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

CESL Student Leaders

Student Leadership development is integral to the work of UMass CESL.  There are a variety of ways for students to assume valued leadership roles in the CESL office, in the classroom and in the community.

Campus/Community Liaisons, Student Leaders in Service, Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, Course Facilitators, Community Service Assistants and CESL Interns are some of the ways.

CESL Campus/ Community Liaisons:

Liaisons are students who have completed a SL course and are recommended by the faculty member of that course to return for one or more subsequent semesters as a Liaison between the course, a community partner and UMass CESL.  The role of a CESL Liaison is to connect UMass Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL) and a Service-Learning (SL) course with a community partner. 

                                                                                 

CESL Liaisons- their course connections and partner sites:

2012-2013

Jennie Abdallah-    Course Affiliation: Intro to Multicultural Education   Community Partner: Connections at Kelly School
Richard Dana-  Course Affiliation: Intro to Multicultural Education   Community Partner:
Ryan Bottary-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner: Sunrise
Kalin Charette-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project    Community Partner: Chestnut Street
Jaclyn Essa-   Course Affiliation: Intro to Multicultural Education   Community Partner: Holyoke Tutor Mentor
Allison Foley-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project    Community Partner: Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Megan Healy-   Course Affiliation: Intro to Multicultural Education   Community Partner: Connections at Kelly School
Julie Jyringi-    Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project   Community Partner: Mountain View
Julianne Konjoia- Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project   Community Partner: Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Hsisuai Lee-  Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project   Community Partner: Scouts Special  Needs Troup
Raquel Manley-   Course Affiliation: Multiple courses  Community Partner: Capacidad
Hanna Maue-  Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner:
Ari Mazur-   Course Affiliation:      Boltwood Project Community Partner:
Eleni Nikitas-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner: Capacidad
Jeena Ocasio-   Course Affiliation: Intro to Multicultural Education  Community Partner: Holyoke Tutor Mentor
Chris Ott-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner: The Hollow
Michael Thomas-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner: Farren Care
Gabrielle Wood-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner:Farren Care
Kristina Zoto-   Course Affiliation: Boltwood Project  Community Partner: The Fun Club

 

AmeriCorps Student Leaders in Service (SLIS)

SLIS is an AmeriCorps education award program that provides a scholarship to student leaders in Service-Learning for 300 hours of service. The hours may include service hours associate with a course or with a work-study education award, but not hours accrued as part of ones employment. 

UMass CESL is awarded these positions though a competitive rfp process coordinated by Massachusetts Campus Compact. The SLIS’s provide leadership and support for an array of Service-Learning courses and programs across the campus and at numerous community sites.

UMass CESL AmeriCorps SLIS recipients and their roles

2012-2013

Stephanie Ozahowski- Boltwood Project Coordinator
Julianna Sternberg- Boltwood Project Supervisor
Harmonie Jean-Charland- Community Journalism
Brian Canova- Community Journalism
Kate Curtin - TEAMS Tutoring
Livia Raducan - TEAMS Tutoring
Ian Whalen- Community for Social Progress
Kyle Angstadt- Community for Social Progress
Annie Zhang - UMass CESL
Emily Belko - IMPACT!

Community Service Associates (CSA’s)

CSA’s are students who work in the CESL office as receptionists, peer advisors, student writers and generally help keep good things flowing.

2012-2013

Jessica Ordonez 
Anna Peshing
Annie Zhang

Social Media Intern 2012-2013
Dan Peltier

 


Recent Liaisons

2011-2012

Jennie Abdallah -  Connections at Kelly School
Joseph Emery – various public schools
Jaclyn Essa – Holyoke Tutor Mentor (adult education)
Jenn Fardy – Capacidad – after school program
Ya Mensah – Holyoke Boys and Girls Club
Sara Ross – Connections after school program
Gwen Spalding - Amherst Survival Center
Melanie Keyes – The Literacy Project (adult education)
Eric Ziemba -various public schools
 

2010-2011

Elizabeth Asefa – Sargeant West Community Room/ UMass Extension, 4H
Yaa Mensah - Holyoke Boys & Girls Club

 

Recent SLIS

2011-2012

Joseph Emery – TEAMS Tutoring
Jennifer Fardy - IMPACT!
Kara Finley- Community for Social Progress
Avery Feurst - Community for Social Progress
Sarah Kelly- Community for Social Progress
Melanie Keyes- Community for Social Progress
Yaa Mensah – UMass CESL & Holyoke Boys & Girls Club
Emily Taverna - Community for Social Progress
Eric Ziemba – TEAMS Tutoring
 

2010-2011

Elizabeth Asefa – UMass CSL & Sargeant West Community Room
Megan Conery - Community for Social Progress
Farron Harvey – UMass CESL
Yaa Mensah - UMass CESL & Holyoke Boys & Girls Club
Mary Nguyen- Community for Social Progress
Nana Smith- UMass CESL & Holyoke Technology
Amanda Spector – TEAMS Tutoring
Avae Thomas- Community for Social Progress