By Time Frame of Involvement

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

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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 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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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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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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Converging Worlds

Founding President: Yazmine Nichols ’15 ([email protected]) Student Leaders: Anna Pomper ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Sharif Rosen ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Weekly / Paresky Converging Worlds serves as a pen pal exchange with inmates and Williams students. Through this exchange, both parties involved are able to build a bond and those that were once considered as “outsiders” in our communities

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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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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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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.

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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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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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InterFaith

Student Leaders: Abby Rampone ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Rick Spalding ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Wednesdays 6pm, Interfaith Common Room InterFaith is dedicated to fostering discussion and cooperation between faith communities on campus. We also provide a place for individuals to explore a diversity of perspectives and traditions in a welcoming group. Throughout the year we organize and co-sponsor different types

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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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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: 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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Mohawk Forest Mentoring Program

Student Leaders: Julia Yarak ’18 ([email protected]), Justin Sardo ’18 ([email protected]) and Kathryn Cunningham ’18 ([email protected]) 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

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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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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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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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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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Sexual Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG)

Student Leaders: Gabriella Kallas ([email protected]), Zoe Taylor (znt1[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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Students for Education Reform

Student Leader: Anna Deloi ([email protected]), James Sawyers ([email protected]), Andrew Lyness ([email protected]), Wilfred Lee ([email protected]) Faculty/Staff Adviser: Ferentz Lafargue ([email protected]) Meeting Time/Place: Mondays 6pm, 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

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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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Willy Good Wood

Student Leaders: Geff Fisher ([email protected]), Jensen Pak ([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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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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