Western MA

National Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a dedicated to placing well-trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond.

Valley Classical Concerts (formerly Music in Deerfield)

Valley Classical Concerts presents a mix of eminent established musicians and exciting early-career ensembles, in varied programs that include both mainstream classical music and the works of 20th and 21st century composers – concerts that Valley residents might otherwise hear only by traveling to a major metropolitan area. 

Opportunities for Communities

Opportunities for Communities Inc. (OfC) is a not-for-profit organization that offers experiential learning through sustainable development programs for students in western Massachusetts.

Food Pantry of North Leverett Baptist Church

The food pantry offers various kinds of food and clothing items that you may need. The only thing necessary to receive food from the pantry is an address and how many people are in your family. 


Flywheel, a collectively run, not-for-profit space, aims to build community and give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice, and perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. 

Massachusetts Review

A nonprofit literary magazine founded in 1959 at UMass. The Massachusetts Review is a quarterly journal, publishing the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, art, and poetry, and sponsors readings and events throughout the Five Colleges.

Amherst Town Committee for International Students

The Amherst Town Committee for International Students serves as a link between the international students and the community with three principal programs: Round the World Women, the Hospitalilty Program, and the Welcome Reception for International Students.


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