By Sector

Active Minds

Student Leaders: Paige Wilkinson ([email protected]), Kira Marrero ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Margie Wood ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays at 6 Active Minds is a mental health awareness club that opens up the conversation on campus about serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. The club also fosters support and strengthens resources for those

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Adventures in Learning

Students create and teach short after-school enrichment courses to local elementary students.  Adventures in Learning runs for 4-5 weeks during Winter Study, with each class session meeting 4 times.  Subjects range widely, including topics in fields such as dance, mythology, languages, cooking, etc.  For more information, visit http://adventuresinlearning.williams.edu or contact Cecilia Hirsch ([email protected]).

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Amnesty International

2014-2015 Student Leaders: Sierra Jubin ([email protected]), Abby Rampone ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Amy Merselis ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays in Paresky The Williams College Amnesty International Chapter was created for the purpose of helping Amnesty International by whatever means we can in Amnesty International’s efforts to secure basic human rights for millions of people worldwide.  The group

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Appalachian Mountain Club (Regional Trails Office)

The Appalachian Mountain Club is a leading organization in outdoor recreation, conservation and education. The Berkshire Chapter maintains trails, leads hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and other trips. For information on volunteer and intern opportunities, see the volunteer page of the Berkshire Chapter’s website. 964 South Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230 413-528-6333 amcberkshire.org

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Asian American Students in Action (AASiA)

Student Leaders: Qiyuan Hu ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays at Paresky AASiA is a political, social, and cultural affinity group for Asians, Asian Americans, and allies. AASiA provides events programming, spaces, and organized meetings to discuss issues related to Asian and Asian American identity. Facebook Page

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Association for Women in Mathematics

Student Leaders: Kiran Kumar ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Chad Topaz Meeting Time/Place: Wednesday 6 PM at Driscoll We create a communicate for women and other underrepresented identities in the Math/Stat department. We have weekly dinners and the officers of the club meet once a week to discuss planning events and initiatives. We also liaise and advise the Math/Stat department

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Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter School Tutoring

BART Charter School‘s innovative afterschool program in Adams needs Williams students to tutor middle and high school students in Math or Language Arts.  Tutoring takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30pm or 3:00-6:00pm (total time including travel).  Transportation assistance will be provided if needed, with a preference for students to have their own vehicles

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Berkshire Doula Project

Student Leaders: Claudia Forrester ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Kim Gutschow Meeting Time/Place: Wednesday evenings in Wood House The Berkshire Doula Project is a reproductive justice group that provides physical, informational, and emotional support to people with uteruses going through reproductive experiences. We are a student-run organization that also includes community members, and we provide full-spectrum care mostly for people

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Berkshire Farm Center

Student Liaison:  Isha Singh ([email protected]) Williams at Berkshire Farm Center (WBFC) works with at-risk youth both on and off campus. These youth come from Berkshire Farm Center (BFC), a residential treatment center in Canaan, NY. They are males ages 12-18 who have committed some sort of minor infraction and have been court-ordered to stay at

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Berkshire Food Project

The Berkshire Food Project provides free lunches on weekdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown North Adams. This program creates a great link between Williams College and other parts of the northern Berkshires. Volunteers join the staff of the BFP and help prepare, serve and enjoy lunch with members of the community. Help is appreciated

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Berkshire Humane Society

Takes in surrendered animals, offers adoption services, food bank, obedience classes, resource for educational material, and financial support for spaying and neutering. Not associated with MSPCA. Welcomes volunteers in a variety of capacities. Check the organization’s website for volunteer opportunities and orientation information. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, 5 pm

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Berkshire Humane Society

Berkshire Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: 1. to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation, and 2. to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/berkshire-humane-society

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Berkshire Humane Society Humane Race

2012-2013 Group Head: Julia Matejcek, [email protected] The Humane Race is a 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk (and optional dog jog!) benefiting the Berkshire Humane Society which takes place in early May every year in Williamstown. Volunteers help promote and run the event. humanerace.org

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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 Natural Resources Council

Not-for-profit membership supported environmental advocacy group and land trust working throughout the Berkshires to preserve threatened lands. Volunteer/intern opportunities available in various capacities. 20 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-499-0596 Contact: Tad Ames, Executive Director www.bnrc.net

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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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BFAIR

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) is a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families through: A Dedication to Excellence Diverse Service Options Safe and Healthy Environments Fiscal Responsibility Community Partnerships Career Opportunities and Advancement Inspiring Abilities, Creating Limitless Possibilities Additional Information & Current

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters

A part of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program, this Williamstown Elementary program pairs children in grades kindergarten through six with a Big Brother or Big Sister from Williams to provide the younger students with unique, self-esteem building, one-to-one relationships.  Typically, children get together with their Big Sibs once a week for several hours and

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Black STEM Association

Student Leaders: Charles Laurore ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Christopher Goh Meeting Time/Place: Once per month in Thompson Chemistry Laboratory The Black STEM Student Association (BSTEM) aims to create a safe and supportive space in which Black and other underrepresented students in the sciences are encouraged to continue their studies in the STEM fields and can freely and directly speak

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Black Student Union

Student Leaders: Negasi Haskins ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: James Manigault Bryant Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2 PM in Rice House (subject to change) The Williams Black Student Union shall provide a local mechanism through which Black-identifying and allied students can find academic, emotional, and social support by providing: a forum which all students can articulate solutions to concerns; a

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Brayton Elementary After School Tutoring

Student Leaders: Christine Tanna ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Molly Polk Meeting Time/Place: Monday-Friday at Brayton and Colgrove Elementary Each semester, Williams students have the opportunity to serve as tutors and mentors to K-7th grade students at the Brayton Afterschool Program in North Adams. Williams volunteers work closely with teachers to improve literacy, as well as inspiring a general

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Break Out Trips

In 2013-2014, the Chaplains’ Office and Center for Learning in Action began coordinating funding and advising for Break Out Trips over spring break that involve projects in and beyond the Berkshires region.  A general interest survey, detailed advice, guidelines, timetable, a Proposal Form, Budget Calculator, and additional resources are available at learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/bot.

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Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon sanctuary located one mile from the center of Pittsfield which attracts a variety of birds and includes 3 miles of trails. Programs offered through the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox. Holmes Road Pittsfield, MA 413-637-0320 website [email protected]

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Center for Ecological Technology

CET, a community based non-profit organization, has been working since 1976 to help individuals, businesses, schools and communities reduce our environmental impact. CET provides education and assistance in recycling, composting, using less toxic products, energy conservation, and renewable resources. Services include: Home energy surveys and weatherization in partnership with local utility companies; sales of energy

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Chinese American Students Organization

Student Leaders: Brenda Xu ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Mondays 6 PM in Paresky 114 The Chinese American Student Organization (CASO) aims to bring a sense of awareness of Chinese culture to the Williams College community. This involves events for students and faculty that reflect the most important aspects of the culture, as deemed appropriate by

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Circle of Women

Student Leaders: Julianna Kostas ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Magnus Bernhardsoon Meeting Time/Place: Weekly in Paresky Circle of Women at Williams College is a chapter of an international non-profit organization, whose aim is to empower young women worldwide through education. To do so, our group frequently fundraises to make sustainable projects (e.g. building classrooms in Orkeeswa Village, Tanzania or

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Class of 1959 Teach New York Winter Study Program

This Winter Study course features a 2-3 week teaching practicum in a resource-challenged New York City public or charter school (2013 Course Enrollment: 12). Contact Tracy Finnegan, [email protected] and visit learning-in-action.williams.edu/courses-teaching/teach-in-new-york-city.

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CLiA Community Outreach Associate

Help CLiA build community engagement at Williams by serving as one of our academic year Outreach Associates.  Outreach Associates work on event and program organization, preparation and promotion.  They also help with program logistics, reflection and revision in an area or on an issue of special interest. Additional Information & Application: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/clia-community-outreach-associate/

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CLiA Community Outreach Summer Internship

The Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) is looking for a summer intern to help build better community service and experiential learning opportunities at Williams.  This 8-week, 35-hour/week position reports to the CLiA Director and is open to rising Sophomores and Juniors. Additional Information & Application: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/community-outreach-summer-internship  

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CLiA Office Assistant

The Center for Learning in Action hires students to assist in various aspects of our office and program operations during the academic year. Additional Information & Application: http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/clia-office-assistant

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Coalition for Immigrant Student Advancement

Student Leaders: Marcone Correia ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Dean Reyes Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays in Zilkha Center The Coalition aims to achieve administrative progress and create a campus consciousness around immigrant issues. We hope to improve college policies to better address the needs of immigrant and mixed-status family students. We also want to foster a richer campus dialogue and

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Converging Worlds

Founding President: Yazmine Nichols ’15 ([email protected]) Student Leaders: Anna Pomper ([email protected]u) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Weekly / Paresky Converging Worlds is an organization that advocates and organizes against mass incarceration and social injustices in the prison system. Through a variety of different programming and initiatives, Converging Worlds seeks to raise awareness about how institutionalized

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Darfur Cookie Project

Student Leaders: Isabel Abraham ([email protected]), Todd Hall ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Tendai Muparutsa ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Once per month, Paresky This project is an attempt to bake and sell 400,000 cookies. We bake and sell cookies to raise money for the Jewish World Watch Solar Cooker Project. The Solar Cooker Project provides solar powered stoves for

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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 welcome to come cook, eat, and chat!

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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, we strive to educate the community and

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Effective Altruism

Student Leaders: Vincent Gudenus ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sarah Jacobson Meeting Time/Place: Fridays 6PM in Paresky EA @ Williams aims to build a community of “effective altruists” — people who apply strategy and creativity to maximize their positive impact on the world — at Williams College. By serving as a forum to discuss effective giving, ethical career choice,

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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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Eph Buddies

Student Leaders: Julianna Veira ([email protected]), Helena Barber ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays Eph Buddies was created to facilitate friendships between the students at Williams College and members of our community who have mental and physical disabilities. We strive to support these individuals, provide them with additional resources and activities, and create for

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Friendly Visitors

Student Leaders: Mei Liang ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2-3:15 PM 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 for student volunteers, and guarantee a positive experience

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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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Friendship Center Food Pantry

Liaison: Denise Krutiak ([email protected]) The Interfaith Food Pantry in downtown North Adams is open Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm, and then later on Wednesdays from 4pm on.

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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.

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Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) impacts over 12,000 girls and supports over 5,000 adult members in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester and a portion of Middlesex counties. In Girl Scouts, we believe every girl can become a leader. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12; women and men over 18

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Give It Up!

Students collect clothing, books, & other leftovers from fellow students at year’s end. Donations are sold in the Tag sale at First Congregational Church in September. Proceeds benefit the 46-year-old ABC (A Better Chance) program for inner-city teens attending Mt. Greylock. Donated food, personal care products and cleaning supplies are brought to St. Patrick’s food pantry. Books

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Global Initiatives Group

Student Leaders: Rehaan Vij ([email protected]), Danielle Grier ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ngonidzashe Munemo ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Paresky Global Initiatives Group (GIG) aims to build and broaden the current levels of international awareness and cultural understanding among the college community. With a focus on engaging students on globally pertinent ideas, perspectives and experiences, the group hopes to contribute towards strengthening

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Gospel Choir

Student Leaders: Grace Kromm ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Avery Sharpe Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays and Fridays in Bernhard Room 30 The Williams College Gospel Choir is dedicated to spreading the joy the the gospel via song around Williams campus, town and surrounding areas. Website

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Great Day of Service

Lehman Community Engagement Co-Chairs: Sonia Cheung ’16 ([email protected]), Jacob Watt-Morse ’17 ([email protected]) A day of community service work by students, faculty and staff in venues around Berkshire County.  This program is usually held on a Saturday in late April, and is organized by Lehman Community Engagement. 2015 Great Day of Service – Saturday, April 18th

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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 systems, or anything else, though the

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Habitat for Humanity

2013-2014 Group Head: Ivan Badinski, [email protected] Williams Habitat organizes bi-weekly trips to Habitat for Humanity project sites in the Berkshires. Student volunteers provide help with the construction of low-income housing for residents of the area. Given the general lack of affordable housing in the surrounding region and the severe shortage of volunteer labor for these sites,

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Healing Hands

Student Leaders: Taylor Jackvony ([email protected]), Kevin Mercadante ([email protected]), Jesse Rodriguez ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Fr. Gary Caster ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Wednesday evenings, Griffin 3 We founded our group last fall as a means of fostering an active pre-medical community on campus. Our goal is to engage in local service projects aimed at understanding and assisting health care concerns in

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High School Outreach

The Williams Center at Mt. Greylock, a partnership between Mt. Greylock Middle and High School and Williams, provides volunteer, work study and course fieldwork opportunities in and outside the school’s curriculum in the areas of homework help, writing, special skills, math, science, foreign languages, technology and the arts.  For more information and current opportunities, visit learning-in-action.williams.edu/high-school-outreach.

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Higher Ground Inc.

Higher Ground Inc., is a local non-profit in Williamstown which looks after the survivors and flood victims of Tropical Storm Irene, caring for their daily mental and spiritual well being with a professional counselor. Higher Ground also advocates and helps to bring about disaster replacement housing for the seniors, low income individuals and families of

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Hoosic River Revival Summer Internship

The Hoosic River Revival (HRR) is looking for students to conduct research and assist with public programs, and help produce a short film.  The HRR is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a mission to reconnect the North Adams community to a clean, beautiful, and safe Hoosic River and to enhance the river’s recreational, cultural and

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Hoosic River Watershed Association

A non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, conservation and enjoyment of the Hoosic River and its watershed through education, research and advocacy. To find out more about volunteer and intern opportunities including the volunteer-based water quality monitoring program and the annual Riverfest celebration, contact HooRWA. P.O. Box 667 Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-2742 hoorwa.org [email protected]

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Housatonic River Initiative

A non-profit coalition of Berkshire County residents working to restore the Housatonic River and its floodplain as a major community asset, a river safe to fish and swim. HRI’s work includes a) advocating for timely and comprehensive PCB cleanup, b) educating County residents, young and old, about the river, its ecological science, contamination and cleanup,

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Housatonic Valley Association

HVA works to conserve the natural character and environmental health of our communities in the Housatonic River watershed by restoring and protecting our lands and waters for this and future generations. P.O. Box 251 1383 Route 102 South Lee, MA 01260 413-394-9796 www.hvatoday.org [email protected]

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InterFaith

Student Leaders: Christine Pash ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rick Spalding ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2-3 PM, Thompson Chapel; Mondays 6-7 PM, TBD InterFaith brings together individuals and student groups from a variety of faith/non-faith backgrounds. We fulfill this mission by hosting both weekly dinner discussions and larger events. We connect our more theoretical work with concrete action through community

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Kinetic

Student Leaders: Zachary Brand ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Jessica Bernheim The purpose of Kinetic is to cultivate a social innovation incubator committed to designing and implementing creative, non-political, sustainable, scalable solutions to pressing social issues in the Berkshire region. Kinetic teams, which are comprised of 4-8 Kinetic members, work on a particular issue in three distinct phases:

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Leaders Working

Student Leaders: Eduard Ciobanu ([email protected]), Justin Edwards ([email protected]), Anand Hemmady ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Gail Newman ([email protected]) Leaders Working is a Williams College extracurricular organization dedicated to helping low-income high-achieving high school juniors and seniors of primarily underrepresented minorities gain access to higher education through a cohesive mentoring program. Leaders Working Website  

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Lehman Community Engagement

Student Leaders: Robert Rowledge ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays, Paresky Recognizing that community outreach and interaction is necessary for the actualization of the mission of a liberal arts education, the Lehman Council (for Community Engagement) serves to promote, foster, and maintain a spirit of service on campus. This done through many different community-oriented service

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Manos Unidas (Hands United)

A multicultural community empowerment organization that strives to uplift all of the Latino, immigrant and minority members of our community through a sustained exchange of shared resources, participatory education and living arts. Manos Unidas seeks not only to provide the opportunity for empowerment but also foster the creation of a diverse culture of community that

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Masculinity, Accountability, Sexual violence, and Consent

Student Leaders: Benjamin Metrikin ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Mondays 8:30 PM in Paresky 112 MASC (Masculinity, Accountability, Sexual violence, and Consent) is a group that seeks to fight sexual assault at Williams through prevention-based work. We hold weekly discussion meetings about toxic masculinity and other risk factors for sexual violence. We also hold outreach

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Mass Appalachian Trail Management Committee of the Berkshires (AT Committee)

Mission and programming focused on protection and preservation of the Appalachian Trail and Trail corridor lands in Massachusetts through scheduled work parties during the field season and collaboration with relevant State and Federal Agencies on matters of land protection and preservation. Local contact: Cosmo Catalano

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Math Riddles

Many students find math dry in high school and junior high school. The purpose of the webpage is to help students and teachers see that math can be fun, interesting and applicable. In addition to the riddles, there is a student/teacher corner where detailed explanations are given, not just of how to solve the problem,

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest membership organization supporting the national network of more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The tireless work of these programs – supported by a dedicated army of 2 million volunteers – delivers a nutritious meal,

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Medical Reserve Corps

Student Leaders: Anastasia Tishena ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Barbara Fuller Meeting Time/Place: Biweekly Williams Medical Corps organizes public health events and health training for the Williams community. These include the annual health fair for students and faculty, as well as inviting healthcare related professionals for free seminars, and training such as EMT-Basic, First Aid, and CPR. Medical Corps

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Mohawk Forest Mentoring Program

Student Leaders: Julia Yarak ’18 ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: Monday-Friday 3-5 PM The Mohawk Forest program takes Williams students most weekday afternoons (3-5pm) to Mohawk Forest, an affordable housing community in North Adams. At the Mohawk Forest Community Center, we help children on their homework, play games, make crafts, and serve as mentors for the kids.

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Moo-Mami

Student Leaders: Jacob Sperber ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Elayne Elliot Meeting Time/Place: Zilkha Center Moo-Mami is a cooking club that holds weekly cooking workshops focused on teaching how to make sustainable and healthy meals. Club members have the opportunity to sign up for workshops where they will learn how to make dishes under the guidance of club instructors.

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MS Support Foundation

The MS Support Foundation provides education, support and resources for those individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis as well as families and healthcare providers who are dedicated to improving the lives of those afflicted. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/ms-support-foundation/

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Muslim Student Union

Student Leaders: Omar Kawam ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen Meeting Time/Place: Interfaith Common Room, biweekly Muslim Students Union seeks not only to help campus Muslims with their spiritual needs, but also to promote an open community where both Muslims and non-Muslims can come together to engage with Islam. Muslim Students Union hopes to serve its members by

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No Lost Generation

Student Leaders: Emma Lezberg ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky Meeting Time/Place: Weekly in Zilkha Center No Lost Generation – Williams College (NLG) is the campus chapter of a national group tasked by the U.S. State Department to support those affected by the ongoing global refugee crisis and ensure that this generation of displaced youth is not lost.

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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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Opportunities in Africa

Placement assistance and some funding are available for student fieldwork opportunities through Winter Study travel courses and independent studies (WSP99’s), summer policy research, teaching and community development internships and spring break service projects in South Africa, Ghana, and other African countries. Visit here for more information or email Dr. Consolini at [email protected]

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Partners in Health/Engage

Student Leaders: Adam Calogeras ([email protected]), Isabel Hanson ([email protected]), Elizabeth Gootkind ([email protected]), Miriam Semmar ([email protected]), Emily Shea ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Tara Watson ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Biweekly Sundays, Griffin The Williams College PIH: Engage community is one of 100+ grassroots PIH:Engage groups around the country that work to support Partners In Health, an internationally health charity focused primarily

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Peer Health

Student Leaders: Seema Amin ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Laini Sporbert ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Wednesday 7 PM – Paresky 220 Peer Health is a mental health advocacy group that provides free peer counseling to the student body.The mission of Peer Health is to provide education and resources that promote Williams students’ everyday health. Peer Health’s ultimate vision is to

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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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Postive Pathways Partnership (P3)

This partnership with the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, begun in 2015, supports educational access for those formerly or currently incarcerated in the Berkshire County House of Correction (BCHOC). In fall 2016, when several Williams students attended an orientation and tour of the facility in Pittsfield, some were taken aback by the new environment they had

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Pownal Pen Pals

Student Leaders: Jessica Munoz ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Members of Pownal Pen Pals exchange letters with students of Pownal Elementary School about once a month. Pen pals learn about each other throughout the year and Pownal students develop their writing skills. In addition, we intend to bring Pownal students to the Williams College campus in order

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Purple Bike Coalition

Student Leaders: Alexandra Griffin ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sarah Gardner ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Open hours twice per week, Bike Shop (Mark Hopkins) The Purple Bike Coalition (PBC) is Williams College’s free bike service organization, based out of the bike shop on the ground floor of Mark Hopkins. Run and staffed by students, we offer free bike repair and rental

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QuestBridge

Student Leaders: Huy Nguyen ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rosanna Reyes Meeting Time/Place: Hollander 101 The QuestBridge Chapter holds events for low-income students (QuestBridge Scholars), including community service, QuestBridge engagement with local high schools, QuestBridge-mandated events, and monthly dinners.

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RASAN (Rape and Sexual Assault Network)

Student Leaders: Jenny Wheeler ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Meg Bossong ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sunday 7-9:30 PM, Hardy House The Williams College Rape and Sexual Assault Network seeks to support all survivors and those affected by the entire spectrum of sexually violent behavior, including but not limited to sexual assault, dating violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual

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Reclaim Childhood

Student Leaders: Annie Vanagenen ([email protected]), Allie Holle ([email protected]), Kara Sperry ([email protected]), Julia Diaz ([email protected]), Katherine Rosen ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Christi Kelsey ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays, Paresky Reclaim Childhood is a non-profit organization based in Amman, Jordan that seeks to empower refugee girls and local women through sport and play. Reclaim Childhood operates regular after-school sports leagues

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Ritmo Latino

Student Leaders: Alberta (Betty) Annan-Noonoo ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ben Lamb Meeting Time/Place: Wed/Fri 7-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-1 PM Ritmo Latino is a student-run dance group that provides a space for students to learn and hone their Latin dance skills as well as dance performance and choreography skills in a supportive group setting. We hold at least 2

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Rotaract

Student Leaders: William Duke ([email protected]), Kevin Eagan ([email protected]), David Burt ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Anne Skinner ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Weekly, Paresky 112 Williams Rotaract is a club dedicated to fundraising for local and international service causes. We follow the international Rotaract club structure and are sponsored by the Williamstown Rotary club, holding weekly meetings on campus. Beyond fundraising

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Rules Change Project

The Rules Change Project is an initiative to support action ideas for capitalism and the common good.  America is not working for all of us. The Rules Change Project is an open coalition to spotlight, amplify and educate the public about existing efforts to foster economic “rules change.” It is an informal, non-partisan collaboration of

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Sankofa

Student Leaders: Austin Vo ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sandra Burton Meeting Time/Place: Mon-Sat Sankofa is the step team. We are student led and perform multiple times during the school year. We are a part of the dance department.

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Sexual Wellness Advocacy Network (SWAN)

Student Leaders: Darice Caldwell ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Donna Denelli-Hess ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays at 7PM, Griffin 1 SWAN strives to introduce topics of consent and healthy relationships to local middle school and high school students. The group does this through workshops with students as well as through creating relationships with administrators and teachers to create consent-promoting initiatives.

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Sheffield Land Trust

Non-profit member organization, established in 1989, dedicated to protecting the land essential to Sheffield’s natural, scenic, agricultural, and rural character through a program of stewardship and by working with landowners, farmers and other partners. Welcomes volunteers in a variety of capacities. P.O. Box 940 404 Legeyt Road Sheffield, MA 01257 413-229-0234 www.sheffieldland.org [email protected]

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Sisterhood

Student Leaders: Yaznairy Cabrera ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rashanda Booker Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays at 5 PM in Jenness Sisterhood is a women’s empowernment group and support network catered to black women. We offer professional development, community, and a general safe space for black identifying women. We offer workshops, an annual retreat, community service opportunities and lively weekly discussions.

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Sixth Grade College Visit

In this Berkshire Compact for Education sponsored program, Williams students help host 200-400 Berkshire County public and charter school 6th graders in an annual campus visit designed to encourage students to attend college.  Science, art and athletic activities are featured.  Contact Tracy Finnegan, [email protected]

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Storyboard

Student Leaders: Marissa Shapiro ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rick Spalding Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays at 9 PM in Paresky 114; Storytime: Sundays at 9 PM in Upstairs Paresky Storyboard organizes the weekly Storytimes and monthly Super Storytimes. We also run the First Days and Senior Week Storytimes.

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Student Veterans Association

Student Leaders: Jake Bingaman ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rachel Bukanc Meeting Time/Place: Biweekly, location varies We veterans of Williams College establish this Student Veterans Association to ensure the academic, personal, and professional success of past, present, and future veterans of Williams College in perpetuity.

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Students for Education Reform

Student Leader: James Sawyers ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Shawna Patterson-Stephens Meeting Time/Place: Weekly, Paresky 207 Student’s for Education Reform is an organization that is committed to improving the state of education in the United States. We advocate at the state, local, and national levels, pushing for positive legislative change and raising awareness for important educational issues. At

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Students for Justice in Palestine

Student Leaders: Amina Awad ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays in Davis Center SJP is a diverse group of Students, faculty, staff and community members at williams College. Out group is organized according to democratic principles in order to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination for the Palestinian People. As an advocacy group we are

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Sweet Brook Nursing Home Volunteers

Student Leaders: Megan Steele ([email protected]), Ashley Ngo ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2pm, Chapin Steps Sweet Brook Volunteers organize transportation to-and-from the Sweet Brook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center every week. Once volunteers are accepted by the nursing center, they become “friendly visitors” and are matched up with one of the senior residents. “Friendly

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Sweet Water Trust (Berkshire Office)

A grantmaking foundation funding conservation projects that safeguard wild land, wild water, native wildlife and living soils in the northern Appalachian region. 404 Legeyt Road Sheffield, MA 01257 413-229-0202 www.sweetwatertrust.org [email protected]

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The Alhambra Consulting Group

Student Leaders: Nikhil Palanki ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: Weekly The Alhambra Consulting Group (ACG) is Williams College’s first-ever student-run consulting group that maintains relationships with businesses, non-profits, and political groups in Berkshire County and outside and provides organizational advice, economic consulting, data analytics, and a suite of management consulting strategies. Alhambra’s primary focus is to

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The Mount

The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the literary, artistic, and humanitarian legacies of Edith Wharton. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-mount

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The organization employs a strategic, science based process called “Conservation by Design” to identify the highest priority places — landscapes and seascapes — that, if

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The Nutrition Center

The Nutrition Center‘s mission is to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition, and culinary education. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-nutrition-center  

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The Orion Society

The Orion Society’s programs and publications seek to inform, inspire and engage individuals and grass roots organizations to become a significant cultural force for healing nature and community. Orion’s work includes Orion Magazine, books, workshops, seminars and the Orion Grassroots Network, a fast growing association of environmental and community organizations. The Society welcomes volunteers in

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The Society of the Griffins

Student Leaders: Jaelon Moaney ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Laye Samoura Meeting Time/Place: Sunday 1:30 PM, Jenness House The Society of the Griffins is a student organization that establishes equitable pathways to success for young men of color at Williams College. We support young men of color in the Berkshire community through literary clubs, workshops, professional development and networks. The

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The Trustees of Reservations

Member supported non-profit conservation organization that preserves various property for public use and enjoyment. Field Farm is a 300 acre property managed by the Trustees. Will Garrison, Historic Resources Manager at Field Farm, welcomes volunteer help, particularly with tours of the farm. Field Farm 565 Sloan Road Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-3144 www.thetrustees.org [email protected] Will Garrison

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society‘s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.  We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-wilderness-society/

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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 write Williams Dining’s sustainable and responsible purchasing

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Thursday Night Grassroots

Thursday Night Grassroots was formed to create an outlet for direct student action in the face of global environmental catastrophe and immense social inequality.  The group strives to highlight and actively address these issues within the context of our community, our state, and our nation. The group believes that Williams students are among a small

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Timberlawn Elementary School

The mission of Timberlawn Elementary School is to teach and learn with purpose, passion, and perseverance. We will achieve our mission by working together to ensure that every Timberlawn Bulldog excels academically, socially and emotionally.  Students recite the Timberlawn Mission Statement at the beginning of each school day. Timberlawn Elementary School is one of 38

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Turner House

Residence for 10 homeless veterans.  Program is a case management model working toward helping vets overcome what caused homelessness so that they can live independently after graduation. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/turner-house/

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United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County has dedicated itself to offering supports and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life – a life without limits.  The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and citizenship of people with disabilities. UCP of Berkshire County is

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Both a Winter Study course (ECON 22/POEC 22) pioneered by Professor Lucie Schmidt and a community service program (Purple Valley VITA) this initiative provides low income taxpayers free filing assistance.  IRS-certified student volunteers, who train through the winter study course, help local clients retrieve over $150,000 annually in federal and state tax refunds. For more

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Where Am I?!

First-year orientation program in which 100 frosh, guided by experienced student leaders, spend their first weekend getting to know the northern Berkshires through field trips, road trips, cook-outs with local families, and community engagement work, introducing them to ways they can help improve the local community.  Contact Chaplain Rick Spalding ([email protected]) and visit learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/where-am-i for more information.

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Williams Animal Awareness Group

Student Leaders: Jessica Munoz ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini Meeting Time/Place: TBD The goals of this club are to help animals in need within the community, and to be better informed about issues concerning animals in the Berkshire County, in Massachusetts, and in the world. We hope to volunteer at the Berkshire Humane Society, and help organize the

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Williams College Children’s Center

We join with families in a community where children’s ideas and the wonder of childhood inspire our common learning. We offer safe, nurturing care that supports play, learning, and the work of children while recognizing the strengths, diversity, and uniqueness of all who learn and teach here. Our teachers foster multiple ways of learning and

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Williams College Democrats

Student Leaders: Benjamin Williams ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: James Mahon Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays at 9:15 PM in Paresky 112 The purpose of our organization is to give Williams students and members of the community a platform through which they can discuss and advance their political views. We hope to learn from one another in order to further our political

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Williams College Feminist Collective

Student Leaders: Rachel Jones ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Angela Wu Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays at 6 PM The Williams College Feminist Collective strives to create a forum for intersectional feminist issues, both in the context of Williams and the outside community. By creating an inclusive and productive space we hope to question dominant social structures and challenge the status quo.

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Williams Elementary Outreach

Paid and volunteer work teaching hands-on science lessons and tutoring reading and math in local elementary schools. Teaching for course credit is also possible.  Over 250 students participated in this work in 2014-2015.  For more information and current opportunities, visit learning-in-action.williams.edu/elementary-outreach.

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Williams Environmental Council

Student Leaders: Marshall Borrus ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sarah Gardner Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays at 9 PM in the Zilkha Center The Williams Environmental Council works to make the campus and student body more environmentally friendly and conscious through events and campaigns targeting specific environmental issues we’re facing as a community. Particular problems that have been addressed include waste from

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Williams Homeless Outreach

Student Leaders: Julia Cheng ([email protected]), Aaron Maruzzo ([email protected]), Aaron Goldstein ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini ([email protected]), Jingyi Liu ’14 Meeting Time/Place: Biweekly Mondays 5pm, Paresky 112 Williams Homeless Outreach (WHO) is dedicated to raising campus awareness and enacting systemic change regarding the issues of homelessness and economic disparity, especially as they pertain to the local families

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Williams Insight

Student Leaders: Michael Rury ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Kenneth Kuttner Meeting Time/Place: Thursdays in upstairs Paresky, biweekly Williams Insight is a financial publication in which interested students can submit and publish their views on various macroeconomic and microeconomic financial matters. The publication is in the format of a blog that sends out newsletters. We also work to produce an

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Williams Outing Club

Student Leaders: Faculty/Staff Adviser: Scott Lewis ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Trips and events occur throughout the semester WOC offers a wide variety of events, trips, and activities throughout the year, including regular sunrise hikes, polar bear swims, campouts, indoor climbing, and PE classes as well as many longer trips and other activities. Special events every year include Mountain

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Williams Secular Community

Student Leaders: Coly Elhai ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Adams Meeting Time/Place: Tuesday evenings in Driscoll We aim to build an inclusive community of agnostics, atheists, and all skeptics to socialize and connect through weekly discussions and other social and service events.

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Williams Speaks

Student Leaders: Ananya Mayukha ([email protected]), Wilfred Lee ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: N/A Meeting Time/Place: TBD Williams Speaks matches each Williams student with a teacher and classroom at a local elementary school. As part of this organization, Williams students provide weekly lessons in public speaking to these kids, starting with simple and creative games and progressing to bigger projects.

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Williams Sustainable Growers

Student Leader: Sumun Iyer ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Mike Evans ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 2PM, Parsons Garden The Williams Sustainable Growers runs the 3 vegetable gardens on campus and distributes the harvest amongst members as well as donating to WRAPS. The group also aims to educate the Williams community about the value of sustainable agriculture in theory and

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Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce serves Williamstown and our neighboring communities by supporting efforts in communication, education and coordination of our members, our residents and our visitors. Williamstown is the home of two major institutions – Williams College and The Clark Art Institute. Many of the visitors to our community come here initially for one

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Williamstown Community Preschool

Williamstown Community Preschool serves the needs of toddler, preschool, and school-age children and their families. From age 15 months to 12 years, children find a safe, caring environment at WCP where they can grow, learn, and thrive. WCP offers a rich, developmentally appropriate learning environment that focuses on child-centered, child-directed activities. The WCP staff seeks to create opportunities

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Williamstown Historical Museum

If you’re interested in history, the Williamstown Historical Museum is the place for you!  We are a museum and research center that maintains a collection of photos, artifacts and documents that relate to Williamstown’s past. We work to increase the public’s knowledge of Williamstown’s past in a variety of ways including educational exhibits, programs, events,

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Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Non-profit member supported land trust working with the community to preserve and protect the rural New England character and unique landscapes of Williamstown. Director Reed-Evans welcomes volunteer and intern help in many capacities, including special projects which students might propose such as habitat creation. 671 Cold Spring Road Williamstown, MA 01267 413-458-2494 Contact: Leslie Reed-Evans,

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Willy Good Wood

Student Leaders: Geff Fisher ([email protected]), Jensen Pak (jj[email protected]), Robert Hefferon ([email protected]), Evelyn Mahon ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ben Lamb ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Monthly, First Congregational Church Our organization aims to provide an opportunity for Williams College students to learn and practice woodworking and related handicrafts in a safe and educational environment. We also aim to engage with the

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Winter Blitz

Faculty/Staff Adviser: Amy Johns ([email protected]) A one-day fall program weatherizing low income homes in Berkshire County run through the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives. Students train and then work with faculty, staff and community volunteers preparing area homes for the winter. Winter Blitz Blog

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WISHES

Student Leaders: Louis Gilbert-Bono ([email protected]), Duncan Cummings ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: George McCormack ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: 2 days weekly, Williamstown Elementary WISHES (Williams Initiative for Student Health in Elementary Schools) is a group of Williams students who teach a health and nutrition class to the Williamstown Elementary School fifth grade classes. We teach one class per

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WRAPS

Student Leaders: Eleanor Lustig ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday nights, Lower Paresky WRAPS (Williams Recovery of All Perishable Surplus) packages and delivers surplus dining hall food to the communities in and around Williamstown facing food insecurity, including Mohawk Forest and Brayton Hill Apartments in North Adams and Louison House in

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