Community & Economic Development
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Student Leaders: Jessica Munoz (je[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
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.
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
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
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