Center For Service - Service Programs
Alternative Spring Break
Past trips include tornado relief work and mentoring at risk high school students at the David School in Appalachia, KY, Katrina relief work with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area, home stays and community service in Belize, tutoring youth on the Navajo Nation, and helping construct traditional stoves in a rural village Cordoba, Mexico. Contact Spencer Moser to learn more.
Pathways encourages local youth to continue their education through a combination of activities that enable and inspire local youth, many who will be the first in their families to attend college, to see themselves as successful, engaged college students. Contact Lindsay Maselli to learn more.
Student Teacher In Class Support (STICS)
STICS is a tutoring program that places MCLA undergraduate students into local elementary school classrooms. Volunteers assist teachers by working with students who need extra help or are behind on school work. In addition to providing a valuable service to students and teachers, volunteers receive hands on experience in a classroom setting. You may especially be interested in this program if you're considering a degree in education or a career that involves working with children.
Contact Martha Pratt to learn more.
The Write Stuff
The innovative Write Stuff program connects MCLA volunteer writing coaches and mentors with 5th-7th graders from the three local elementary schools. Elementary students come to the MCLA campus and participate in a "college" activity, then use that activity as a springboard for writing assignments. This is an excellent opportunity to share your love of writing with youth who are in desperate need of literacy support, positive role modeling, and the self confidence needed to consider attending college.
E3 provides youth the opportunity to support and do projects with high school students who have been placed in an alternative school.
Contact Abigail Egan to learn more.
Adams Youth Center
This program engages local youth in fun programs afterschool and occasionally on weekends.
Contact Gabriella Prata to learn more.
This program consists of afterschool support in math and various subjects at a local charter school from approximately 3:30-5:00 PM.
Contact Kelsey McGonigle to learn more.
H.A.L.F. Times (Health. Athletics. Lifetime. Fitness.)
This program engages and educates local youth on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Program partners include Athletics, Health Services, Athletic training staff and Intramurals.
Contact Sarah Murphy to learn more.
S.T.E.M. in Action
This program exposes youth to the sciences through educational and engaging activities that enourage them to pursue the STEM disciplines.
Contact Breana Gladu to learn more.
College Cadets provides local teens with mentors and fun college enrichment activities that encourage them to continue their education.
Contact Danielle Hartnett to learn more.
A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out
The Berkshire Food Project program provides MCLA volunteers the opportunity to help prepare and serve meals to those in need.
Contact Ama Adwetewa-Badu to learn more.
The YMCA program engages volunteers with youth through fun afterschool activities.
Contact Jasper Mitchell to learn more.