MCLA to Recognize Student Volunteers


 NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize and celebrate the efforts of its student volunteers who have provided service to the community over the past academic year through the College's Center for Service and Citizenship on Friday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Social Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Throughout the 2013-14 academic year, 15 student coordinators led 114 student volunteers who helped six community partners with 12 different programs during a total of approximately 2,250 hours of service, which benefitted about 750 local youth.

The community partners include the Adams Youth Center, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BArT) Charter School, Berkshire Food Project, North Adams Public Schools, the North Adams YMCA and the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.

Although MCLA has held similar events, this event will mark the first time the College has brought all of its Center for Service student-volunteers together, to be recognized at a single event.

"It should be very powerful," said Spencer Moser, coordinator of the MCLA Center for Service and Citizenship. "A lot of people are doing some really great things"

According to Moser, MCLA student coordinators will recognize the student volunteers they oversee, as well as the community partner the students volunteered for. In addition, the College will recognize the senior program coordinators who will graduate this spring.

Following this event, refreshments will be served.

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