser: Christopher Goh Meeting Time/Place: Biweekly meetings in Rice House The Black STEM Student Association (BSTEM) aims to create a safe and supportive space in which minorities in the sciences are encouraged to continue their studies and can freely and directly speak of their experiences in… Continue reading »

Hats for the Homeless

Knit warm hats for a local homeless shelter to alleviate some of the brutalities of winter. Not  only do you learn to create fiber arts, but you can also make one more person in our community a bit warmer during the long winter months. All the materials would be supplied by… Continue reading »

Two Dollar Challenge

Attempt to experience what it may mean to live in poverty by living for three days on two dollars a day in a makeshift shelter with a group of Williams students and trained professors. In addition to experiencing the physical hardship of living on an extremely limited budget, engage in… Continue reading »

Community Health Programs

The Community Health Programs include: Barrington OB/GYN Dental Centers Family Services First Steps Health Center Lee Family Practice Neighborhood Health Center Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program… Continue reading »

CHP Lee Family Center

11 Quarry Hill Road Lee, MA 01238 413-243-0536 Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 7:30am-6:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/medical/chp-lee-family-practice/… Continue reading »

CHP Health Center

444 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-8580 Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30am-6:00pm Thursday from 7:15am-6:00pm Friday from 7:30am-5:00pm http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/medical/chp-health-center/ http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/medical/health-center-locations-hours/… Continue reading »

CHP First Steps

Parents may call us directly at (413) 644-0104 or may be referred by pediatricians, health care providers, social service agencies, medical centers, childcare providers and other professionals involved with families of young children. All children living in Massachusetts between birth and age three are entitled to a developmental assessment at… Continue reading »

CHP Family Services

442 Stockbridge Road Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-644-0104 Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/family-services/  … Continue reading »

CHP Dental Centers

343 Main Street-Rear Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-5565 Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am – 4:00pm http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/dental/dental-services/… Continue reading »

CHP Barrington OB/GYN

East Mountain Medical Building 780 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-1470 Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm http://www.communityhealthprograms.org/medical/chp-barrington-obgyn/    … Continue reading »

Bennington Area AIDS Project

Information and referral in all areas dealing with HIV/AIDS, errand service, buddy program, hospital equipment, transportation, subsidized housing for persons with AIDS on SSI, home care, financial support, and local support groups for persons with AIDS and their families and friends. 342 Main Street P.O. Box 4264 Bennington,… Continue reading »

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce & Williams Rep

A non-profit organization made up of member businesses, agencies, and institutions whose work together to promote Williamstown as a place to live, work, and play. Williamstown Chamber of Commerce 7 Denison Park Drive Williamstown, MA 01267 413.458.9077 Kerry Koehler ’13 and Olivia Wang ’14 spent Summer 2012… Continue reading »

Entrepreneurship @ Williams

There are both curricular and extracurricular entrepreneurship learning opportunities at Williams! Students can take a 2013 winter study course to help develop their entrepreneurial skills: ECON 12 Turning Inspiration into a Business-Understanding the Business Plan  or ECON 17 Social Entrepreneurship: Innovating in… Continue reading »

Business Counseling

BUSINESS COUNSELING 1) MASSACHUSETTS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK (www.msbdc.som.umass.edu) Berkshire County Satellite Office 413-499-0933 75 North Street Suite 360 Pittsfield, MA 01201 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network provides free and confidential one-on-one management counseling services to new and… Continue reading »

Budget Counseling

BUDGET COUNSELING 1) CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND 489 Whitney Ave, 3rd floor 1-800-282-6196 Holyoke, MA 01040 34 Depot Street, 2nd floor Pittsfield, MA 01201 Hours: Call for appointment. Some evening and Saturday hours available at both locations. Education and counseling services… Continue reading »

Blind/Visual Impairment

BLIND/VISUAL IMPAIRMENT 1) BERKSHIRE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND P.O. Box 778 413-499-0207 Pittsfield, MA 01202 Socialization and support group for the legally blind of Berkshire County; some limited financial assistance for its members. Holds monthly meetings with occasional speakers. (2003 Berkshire United Way listing) 2) BERKSHIRE TALKING CHRONICLE c/o… Continue reading »

Assistive Technology

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY 1) EASTER SEALS MASSACHUSETTS (www.eastersealsma.org) 484 Main Street, 6th Floor 508-757-2756 Worcester, MA 01608 Offers the following services to disabled persons throughout Massachusetts: Technology for Independence program, rehabilitation services, disability resource information, job training and employment, camp, and advocacy. 2) MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND 436 Dwight Street… Continue reading »

Alcoholism

ALCOHOLISM/SUBSTANCE ABUSE 1) ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER, INC. (www.adcare.com) Community Services Department 1-800-345-3552 107 Lincoln Street (24 hour helpline) 1-800-252-6465 (1-800-ALCOHOL) Worcester, MA 01605 TTY 508-798-9946 Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Service hours: 24 hours/7 days Comprehensive adult chemical dependency treatment center provides inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, aftercare, evening treatment,… Continue reading »

Habitat For Humanity – OLD

Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing for all people. Williams students may work with Habitat for Humanity as field work during the semester, for credit during Winter Study, or potentially as a summer internship, funding for which… Continue reading »

Williams-Mystic

During their Offshore Voyage Field seminar, the ten-day sailing expedition at the start of the semester, the Spring 2012 class spent a day ashore to explore the Dry Tortugas National Park. Here the students absorbed the history of Fort Jefferson,… Continue reading »

AIDS

HIV/AIDS ORGANIZATIONS 1) AIDS PROJECT OF SOUTHERN VERMONT P.O. Box 4264 359 Main St. Bennington, VT 802-447-8007 Contact: Rose Rahilly, Program Associate , [email protected] The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont provides (1) direct services (food supplements, testing) to those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS and (2) education about HIV/AIDs… Continue reading »

Adoption

ADOPTION 1) ADOPTION RESOURCE CENTER AT BRIGHTSIDE (Berkshire County Office) 480 West Street 413-496-9491 Pittsfield, MA 01201 Birth Parent Hotline (Toll Free) 1-877-777-7774 E-mail: [email protected] Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with flexible extended hours to meet individuals’ needs. Comprehensive adoption services for birth parents, children, and adoptive parents,… Continue reading »

Adolescent Services

ADOLESCENT SERVICES 1) BERKSHIRE CENTER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN 480 West Street 413-448-8281 Pittsfield, MA 01201 1-888-742-7443 (toll free) Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Child care opens at 7:30 a.m.) Offers a wide range of support services to vulnerable children and their families. BCFC… Continue reading »

Abuse/Neglect

ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ASSIST VICTIMS OF ABUSE/NEGLECT 1) BERKSHIRE COUNTY KIDS’ PLACE & VIOLENCE PREVENTION CENTER, INC. 63 Wendell Avenue 413-499-2800 Pittsfield, MA 01201 Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention… Continue reading »

AP Chemistry Labs

Mt. Greylock High School Chemistry teacher Scott Burdick and Williams Chemistry Professor Jay Thoman lead an AP Chemistry Lab. As part of the Science Outreach program through the Williams Center at Mount Greylock, Williams students can assist local high school teachers, working in collaboration with Williams professors,… Continue reading »

The Berkshire Museum

The mission of the Berkshire Museum is to enrich, inspire, and educate through interactions with the arts, history and the natural world. The Museum serves audiences of all ages by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting objects of art, history, and natural science. The Museum welcomes help in a variety of… Continue reading »