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

Community Partners

Various UMass Civic Engagement & Service-Learning Courses partner with the following local organizations - 

Amherst Regional Public Schools in Amherst

Amherst Senior Center in Amherst 

Amherst Survival Center in Amherst

Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County in Amherst

Center School in Holyoke

Chestnut House in Amherst 

Commerce High School in Springfield 

Community Room at Sargeant West in Holyoke 

Connections After School Program, Kelly School in Holyoke

Double Edge Theater in Ashfield 

Easthampton City Arts+ in Easthampton

Easthampton High School in Easthampton 

Enlace de Familias in Holyoke     

Farren Care in Montague 

Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield 

Goodwill Industries in Hadley 

The Fun Club at The Bangs Center in Amherst 

Girls Inc. in Holyoke partners

Greenfield Public Schools  in Greenfield

Head Start in various communities

The Hollow in Amherst 

Holyoke Boys and Girls Club in Holyoke

Holyoke, the City of 

Holyoke Food & Fitness Policy Council in Holyoke

Holyoke Health Center in Holyoke 

Holyoke Public Schools in Holyoke

Holyoke Tutor Mentor Program in Holyoke

Homework House in Holyoke

Hopkins Academy in Hadley 

Leverett Elementary School in Leverett 

The Literacy Project in Ware and Amherst

Los Amigos at The Bangs Center in Amherst 

MotherWoman in Hadley 

Mountain View in Amherst 

New North Citizens' Council in Springfield 

Not Bread Alone in Amherst 

Nuestras Raices in Holyoke 

Pathways to Family Success in Holyoke 

Picknelly Adult & Family Learning Center in Holyoke 

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity In Amherst

Psychological Services Center in Amherst

ReGreen Springfield in Springfield

The Renaissance School in Springfield 

Scouts (special needs troop) in Northampton 

The Soldier's Home in Holyoke 

The Son-Rise Program

South End Community Center in Springfield

Springfield Conservatory of the Arts in Springfield 

The Stonewall Center in Amherst 

Sunderland Elementary School in Sunderland 

Sunrise in Amherst 

UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program in Amherst and various other communities

UMass Amherst Labor Management Workplace Education Program in Amherst 

United Way of Hampshire County in Northampton

Permaculture in the Pioneer Valley in various communities

Whole Children in Hadley