Community & Economic Development Organizations

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce leads and advances economic development in Berkshire County and supports civic and social welfare through the advocacy and support of Chamber members and the Berkshire Community. 66 Allen Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-499-4000 www.berkshirechamber.com [email protected] Contact: June Roy-Martin, [email protected], Interim President & CEO

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Berkshire Enterprises

Entrepreneurial training and business consulting services for county residents. 1350 West Street Suite 301 Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-236-2140 www.berkshireenterprises.com [email protected]

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Berkshire Immigrant Center

The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across

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Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Official area-wide planning agency in the Berkshire Region with comprehensive planning responsibilities including economic development, environmental, transportation, regional, community and land-use planning and data and GIS services. Volunteers and interns welcome on various projects. 1 Fenn Street Suite 201 Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-442-1521 www.berkshireplanning.org

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Berkshires Capital Investors

Venture capital fund supporting economic development in Northern Berkshire County. 430 Main Street Suite 4 Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-9683 www.berkshirescap.com

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

In the name of Elizabeth Freeman and countless women who have struggled before us, and for the sake of their families and the generations yet to come, the Elizabeth Freeman Center commits to working toward a world free from violence and all forms of oppression. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/elizabeth-freeman-center/

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Family Life Support Center Louison House

Family Life Support Center (FLSC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was established in 1990 by local agencies to address the issue of homelessness that had become more pervasive as a result of the economic decline in Northern Berkshire County during the 1980’s. Over the past twenty years, FLSC has provided homelessness

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Friends of Milne Library

The Friends of Milne Library works with library staff and the Board of Trustees to foster community awareness and support library needs. In order to help raise funds for the library, the Friends organize an annual used book sale, the proceeds of which go towards library needs. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/friends-of-milne-library

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North Adams Office of Community Development

Advises businesses on all matters related to the construction or rehabilitation of facilities. As well as managing the city’s public works and housing rehabilitation funding and serving as a resource to the city’s Zoning and Planning Boards. City Hall North Adams, MA 01247 413-662-3025 x 3025

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for people in northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. The Coalition works to achieve its mission by: PROVIDING A PUBLIC PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY Monthly meetings averaging over sixty participants are held the second Friday of each month, from September

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) is to improve the quality of life for people in northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/northern-berkshire-community-coalition

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Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / Berkshire United Way

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership unites the community in order to produce positive youth development by reducing youth substance abuse rates in Pittsfield. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/pittsfield-prevention-partnership-berkshire-united-way

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Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Small business plan preparation and free business advice for startup businesses. Pittsfield Chapter Berkshire Common Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-499-2485 www.score.org

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