Community Guide

AdLib, Inc. Center for Independent Living

AdLib, Inc. Center for Independent Living

AdLib is an independent living center for people with disabilities. AdLib provides four
core services of peer counseling, advocacy, skills training, and information and referral. In
addition, AdLib offers the following specialized programs: Personal Assistance Services,
Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services,
Housing Assistance, Transportation Services, Representative Payee Program, and the Drop-In
Center.

215 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-7047
http://www.adlibcil.org/
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/disability-services/adlib-inc-center-for-independent-living/

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Berkshire County and Albany, New York-based professional ballet company which performs both classic and contemporary works.

116 Fenn St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-5382
www.berkshireballet.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/albany-berkshire-ballet/

All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Episcopal Church

Formerly St. John’s Episcopal Church

59 Summer Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-9656
[email protected]
www.allsaintsberkshires.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/all-saints-episcopal-church/

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers information and referral, advocacy and direct services for individuals and families facing cancer; they have limited transportation for clients.

59 Bobala Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
413-734-6000

www.cancer.org/Myacs/index


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/american-cancer-society/

American Lung Association of Western Massachusetts

American Lung Association of Western Massachusetts

The American Lung Association of Western Massachusetts offers information on issues regarding the lungs and how to prevent/control lung disease, education materials, counseling, smoking cessation programs, day camp for children with asthma, information on environmental pollutants, and radon testing programs. They also offer Better Breathers and Asthmatic Support Groups.

393 Maple Street
Springfield, MA 01105
1-800-LUNG-USA or 413-737-3506
Fax: 413-737-3511

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Email: [email protected]

http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/northeast/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/american-lung-association-of-western-massachusetts/

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers 24-hour assistance for disaster victims, medical transportation, blood services, HIV/AIDS education and assistance for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. They also have services for the military and their famlies, homeless prevention services and sheltering. They offer training for First Aid, CPR, AED, water safety, babysitting, lifeguard education, nurse assistant training, and a caregivers program. Additionally, they have a food pantry, the Berkshires Bounty perishable food distribution, and international tracing services. They also do work with volunteer development and youth leadership programs.

480 West Street
P.O. Box 644
Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-442-1506
1-800-322-2030

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

www.redcross.org/ma/pittsfield


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/american-red-cross/

Amnesty International

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 aims to learn about and help specific people or issues suggested by Amnesty International at each meeting. They also aspire to educate the Williams student body about general human rights issues through informational campaigns, film screenings, or other avenues as deemed viable by the WCAIC.


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/amnesty-international/

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

Home of Herman Melville from 1850-1865, Arrowhead is a house museum interpreting the life of the Melville family in the Berkshires. It is owned and operated by the Berkshire County Historical Society. Information on volunteer/intern opportunities as tour guides, collections/exhibits assistants and research work available on the Museum’s website.

780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-1793
www.mobydick.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/arrowhead/

Aston Magna Foundation for Music, Inc.

Aston Magna Foundation for Music, Inc.

The mission of the Aston Magna Foundation is to enrich appreciation of music of the past and the understanding of the cultural, political and social contexts in which it was composed and experienced. The foundation tries to reach the larger public through the use of historical instruments and practices in performances, recordings and workshops and through innovative interdisciplinary educational programs, publications and electronic media.

P.O Box 28
Great Barrington, MA
413-528-3595
www.astonmagna.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/aston-magna-foundation-for-music-inc/

Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company

Innovative professional theatre company with strong community relationship and seasonal as well as year round programming. Features productions dedicated primarily to emerging artists and initiatives such as a theatre program for at-risk youth that led to the formation of the Railroad Street Youth Project. See website for volunteer opportunities or contact volunteer coordinator.

30 Union Street
(58 Union Street)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-5446
www.barringtonstageco.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/barrington-stage-company/

Bennington Area AIDS Project

Bennington Area AIDS Project

Information and referral in all areas dealing with HIV/AIDS, errand service, buddy program, hospital equipment, transportation, subsidized housing for persons with AIDS on SSI, home care, financial support, and local support groups for persons with AIDS and their families and friends.

342 Main Street
P.O. Box 4264
Bennington, VT 05201
802-447-8007
Fax: 802-447-9738

http://www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org/

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/articles/bennington-area-aids-project/

Berkshire AIDS Coalition

Berkshire AIDS Coalition

The Berkshire AIDS Coalition offers educational outreach, advocacy and emergency funds for persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and their family members.

c/o American Red Cross
480 West Street
P.O. Box 644
Pittsfield, MA 01202

413-442-1506
1-800-332-2030

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/berkshire-aids-coalition/

Berkshire Area Health Education Center

Berkshire Area Health Education Center

The Berkshire Area Health Education Center is a countywide consultant and planner for health and human services. They also support continuing education, in-service training, consultation, information and referral.

703 W. Housatonic Street
Suite 208
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-2417

Fax: 413-499-0370
Email: [email protected]

www.berkshireahec.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/berkshire-area-health-education-center/

Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter Public School

Berkshire Arts & Technology (BART) Charter Public School

BART Charter Public School (BART) prepares students for college by promoting mastery of academic skills and content with a strong foundation in arts and technology. The school provides middle and high school students in Berkshire County with an educational community that regards everyone, including teachers and parents, as lifelong learners.

One Commercial Street
P.O. Box 267
Adams, MA 01220
413-743-7327
www.bartcharter.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/education-resources/berkshire-arts-and-technology-school/

Berkshire Bach Society

Berkshire Bach Society

Offers professional choral and instrumental concerts of Baroque music year round in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
 
P.O. Box 1002
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-9277
www.berkshirebach.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-bach-society/

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Peaceful refuge of natural beauty, stunning display gardens and exciting community events for people of all ages. See website for virtual tour and information on variety of volunteer opportunities.

PO Box 826
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-3926
www.berkshirebotanical.org
[email protected]
Contact: Roxanne Gawthrop


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-botanical-garden/

Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group

Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group

There is no fee and all are welcome to the Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group. This is an independent group; however, it is affiliated with the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association. For information, please call Suzanne Doswell at the number below.

BMC Center for Rehabilitation
Medical Arts Building 5th Floor
777 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-4448

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the Month from 4pm-5:30pm

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/body_depts.cfm?id=1184&action=detail&ref=1234


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/berkshire-brain-injury-support-group/

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce leads and advances economic development in Berkshire County and supports civic and social welfare through the advocacy and support of Chamber members and the Berkshire Community.

 

66 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-4000
www.berkshirechamber.com
[email protected]
Contact: June Roy-Martin, [email protected], Interim President & CEO


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/berkshire-chamber-of-commerce/

Berkshire Choral Festival

Berkshire Choral Festival

Founded in 1982, the Berkshire Choral Festival offers adult and youth choral training and performing programs involving world class conductors and professional music staff in direct interaction with choristers, teaching the masterpieces of the choral-orchestral repertoire.

245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257
413-229-8526
www.chorus.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-choral-festival/

Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC)

Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC)

The Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC), incorporated in 1966 as a non-profit human service organization was designated the anti-poverty Community Action Agency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The role of BCAC is to assist the low-income, elderly and working-poor of Berkshire County towards achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency. Berkshire Community Action Council provides advocacy, fuel and utility assistance, energy conservation, transportation, shelter, and a food pantry.

85 Main Street (2nd floor)
North Adams, MA 01247
Business Office: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
413-663-3014


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-community-action-council-bcac/

Berkshire County Jimmy Fund

Berkshire County Jimmy Fund

The Berkshire County Jimmy Fund Advocates for and offers support to families coping with cancer. Can provide transportation to medical appointments and assist patients in getting medical evaluations/second opinions at the Dana/Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

The Jimmy Fund of Berkshire County
P.O. Box 1139
Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-499-1099
http://www.berkshirejimmyfund.com

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/berkshire-county-jimmy-fund/

Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc.

Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc.

Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center provides services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. This includes child abuse prevention programs, multi-disciplinary investigation, counseling, family advocacy and follow-up. The Kids’ Place gives children who have experienced violence in their lives a safe place to tell their stories and get help.

63 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-2800


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-county-kids-place-and-violence-prevention-center-inc/

Berkshire District Medical Society

Berkshire District Medical Society

The Berkshire District Medical Society provides a listing of physicians in Berkshire County, including specialty; physician referrals for people moving into area; and scholarships for medical school awarded to Berkshire County residents.

85 Post Office Park
Suite 8518
Wilbraham, MA 01095
413-596-9231
800-522-3112

Email: [email protected]

http://www.massmed.org/berkshire/#.VZRdgflVikp


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/education-resources/berkshire-district-medical-society/

Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire Eagle

Daily newspaper (owned by New England Newspapers, Inc.) serving Berkshire County. Offers a small number of summer reporting internships with the newsroom. Applicants should submit a resume and writing sample to the Director of Human Resources.

75 South Church Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-496-6305
www.berkshireeagle.com
Contact: Alinda Shank, [email protected], Director of Human Resources


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-berkshire-eagle/

Berkshire Enterprises

Berkshire Enterprises

Entrepreneurial training and business consulting services for county residents.

1350 West Street
Suite 301
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-236-2140
www.berkshireenterprises.com
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/berkshire-enterprises/

Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to work with you to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural systems that support us all. Anybody who knows us will tell you that we take the “Action” part of our name seriously. Please take some time to get to know us by reading our story. When you’re finished reading, please consider contacting us and lending a hand.

Berkshire Environmental Action Team
29 Highland Ave
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
413-230-7321
[email protected]
thebeatnews.org/BeatTeam

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-environmental-action-team/

Berkshire Food Project

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 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2 PM on weekdays. There are also opportunities for groups to volunteer in the evening or on weekends for special projects. Students can either fill out the online application or contact the BFP directly.

First Congregational Church
134 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

http://berkshirefoodproject.org/

Contact:
Kim McMann
[email protected]
413-664-7378


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/berkshire-food-project/

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church
Berkshire Historical Society

Berkshire Historical Society

A nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating the history of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. Information on volunteer opportunities such as tour guide and exhibit preparation work is available on the Society’s website or by contacting Curator Reynolds.

 

780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-1793
[email protected]
www.berkshirehistory.org
Contact: Catherine Reynolds, [email protected], Curator


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-berkshire-historical-society/

Berkshire Humane Society

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 – 8 pm; Sunday, 1pm – 4 pm.
214 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-7878


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/social-services/berkshire-humane-society/

Berkshire Humane Society

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/berkshire-humane-society-2/

Berkshire Immigrant Center

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 cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds. The Center offers comprehensive services for individuals from more than 80 countries to promote civic engagement, facilitate cultural integration, and assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/berkshire-immigrant-center/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/social-services/berkshire-immigrant-center/

Berkshire Lyric Theatre

Berkshire Lyric Theatre

Oldest community music organization and premiere professional-level community chorus in the Berkshires. Programming includes a children’s chorus.

 

P.O. Box 347
Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-499-0258
www.berkshirelyricinfo.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-lyric-theatre/

Berkshire Nursing Families

Berkshire Nursing Families

Berkshire Nursing Families offers comprehensive lactation support program. They provide services to breastfeeding women in northern Berkshire as well as all nursing mothers who deliver at North Adams Regional Hospital, regardless of where in the county they reside. The also offers hospital, home and phone consultation, as well as classes and support groups.

The Blackington Center
1288 Massachusetts Avenue
North Adams, MA 01247
413-346-4532

Email: [email protected]

http://www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/berkshire-nursing-families/

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/berkshire-regional-planning-commission/

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Berkshire Theatre Festival

Dynamic professional theatre in the Berkshires on two stages in July and August. The mission of the Berkshire Theatre Festival is to sustain, promote and produce theatre for its community through performance and educational activities. See the education and training section of the BTF website for information on internship and apprenticeship opportunities.

 

6 East St.
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-5576
www.berkshiretheatre.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/berkshire-theatre-festival/

Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association

Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association

Home health and support care to persons in their homes: nursing, intravenous therapy, maternal and child health care, home health aides, homemakers, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, medical social work, Board of Health and prevention clinics. Services provided throughout Berkshire County.

165 Tor Court
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-2862

75 South Church St. – Clocktower Building
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-2862

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/berkshirevna


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/disability-services/berkshire-visiting-nurse-association/

Berkshires Capital Investors

Berkshires Capital Investors

Venture capital fund supporting economic development in Northern Berkshire County.

430 Main Street
Suite 4
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-9683
www.berkshirescap.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/berkshires-capital-investors/

Bethel Pentecostal Church

Bethel Pentecostal Church

55 Harding Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-8998


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/bethel-pentecostal-church/

BFAIR

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 Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/bfair


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-time-frame-of-involvement/winter-study/bfair/

Brayton Elementary School

Brayton Elementary School

Public Pre-K – 7

20 Barbour Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-3260
brayton.napsk12.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/brayton-elementary-school/

Breakin’ Bread Kitchen

Breakin’ Bread Kitchen

The Breakin’ Bread Kitchen offers a hot meal for anyone in need on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Sheffield American Legion
340 US-7
Sheffield, MA 01257
413-329-3031
Contact: Suzann Laverack Ward


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/breakin-bread-kitchen/

Brown Warren Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

Brown Warren Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

45 Chestnut Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3057


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/a-m-e-zion-church/

Buxton School

Buxton School

For over 80 years, Buxton has been educating students in the progressive tradition: We believe that all people learn best by doing, and that experience is the most powerful teacher of all.

 

291 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-3919
www.buxtonschool.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/buxton-school/

Chesterwood Estate & Museum

Chesterwood Estate & Museum

Historic house museum of the 1920’s summer home, studio, and garden of sculptor Daniel Chester French. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, May to October.

 

P.O. Box 827
3 Williamsville Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-3579
www.chesterwood.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/chesterwood-estate-museum/

Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires consists of five centers that provide weekday child care for children five weeks to fourteen years old. It is a family/child system with the following programs.

Day Care
Family Child Care
Magic Seasons School Age Program
Monument Square Early Childhood Center
Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center
Southern Berkshire Early Childhood Center
Williams College Children’s Center
Young Parents Child Care Program

Community Outreach
Healthy Families Program
Childhood Lead Prevention Program

Haskins Community Center
210 State Street
P. O. Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-6593

http://ccberkshire.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/child-care-of-the-berkshires/

City of North Adams

City of North Adams

Welcomes various kinds of help including computer graphic design (creation of local and regional posters, flyers, and brochures for visitors), drafting proposals, and creating festivals and community events.

 

City Hall
6 West Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
Contact: Veronica Bosley, Mayor’s Office of Tourism


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/city-of-north-adams/

City of Pittsfield

City of Pittsfield

Students interested in volunteering or interning in any city department, program or project should contact Wiehl or Quinn for help arranging an appropriate opportunity.

 

City Hall
70 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-9321
www.pittsfield-ma.org
Contact: Lisa Wiehl or Kathy Quinn


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/city-of-pittsfield/

Clark Art Institute

Clark Art Institute

225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-2303
www.clarkart.edu


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/clark-art-institute/

Colonial Theatre

Colonial Theatre

The mission of the Colonial Theatre is to enrich life in Pittsfield and the Berkshires by presenting a wide variety of performances and fostering artistic collaboration and performing arts education in a restored national historic landmark. The Theatre is currently engaged in a capital campaign to restore the 100-year-old theatre, fund operating expenses and establish an endowment fund. Help is welcome in a variety of areas including assisting with special projects and regular events, administration, and volunteer coordination.

 

111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-448-8084
www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/
Contact: MacKenzie Joseph, [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-colonial-theatre/

Congregation Ahavath Sholom
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Knesset Israel
Contemporary Artists’ Center

Contemporary Artists’ Center

A non-for-profit artists’ studio facility established in 1990 by working artists for working artists. Through ongoing community programs and partnerships, the CAC offers a lecture series, specialized exhibitions, a resource network and database for area artists, an online gallery and slide bank, and youth programs. The CAC has five unique galleries, which feature regional and international and CAC artists in residence exhibits. Galleries are open May through October.
71 Old Mill Street
Troy, NY 12180
518-813-6193
www.cactroy.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/contemporary-artists%e2%80%99-center/

COTY Youth Center, Inc.

COTY Youth Center, Inc.

The C.O.T.Y. Youth Center has seventeen programs which provide recreational, educational, athletic, social, international and service learning opportunities for youth between the ages of 6 and 22. Adventure based camping and biking programs operate throughout the summer. C.O.T.Y. sponsors the Haiti Plunge, KUB Academy, Cub Scouts, Young Life and CYO Basketball. Programs are open to youth throughout Berkshire County.

64 Marshall St.
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3133


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/coty-youth-center-inc/

Council for Creative Projects

Council for Creative Projects

Non-profit museum service organization that develops and circulates traveling exhibitions in the arts.

17 Main Street
Lee, MA
413-243-8030


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/council-for-creative-projects/

Cricket Creek Farm

Cricket Creek Farm

Cricket Creek Farm is a growing, productive, multi-facted organism. We are a grass-based dairy farm. We are one of the oldest dairy farms in the region, but infused with new life and energy. Our primary activity is raising dairy cows for their good milk. We are licensed to sell raw milk from the farm. The rest of our milk we make into artisanal cheese in our farmstead creamery. We also have a bakery on site, which supplies fresh baked goods to our farm store. We raise grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork. We also have a small flock of laying hens. We sell our goods through our farm store, our diversified year-round CSA, at local farmers markets, and through various regional cheese shops, food co-ops, restaurants, and other establishments. We are an open farm – we welcome visitors and encourage questions.

Our mission is to produce nourishing food that honors our animals, respects the land, and feeds our community, and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability.

1255 Oblong Rd
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5888
[email protected]
cricketcreekfarm.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/science-environment-resources/cricket-creek-farm/

Drury High School

Drury High School

The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to help every child learn every day and empower all students to recognize and optimize their full potential.

 

1130 South Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-3240
http://dhs.napsk12.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/drury-high-school/

Ecu-Health Care

Ecu-Health Care

Ecu-Health Care is the designated outreach and enrollment site in northern Berkshire County for all of the Massachusetts health programs and we also help residents enroll into all supplemental programs associated with Medicare. The programs we help residents access include: The new subsidized and unsubsidized Qualifed Health Plans implemented under national health reform, ConnectorCare, MassHealth, the Health Safety Net, The Children’s Medical Security Plan, Medicare Part-D, Prescription Advantage for seniors and the disabled, Medicare premium assistance, reduced fee dental care, and all prescription assistance programs.

71 Hospital Avenue
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-8711

Contact: Charles Joffe-Halpern

http://ecuhealth.boxcarexpress.com/
http://www.nbunitedway.org/agencies/ecu-health-care


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/ecu-health-care/

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

Services for elders 60 years and older. Case management, information and referral, homemaker/personal care, home health services, nutrition, “Meals on Wheels” program, housing, adult family care, ombudsmen (advocacy for elderly patients in long term care facilities) and money management program. Nursing home prescreening, protective services, employment opportunities for elders, volunteer opportunities (transportation, shopping and companionship) and transportation resources. Support group for family caregivers of the elderly.
66 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-0524
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Information and Referral: [email protected]
General Inquiries: [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/elder-services-of-berkshire-county-inc/

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

Services offered to elders include information and referral, care management, respite care, homemaker and home health assistance, Healthy Aging Programs, and MassHealth nursing home pre-screening. The agency also offers Housing Options, Adult Family Care, Group Adult Foster care, Long Term Care Ombudsman, Money Management, and oversees the Senior Community Service Aide Employment Program.

66 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-0524
www.esbci.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/elder-services-of-berkshire-county-inc-2/

Elizabeth Freeman Center

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/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/social-services/elizabeth-freeman-center/

Family Life Support Center Louison House

Family Life Support Center Louison House

Family Life Support Center (FLSC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was established in 1990 by local agencies to address the issue of homelessness that had become more pervasive as a result of the economic decline in Northern Berkshire County during the 1980’s. Over the past twenty years, FLSC has provided homelessness prevention and housing services to over 3,500 individuals and families throughout Berkshire County. Today, FLSC is the only comprehensive homelessness provider in Northern Berkshire County offering both housing services (transitional and permanent) and supportive services for the homeless.

P.O Box 54, 395 Old Columbia Street
Adams, MA 01220
413-743-7957
www.flsclouisonhouse.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/family-life-support-center-louison-house/

First Baptist Church of North Adams
First Baptist Church of Williamstown

First Baptist Church of Williamstown

731 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4811


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/first-baptist-church-2/

First Congregational Church – North Adams

First Congregational Church – North Adams

134 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-9340


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/first-congregational-church/

First Congregational Church – Williamstown
Four Freedoms Coalition

Four Freedoms Coalition

The Four Freedoms Coalition is a non-partisan, diverse coalition of over 150 community groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and elected officials working together to unite the community and reaffirm our true American values, as outlined in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s landmark Four Freedoms speech. They are:

  • Freedom from fear
  • Freedom from want
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion

4freedomscoalition.org

Contact:
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/four-freedoms-coalition/

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

House museum of International style home built by abstract artists George Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen featuring paintings, frescoes, sculpture and a collection of American and European Cubist art.

 

92 Hawthorne Street
Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-0166
www.frelinghuysen.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/frelinghuysen-morris-house-studio/

Friends of Milne Library

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/friends-of-milne-library/

Friends of Pontoosuc Lake

Friends of Pontoosuc Lake

The Friends of Pontoosuc Lake is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the interests of Pontoosuc Lake. The goals are to ensure high water quality in the lake, maintain high environmental standards in the watershed, hold nuisance aquatic vegetation in check, and ensure that the lake can be enjoyed by the citizens for a variety of uses and that facilities are provided to support these uses.

www.lanesborough-ma.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BD7AB9D5F-94D5-4DFA-B311-DEF66F032218%7D


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/friends-of-pontoosuc-lake/

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

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 can join as adult members. While most girls join for fun and friendship, they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—core qualities of Girl Scouting.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/girl-scouts-of-central-and-western-massachusetts


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/girl-scouts-of-central-and-western-massachusetts/

Grafton Peace Pagoda – Nipponzan Myohoji
Greylock Together

Greylock Together

Greylock Together is a grassroots, non-partisan political movement formed in November 2016, representing 400+ members of the communities surrounding Mount Greylock. We are committed, engaged community members dedicated to social justice and united in our fight for progressive policies. Rooted locally and united by shared values of justice, common respect, and citizen empowerment, Greylock Together has working groups on the Environment, Civil Rights, Health Care, Reproductive Rights, Education, Voting Rights, and Legislative Action.

greylocktogether.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/greylock-together/

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire
Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Inc.

Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Inc.

Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. We are proud to be a leader among non-profit, post-acute care providers in Massachusetts. Large enough to have all of the services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference. We own or operate 14 rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts; Linda Manor Assisted Living, a traditional assisted living and specialized memory care community in Leeds, Massachusetts; Kimball Farms, a life care, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Mass.; and two hospice providers, HospiceCare in The Berkshires and Hospice of Franklin County, for those with life-limiting illnesses. In addition, we own and operate IntegriNurse, our per diem, contract, and permanent nurse placement subsidiary, as well as our own institutional pharmacy, IntegriScript.

877 South Street
Suite 1W
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-2994

http://www.hcib.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/health-wellness-resources/hospice-care-in-the-berkshires-inc/

iBerkshires

iBerkshires

iBerkshires is an online news source that reports on local news from all over the Berkshires. Sign up now for their weekly newsletter to stay updated on everything going on in Berkshire County.
Boxcar Media
102 Main St.
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3384


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/iberkshires/

Indivisible Pittsfield

Indivisible Pittsfield

Indivisible Pittsfield is a locally-based group working for a more just, inclusive, and equitable society with individual and collective actions, in collaboration with the Indivisible Guide and other national, regional, and local organizations.

indivisible.org

Contact:
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/indivisible-pittsfield/

Islamic Center of Connecticut
Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival & School

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival & School

One of the most acclaimed international dance festivals in the world, Jacob’s Pillow is located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The beautiful and historic campus includes two theatres, an outdoor stage, four studios, an exhibition gallery, the Archives, residential cabins, food venues, offices and 153 acres of woodlands. The 10-week festival attracts attendance of over 70,000 visitors to performances, lectures, work-in-progress showings, exhibitions, dance classes, and other events. In addition, over a hundred professional-track dancers and choreographers from all over the world come to study with the renowned faculty at The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223
413-243-9919
www.jacobspillow.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/jacob%e2%80%99s-pillow-dance-festival-and-school/

Jesus Saves Tabernacle

Jesus Saves Tabernacle

45 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2260


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/jesus-saves-tabernacle/

Kidspace at MASS MoCA

Kidspace at MASS MoCA

Kidspace at Mass MoCA is a contemporary art gallery and art-making space for children, teachers, family and the general public. Housed at the Mass MoCA complex, Kidspace is a collaborative project of the Williams College Museum of Art, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and MASS MoCA. At Kidspace, children, teachers, families and other visitors are invited to view outstanding contemporary art and to create art of their own. Local schools are an important part of Kidspace, with every student and teacher from the two closest school districts involved with in-depth educational programming. Two exhibitions, selected on both educational and artistic merit, are mounted each year. Kidspace welcomes volunteers/interns interested in conducting weekday gallery programs, helping students to begin to make their art projects and working on weekends helping general public visitors explore the exhibition and make their own art projects.

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4481 x8131
kidspace.massmoca.org
[email protected]
Contact: Laura Thompson, [email protected], Kidspace Director of Exhibitions and Education


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/kidspace-at-mass-moca/

Lenox Environmental Committee

Lenox Environmental Committee

The Lenox Environmental Committee’s mission is to promote environmentally sound policies and practices in and about the Town of Lenox. The Committee will work with town departments and businesses to implement environmentally responsible approaches to the delivery of services. The Committee will increase the public’s awareness of ways to protect human health and the environment through education and outreach. By fostering environmentally friendly practices, the LEC aims to enhance the quality of life for our residents, visitors, and future generations.

townoflenox.com/public_documents/lenoxma_bcomm/Environmental

6 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240
Phone: 413-637-5510


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/lenox-environmental-committee/

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

A community arts center (including a gallery) dedicated to long term institutional change and community improvement by making the arts both physically and economically accessible to everyone. Programs include a public arts program in public murals, a performing arts series, workshops in pottery, photography, writing and life drawing and a juried gallery space now in its 27th season. Help welcome especially with public relations and gallery management.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-9348
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/LichtensteinCenterfortheArts
Contact: Daniel O’Connell


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-lichtenstein-center-for-the-arts/

Lift Ev’ry Voice

Lift Ev’ry Voice

Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating African-American Culture & Heritage in the Berkshires is a summer festival celebrating the rich traditions of African-American community, arts and culture, history and heritage found within Berkshire County and across the nation.

liftevryvoice.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/lift-evry-voice/

Main Street Stage

Main Street Stage

Non-profit community theatre serving North Berkshire featuring productions year round.

57 Main Street
North Adams, MA
413-663-3240
www.mainstreetstage.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/main-street-stage/

Makers’ Mill

Makers’ Mill

Makers’ Mill, the North Adams Makerspace, is a space for creative collaboration to foster new learning opportunities and build a community around a shared passion for making. Located in downtown North Adams, Massachusetts, Makers’ Mill is a creative resource for the local community that allows people to work and learn alongside one another.

73 Main St. North Adams
MA 01247
413-749-2073

northadamsmakersmill.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/makers-mill/

Manos Unidas (Hands United)

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 hones our unique strengths by crossing real and artificial boundaries set up by class, race, language, culture and geography. Manos Unidas welcomes help with its outreach work in the community such as a) creating opportunities for community dialogue (such as a “Know Your Rights” Forum), b) helping with program start-up and continuation (e.g., Bilingual Radio Program), c) planning community events such as mural projects, Earth Charter Summit Day, Immigrant Month Conference, etc.

 

P.O. Box 112
South Lee, MA 01260
413-243-9121
Contact: Annaelisa Vanegas-Farrara, Executive Director


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/social-services/manos-unidas-hands-united/

Massachusetts Climate Action Network

Massachusetts Climate Action Network

The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit, fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters – and you! MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.

massclimateaction.org

Local Chapters:


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/massachusetts-climate-action-network/

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

They offer state-sponsored employment training program for those currently receiving transitional aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); provides formal education skills training, on-the-job training, direct job placement, food stamps and emergency assistance. Child care services are available for those who qualify. Caseworker assistance may involve shelter and housing
placement. Also offers Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) program, which provides cash assistance and limited medical coverage for elderly, disabled individuals without dependent children and unrelated adults caring for children under 18. The majority of recipients of EAEDC are single individuals with short-term disabilities. Those caring for a disabled household member may be eligible as well.

160 North Street
Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-236-2000


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/disability-services/massachusetts-department-of-transitional-assistance/

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

Housed in a vast 13-acre, 19th century factory campus, MASS MoCA presents world class and cutting edge visual, performing, and new media arts. Facilities include 80,000 square feet of galleries (including largest exhibition space in North America) a versatile 700-seat theatre, a 200-seat lab theatre, an outdoor cinema and concert courtyard and more. MASS MoCA welcomes volunteer help in a variety of capacities, looking for interns with experience or education in the fields to which they apply.

1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4481
www.massmoca.org
Contact: Laura Christiensen, [email protected], Education Coordinator


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/massachusetts-museum-of-contemporary-art-mass-moca/

Math Riddles

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, but how to try to attack it. In particular, often promising approaches that don’t pan out are discussed. The purpose is to help students and teachers learn how to approach new problems.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/math-riddles


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/math-riddles/

Meals on Wheels

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, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.

In Williamstown, local churches in walking distance from Williams College organize the collection of baked goods and food preparation. Meals are prepared on Saturday mornings and delivered on Sundays. The Methodist and Baptist churches alternate meal duties on the first Sunday of the month, St. Patrick’s on the second, St. John’s on the third, and the First Congregational Church is responsible for the 4th Sunday.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/meals-on-wheels/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/social-services/meals-on-wheels/

Merwin House

Merwin House

House museum (c. 1825) managed by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Private heritage tours available with advance reservations by calling 617-227-3956, June 1st through October 15th.

 

14 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
617-994-6662


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-merwin-house/

Mount Anthony Union High School

Mount Anthony Union High School

301 Park Street
Bennington, VT 05201
802-447-7511
www.mauhighschool.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/mount-anthony-union-high-school/

Mount Greylock Baptist Church

Mount Greylock Baptist Church

Formerly First Bible Baptist Church

35 Notch Road
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2107
mountgreylockbaptist.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/mount-greylock-baptist-church/

Mount Greylock Regional High School

Mount Greylock Regional High School

Public 7 – 12

1781 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267-2913
413-458-9582
www.mgrhs.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/mount-greylock-regional-high-school/

MS Support Foundation

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/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/ms-support-foundation/

Multicultural BRIDGE

Multicultural BRIDGE

Multicultural BRIDGE promotes mutual understanding and acceptance among diverse groups serving as a resource to both local institutions and the community at large. We serve as catalysts for change through collaboration, education, training, dialogue, fellowship and advocacy.

Services include: Cultural Literacy and Cultural Competence Training, consulting & facilitation. Youth Leadership and Multicultural Education. Parent Education. Civil Rights & Social Justice Forums & Conferences. Advocacy of diverse groups.

multiculturalbridge.org

Not in Our Berkshires Campaign to “Stop Hate. Together” With #AllHandsIn Approach

Contact:
Berkshire Resources for Integration of Diverse Groups and Education dba Multicultural BRIDGE
17 Main St, Suite 2
Lee, MA 01238
Phone: 413-394-4029
Email: [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/multicultural-bridge/

NAMI-BC National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Berkshire Co.

NAMI-BC National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Berkshire Co.

We assist children, adults and families with mental health questions by accessing resources and services that promote understanding and recovery. That may mean referrals to the local agencies, support groups and classes for family members and caregivers of individuals living with mental illnesses. We believe that with treatment recovery is possible and that families are a major source of support for the individual in their recovery and quality of life. NAMI Berkshire County provides information, referrals, classes, workshops, support groups, and advocacy to family members and caregivers of people living with mental illnesses.

Our office is located on the fourth floor of the State Building across from Pittsfield High School.

333 East Street
Room 417
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-1666
[email protected]

Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm or by appointment

http://www.namibc.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/nami-bc-national-alliance-for-the-mentally-ill-of-berkshire-co/

National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England

National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

101A First Ave
Waltham, MA 02451
800-344-4867

[email protected]

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-of-greater-new-england/

New England Peace Pagoda
New Hope United Methodist Church

New Hope United Methodist Church

Formerly the First United Methodist Churches of North Adams and Williamstown

PO Box 744
North Adams, MA 01247
413-458-3183
[email protected]
www.new-hopeumc.org

Worship Location:
4 Water Street
Williamstown, MA 01267


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/new-hope-united-methodist-church/

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of Rockwell’s work and his contributions to society, popular culture, and social commentary. The Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell’s work, including 574 original paintings and drawings. Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, moved to the Museum site, is open to the public from May through October, and features original art materials, his library, furnishings, and personal items. The Museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, a collection of more than 100,000 items, including working photographs, letters, personal calendars, fan mail, and business documents. The Museum welcomes volunteers/interns in a variety of capacities and posts its volunteer needs as well as available jobs on its website.

 

9, Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100
www.nrm.org
Human Resources Contact Holly Coleman: [email protected]
Volunteer Coordinator: [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/norman-rockwell-museum/

North Adams Historical Society

North Adams Historical Society

The mission of the North Adams Historical Society is to protect, preserve, and promote the rich history of North Adams and its people through the presentation of exhibits, publications, and programs. See the website or send an e-mail for information on programs or to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Bldg. 5A
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-4700
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/north-adams-historical-society/

North Adams Office of Community Development

North Adams Office of Community Development

Advises businesses on all matters related to the construction or rehabilitation of facilities. As well as managing the city’s public works and housing rehabilitation funding and serving as a resource to the city’s Zoning and Planning Boards.

City Hall
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-3025 x 3025


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/north-adams-office-of-community-development/

North Berkshire Community Television

North Berkshire Community Television

Local public access station serving North Adams, Adams, and other smaller northern Berkshire communities. Training and participation in all aspects of television production provided. Students are also welcome to initiate projects.

 

Heritage State Park, Bldg. 6
North Adams, MA 01267
413-663-9006
http://www.nbctc.org/
[email protected]
Contact: Dave Fabbiano, Executive Director


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/north-berkshire-community-television/

Northampton Jazz Workshop

Northampton Jazz Workshop

Each Tuesday night, the Green Street Trio – pianist Paul Arslanian, bassist George Kaye, and drummer Jon Fisher – invite a guest soloist to join them for a one-hour set that mixes great standards and originals, and then the bandstand opens up for an organized jam session. Paul moderates the jam by having players sign in upon arrival and then wait their turn for an opportunity to sit in. At night’s end, the featured soloist returns to play with the assemblage on stage. $10 minimum seating charge effective 2/1/13 but is WAIVED for musicians who SIT IN! Bring your axe!

https://www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop

The Loft Restaurant and Lounge
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr
Northampton, MA 01060


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/northampton-jazz-workshop/

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for people in northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. The Coalition works to achieve its mission by:

PROVIDING A PUBLIC PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY
Monthly meetings averaging over sixty participants are held the second Friday of each month, from September through May, at the First Baptist Church of North Adams. These meetings are open to all. Each year of forums begins in September with a public hearing offering the community an opportunity to help set the Coalition’s year long agenda. The Coalition News, mailed and e-mailed to over a thousand local citizens and organizations every month, includes articles about regional issues written by community members and Coalition staff. The Coalition also produces a monthly TV show about topics that will be presented at the monthly forum.

COMMUNITIES MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE ON ALCOHOL (CMCA)

CMCA is a multi-year project to reduce underage drinking by reducing teenagers access to alcohol and by establishing strong community norms against underage drinking in North Berkshire County.

BUILDING STRONGER NEIGHBORHOODS
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition provides support, technical assistance, and leadership development for area neighborhoods through Northern Berkshire Neighbors. Northern Berkshire Neighbors works to engage residents in recognizing and addressing neighborhood and community issues through a variety of programs including neighborhood meetings and community events.

PROMOTING POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
UNITY (United, Neighboring, Interdependent, Trusted Youth), the Coalition’s youth development program, has been offering innovative, youth-driven programs since 1994. Two staff serve as adult advisors to a variety of programming that involves students ages 14-19 from all over the northern Berkshire area. Current projects include the Grooove concert series, a Teen Writing Workshop, the Youth Leadership Program, and the “411 in the 413″ Youth Conference.

Anyone who works or lives in the Northern Berkshire area and is interested in the work of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is considered an affiliate of the Coalition. Coalition affiliation has included people of the Northern Berkshire community representing human services, businesses, clergy, higher education, local schools, local and state government, and local citizens. Voluntary contributions to help defray expenses are requested, but they do not affect affiliation with the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

The Coalition welcomes Williams student volunteers, interns and academic research partners.

61 Main Street, Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-7588
Contact: Al Bashevkin, [email protected], Executive Director


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/northern-berkshire-community-coalition/

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-time-frame-of-involvement/winter-study/northern-berkshire-community-coalition-2/

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting and empowering the community. We achieve this mission through the following programs:

Coalition Core – Our Community Organizing Program
Northern Berkshire Neighbors – Our Neighborhood Organizing Program
UNITY Youth Programs – Our Youth Development Program
nb21 Prevention Programs – Our Substance Abuse Awareness Program
Mass in Motion – Our Healthy Eating/Active Living Initiative
The Family Place – Our Family Support Program

61 Main Street
Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-7588

http://www.nbccoalition.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/northern-berkshire-community-coalition-3/

Northern Berkshires for Racial Justice

Northern Berkshires for Racial Justice

Northern Berkshires for Racial Justice (NBRJ) is a community group made up of different facets of the North County population. We are students, professionals, families, parents, retired folks, various faith organizations, etc. We aim to provide educational resources and community engagement, and to create positive change by working on the local level. We aim to work with other community organizations in our efforts to create a more fair and just world.

Monthly Open Meetings:
1st Tuesday of Every Month @ 7:30pm
New Hope United Methodist Church
550 Main St
North Adams, MA 01247

We also host a smaller “working group.” This group consists of folks who are willing to commit at least two hours per month to the group. These people can also commit to attend at least 75% of Working Group Meetings. Those interested in joining the Working Group should Jane Berger ([email protected]).


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/northern-berkshires-for-racial-justice/

Pine Cobble School

Pine Cobble School

Nonsectarian Private Pre-K – 9

163 Gale Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4680
www.pinecobble.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/education-resources/pine-cobble-school/

Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / Berkshire United Way

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/pittsfield-prevention-partnership-berkshire-united-way/

Pownal Elementary School
Rules Change Project

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 individuals and independent groups seeking to help launch a national conversation about how we govern, regulate, manage and interact with corporations, about their relationship with government, and with their stakeholders — employees, customers, communities, the environment — in addition to stockholders.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/rules-change-project


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/rules-change-project/

Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish

Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish

Parish Office:
54 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4946 x11
[email protected]
www.williamstowncatholics.org

Parish Center:
53 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5443

Church:
63 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/saints-patrick-and-raphael-parish/

Sandisfield Arts Center

Sandisfield Arts Center

5 Hammertown Road
P.O. Box 31
Sandisfield, MA 01255
413-258-4100
www.sandisfieldartscenter.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/sandisfield-arts-center/

Second Congregational Church
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Small business plan preparation and free business advice for startup businesses.

Pittsfield Chapter
Berkshire Common
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-2485
www.score.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/service-corps-of-retired-executives-score/

Soldier On

Soldier On

Soldier On provides three housing locations, a treatment program focused on building social skills, a wide variety of treatment groups range from Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to computer technology and current events, a full time psychologist who focuses on the chronically mentally ill and veterans with dual diagnosis. Furthermore, each veteran is assigned a case manager, an employment program, financial assistance for training and education, resume building, interview preparation, and transportation.

360 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 236-5644

http://wesoldieron.org
[email protected]

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/soldier-on/

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish

68 Marshall Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-5316


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/st-elizabeth-of-hungary-church/

St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Offers a food distribution program to anyone in need; available at 8 a.m. every Wednesday.

414 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-5789
www.stjoepittsfield.com/index.cfm?active=1
Contact: Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/st-josephs-catholic-church/

St. Joseph’s Kitchen at South Church

St. Joseph’s Kitchen at South Church

Provides a hot meal each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Also operates a food pantry Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

c/o South Congregrational Church
110 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-7357
www.southchurchpittsfield.org/
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/st-josephs-kitchen-at-south-church/

St. Mark’s Rectory

St. Mark’s Rectory

Offers bags of groceries to anynoe in need of food the last two Fridays of the month, from 9 am to 11 am.

400 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-7510
stmarkschurchpittsfield.wordpress.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/st-marks-rectory/

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Offers a free hot meal at 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays to anyone in need.Lunch on saturdays at noon (except the 3rd Saturday of each month).

67 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-448-8276
www.ststephenspittsfield.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/st-stephens-episcopal-church/

State Clinics in the Berkshires

State Clinics in the Berkshires

Supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the State Clinics at Berkshire Medical Center provide several vital services to the community. They include an HIV testing clinic, tuberculosis clinic, STD clinic, and a hepatitis prevention program.

510 North Street
Suite 6-B2
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-2654

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/StateClinics


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/state-clinics-in-the-berkshires/

Tapestry Health

Tapestry Health

Tapestry Health offers confidential family planning counseling, birth control, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing at all of our clinics. Regardless of your situation, we are here to help you.In addition to family planning, Tapestry Health offers female and male reproductive health care. If we do not provide a particular service, we will refer you to a professional who does. Our team includes clinicians, counselors, case managers, outreach workers, community health educators, nutritionists, and administrative operations staff. Whether through a career, internship, or donation, you can join us in making a difference!

MCLA Wellness Center
289 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 443-2844
(413) 662-5258

100 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-2844

http://www.tapestryhealth.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/tapestry-health/

Temple Anshe Amunim
Terra Nova Church
The Caleb Group

The Caleb Group

Provides the following services for residents of Mohawk Forest in North Adams: Safe and affordable housing for the elderly, disabled and families; a computer laboratory with Internet access; an after school program serving first through twelfth grades; a seven-week summer camp program.

201 Mohawk Forest Blvd
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-6900 x203

www.thecalebgroup.org/wp1/find-housing-2-2/massachusetts/mohawk-forest-north-adams/
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/the-caleb-group/

The Green

The Green

The Green is a re-envisioned village green, or village square. Our hope is to develop The Green into a shared, curated space available to diverse community partners and organizations who want to use The Green for programs, gatherings, and events that cultivate important aspects of individual and community life, such as:

  • Work & Collaboration
  • Food & Health
  • Creativity & The Arts
  • Spirituality & Faith

87 Main St
North Adams, MA
[email protected]
thegreennama.com


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/community-economic-development-resources/the-green/

The Mount

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


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/the-mount-2/

The Nutrition Center

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

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-sector/education/the-nutrition-center/

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

Grocery items for anyone in need, referrals for emergency housing, budget counseling, counseling for families, marriage counseling, and counseling for victims of domestic violence. Also handles Pittsfield Area Council of Churches (PACC) emergency funds.

298 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-0624
http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/use/locations


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/the-salvation-army/

The Salvation Army Gateway New Life Center

The Salvation Army Gateway New Life Center

Services include emergency transportation, emergency assistance for disaster victims, food pantry, fuel assistance (Good Neighbor Fund, December-April), free bread, free clothing, furniture (when available), senior citizens activities, social recreation, ans education programs for children. Saturday breakfast for children and a Tuesday and Wednesday feeding program are planned for the year.

393 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-7987


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/the-salvation-army-gateway-new-life-center/

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

The Sanctuary for Independent Media

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

The Sanctuary For Independent Media
PO Box 35
Troy, NY 12181
mediasanctuary.org

NATURE Lab (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology)

NATURE Lab promotes sustainability, and urban research in ecology using art, technology and science. NATURE Lab is a volunteer-led initiative of The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Our ecosystem in North Central Troy is one of the most environmentally devastated neighborhoods of New York State. One block from the Hudson River, our environmental education campus is adjacent to brownfield areas, combined sewer overflows, and seemingly endless litter. The long-gone prosperity of this neighborhood is evident in its architecture, with many historic buildings left vacant and decaying. NATURE Lab seeks to remediate the disrepair through education, resource access, and inspiration.


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-sanctuary-for-independent-media/

The Wilderness Society

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/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/by-time-frame-of-involvement/winter-study/the-wilderness-society/

Town of Adams

Town of Adams

8 Park Street
Adams, MA 01220
413-743-8300
town.adams.ma.us
Contact: Jonathan Butler, Town Administrator
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4pm


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/town-of-adams/

Town of Lanesborough

Town of Lanesborough

Adminstrator Boudreau welcomes help with GIS mapping project, among other opportunities.

83 North Main Street
Lanesborough, MA 01237
413-442-0965
www.lanesborough-ma.gov
Contact: Paul Boudreau, [email protected], Town Adminstrator
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/town-of-lanesborough/

Town of Williamstown

Town of Williamstown

Town Manager Fohlin welcomes interns to work on various economic and community development projects.

Town Hall
31 North Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-3500
williamstown.ws
Contact: Peter Fohlin, [email protected], Town Manager


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown/

Town Players of Pittsfield

Town Players of Pittsfield

One of the oldest community theatre groups in the country featuring three productions a year. “The Workshop,” a production rehearsal hall, is located at 148 Lebanon Avenue in Pittsfield.

 

P.O. Box 765
31 South St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-9279
www.townplayers.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/the-town-players-of-pittsfield/

Unitarian Universalist Church
United Cerebral Palsy

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 an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/united-cerebral-palsy


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/disability-services/united-cerebral-palsy/

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County — an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Association — was established in 1961. UCP of Berkshire County offers support 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 full citizenship of people with disabilities.

535 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-9345

208 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-1562

[email protected]

http://ucpberkshire.org/


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/united-cerebral-palsy-of-berkshire-county/

Visionaries

Visionaries

A non-profit organization dedicated to using the power of the media to tell the stories of people and organizations making positive social change throughout the world. Contact Executive Director Bill Mosher for more information about intern opportunities.

 

748 Page St.
Stoughton, MA 02072
800-647-5559
Bill Mosher, [email protected], Executive Director


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/visionaries/

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Listener-supported public radio station serving northeastern New York and northwestern Massachusetts. For information on programming and extensive for-credit internship opportunities see the internship section of the WAMC website.

318 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
800-323-9262
www.wamc.org
Contact: David Giustina, [email protected], ext. 172


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/wamc-northeast-public-radio/

White Oaks Congregational Church

White Oaks Congregational Church

480 White Oaks Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4633


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/white-oaks-congregational/

Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Inc.

Williamstown Art Conservation Center, Inc.

Member of the Regional Alliance for Preservation, www.rap-arcc.org

 

A nonprofit art conservation organization located on the grounds of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, which treats objects ranging from family photographs, antiques and heirlooms to some of the most important paintings, sculpture and furniture in the country. Founded in 1977 to address the conservation and collection care needs of a small consortium of collecting institutions in the Northeast, the Center now serves more than 50 member museums and historical societies in New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, as well as individuals and corporations. WACC has also become a center for information on all aspects of collections care. Students should contact Executive Director Tom Branchick for information on volunteer and internship opportunities.

 

227 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5741
Contact: Tom Branchick, Executive Director
www.williamstownart.org
[email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown-art-conservation-center-inc/

Williamstown Community Bible Church

Williamstown Community Bible Church

160 Bridges Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5556


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/religion-spirituality-resources/community-bible-church/

Williamstown COOL Committee

Williamstown COOL Committee

The purpose of the Williamstown COOL (CO2 Lowering) Committee is to promote sustainable living practices in Williamstown in a way that inspires community engagement, prompts individual action, and promotes exchange of ideas and practices in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The COOL Committee is a group of volunteers from Williamstown who work to implement the town’s Climate Action Plan. Anybody interested in working with the COOL Committee should feel free to contact a committee member.

coolwilliamstown.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown-cool-committee/

Williamstown Elementary School

Williamstown Elementary School

Public Pre-K – 6

115 Church Street
Williamstown, MA 01267-2412
413-458-5707
www.williamstownelementary.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown-elementary-school/

Williamstown Historical Museum

Williamstown Historical Museum

The Williamstown House of Local History was founded in 1941 to promote knowledge of the town’s history by collecting and preserving materials, mounting exhibitions, presenting educational programs and facilitating research. Its goal is to document the diverse people and buildings, the associations and institutions, the businesses and events which form the town’s history from the earliest days to the present time. The collection includes photographs, documents and artifacts from the 1700s to the present day as well as published material on the town and genealogical material on local families.

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, research and publications.

We have numerous volunteer opportunities available. Our goal is to help you to use your talents and interests in a way that allows our organization to maintain a diverse collection of photos, artifacts, documents and manuscripts, and use our materials to educate the public about the town. As a volunteer you are a valued member of our team and you will develop a greater connection to the community around you as your understanding of our local history grows. All of our volunteers will receive training and a manual to assist you with your work.

To learn more about our organization please visit our museum, visit our website or give Sarah or Nancy at the WHM a call:

1095 Main Street
Williamstown, MA
413-458-2160
www.williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org
Contact: Sarah Currie, Director, [email protected]


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/fieldwork/williamstown-historical-society/

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Non-profit professional summer theatre which produces classic and new plays, presents artists production opportunities and challenges seldom available elsewhere, provides training to emerging theater talents and creates and presents programs which serve and engage a diverse community. See website for information on training and career opportunities.

 

PO Box 517
1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-3200
www.wtfestival.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown-theatre-festival/

Williamstown Youth Center

Williamstown Youth Center

Wide range of social, recreational and educational programs for youth and adolescents ages 6-18 from Williamstown and the surrounding area. Executive Director David Rempell welcomes students interested in helping develop and implement arts programming (in any medium) to email him about experiential learning opportunities at the WYC.

 

66 School St
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5925
Open 8:30am – 5:30pm weekdays
Contact: David Rempell, [email protected], Executive Director
www.williamstownyouthcenter.org


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/williamstown-youth-center/

WilliNet Community TV for Williamstown

WilliNet Community TV for Williamstown

Local public access television station serving the Town of Williamstown. Training available to any community member interested in participating in existing programming or developing a special television project. Contact the Community Outreach Coordinator or Executive Director for more information.

34 Spring Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-0900
Contacts:
Debby Dane, Executive Director
Maxine Lyle, Community Outreach Coordinator


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/willinet-community-tv-for-williamstown/

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Berkshire North WIC is a Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, breastfeeding education and support and other services free of charge. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support and nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

37 Main Street
Suite 301
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3012

BMC Hillcrest Campus
165 Tor Court
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-9429

510 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-3495

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/WIC

 


https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community-guide/social-services-resources/women-infants-and-children-wic-program/