UMass CESL promotes learning for life-long, engaged citizenship, partnering with communities on and off campus to work collectively for a more just society.

Organizations by Service Type

Partnering community organizations listed by service type:

Educational Organizations:

Connections After School Program (Holyoke)


 Holyoke Public Schools 


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

Homework House (Holyoke, MA) 

The High School of Commerce (Springfield Public Schools) 

Amherst Regional Public Schools

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

Girls Incorporated of Holyoke

The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program (Juntos Collaborative)

The Literacy Project

Labor/Management Workplace Education

Whole Children (Hadley) 

Sunderland Elementary School 

South End Community Center (Springfield) 

Picknelly Adult & Family Learning Center (Holyoke)

The Renaissance School (Springfield)

Leverett Elementary School 

Hopkins Academy  (Hadley)

Greenfield Public Schools 

Easthampton High School

Healthy Communities Organizations:

Amherst Survival Center (Amherst)

Nuestras Raices (Holyoke)

Whole Children (Hadley)

Holyoke Health Center (Holyoke)

Psychological Services Center (Amherst)

Everywoman’s Center (Amherst)

Mass Fair Housing

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (Amherst)

Berkshire Hills Music Academy (South Hadley) 

Chestnut House (Amherst )

Farren Care (Turners Falls) 

The Fun Club at The Bangs Center (Amherst )

Los Amigos at The Bangs Center (Amherst )

MotherWoman (Hadley)

Mountain View (Amherst)

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

The Soldier's Home (Holyoke)

The Son-Rise Program

The Stonewall Center (Amherst)

Sunrise (Amherst)

Technology Opportunities Organizations:

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke

Girls, Inc. (Holyoke)

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center (Holyoke Community College)

Sustainability Organizations:

Amherst Survival Center  (Amherst)

Food Bank Farm  (Hadley)

Nuestras Raices (Holyoke)

Simple Gifts (Amherst)

UMass Amherst Sustainability

UMass Permaculture

The Gleaning Project of Western Massachusetts

Not Bread Alone (Amherst)