This program provided UMass faculty mentors for 8 undergraduate students selected to participate in a 10-week summer program for rising seniors (those who are in the summer before their senior year). These students participated in an ongoing or new community-engaged research project in western Massachusetts, with preference for the Holyoke or Springfield communities. Students met as a group for seminars and training in community-engaged research, presented their research study proposal aims and hypotheses, and presented study results to students and faculty. Several students used their work to present at a meeting in Shrewsbury, MA and at the SPHHS Research Day. Contents of this program were used to develop a 1-credit online course (HONORS 495K). This program is sponsored by Commonwealth Honors College and the Office for Research and Engagement.