Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Coalition is “Empowering the Northern Berkshire region to enhance the quality of life through our efforts at connecting, convening, and supporting all facets of the community.” The Coalition works to achieve its mission by:

  • Connecting and providing a public place for the community
  • Providing prevention strategies
  • Building stronger neighborhoods
  • Promoting positive youth development
  • Leadership development
  • Helping families stay healthy, happy and strong
  • Helping to make healthy choices, the easy choices

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.  We have been very successful working with Williams students, especially during the summer, and look forward to that opportunity again!

  1. Many opportunities are available for summer interns that include:
    • Planning and delivery of National Night Out
    • Continue to develop a farmer’s market for our Mass in Motion Initiative
    • Help to organize our Summer Neighborhood Basketball program
    • Help us to analyze data from a variety of surveys
    • Build programming for teen-led projects
    • Help produce our lovable community product currently planned as a community wide lip-dub
  2.  Ongoing assistance might include:
    • Developing healthy markets / convenience stores for our Mass in Motion Initiative
    • Assist in evaluation and administration of programs like our Community Outreach Training
    • Support the efforts of Northern Berkshire Neighbors
    • Write articles for Coalition newsletter
    • Assist with producing social media messages
    • Assist in administration of local strategy teams to reduce underage substance use.
  3.  One-time events might include:
    • Assisting with our annual Martin Luther King Day celebrations (on the day of the holiday)
    • Assist with walk to school days planned for local schools
    • Serve as chaperones and bus captains for annual county wide youth conference (411 in the 413) held in April of each year
    • Assist with medication take back days

61 Main St, Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247