Health & Wellness

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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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 make and enjoy lunch with members of the community. Help is appreciated beginning

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kinetic

Student Leaders: William Zito ([email protected]), Yinga Xia ([email protected]), Katie Aguila ([email protected]), Christopher Owyang ([email protected]), Allergra Simon ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Paula Consolini ([email protected]) Kinetic strives to empower students to design and implement sustainable solutions to national and international issues by emphasizing in-depth research, innovation and collaborative problem solving. We do this through creating small teams which address individual

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Lehman Community Engagement

Student Leaders: Jacob Watt-Morse ([email protected]), Kevin Kelly ([email protected]), Sonia Cheung ([email protected]), Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays, Paresky Lehman Community Engagement (LCE) strives to promote and facilitate fellow Williams’ students’ relationships and interactions with our Berkshire community, both by providing regular opportunities for such engagement and supporting existing initiatives with similar goals. LCE designs and executes

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Medical Reserve Corps

Student Leaders: Tendai Chisowa ([email protected]), Hae-Min Jung ([email protected]), Chloe Snow ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ruth Harrison ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Hollander Organizes public health events and health training for the Williams community.

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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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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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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: Jonathan Ball ([email protected]), Vero Veliz ([email protected]), May Congdon ([email protected]), Maoli Vizcaino ([email protected]), Elizabeth Curtis ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Laini Sporbert ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Weekly, Paresky 212 Peer Health organizes events, supplies some personal care items, and distributes information to encourage Williams students’ everyday health. It holds open meetings weekly and encompasses the Call-In-Walk-In peer support center,

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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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Purple Bike Coalition

Student Leaders: Maija Lindaas ([email protected]), Matthew Goss ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sarah Gardner ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Tuesdays 7pm, Bike Shop 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 services

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RASAN (Rape and Sexual Assault Network)

Student Leaders: Emily Roach ([email protected]), Anna Pomper ([email protected]), Scott Shelton ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Meg Bossong ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sun 7:15pm, Hardy House The Williams College Rape and Sexual Assault Network (RASAN) is a closed group of trained individuals available to serve the community on issues surrounding rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. RASAN is a student-run 24/7

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Sexual Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

Student Leaders: Gabriella Kallas ([email protected]), Zoe Taylor ([email protected]) Board Members: Phoebe Hall ([email protected]), Sarah Fleming ([email protected]), Ben Metrikin ([email protected]), Ryan Buggy ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Donna Denelli-Hess ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Sundays 3pm, Schapiro 129 SWAG 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

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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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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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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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Williams Sustainable Growers

Student Leader: Caroline Atwood ([email protected]), Josh Morrison ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Mike Evans ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Mondays 5:45pm, Driscoll We are a group of students who love gardening and farming and hope to teach the rest of the campus about it too! We run and organize Parsons Garden and the Presidential Garden, as well as ten other beds

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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: Michael Chen ([email protected]); Eleanor Lustig ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Colin Ovitsky ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Summer 2016 Sign-Up Sheet 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 Adams.

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