UACT's collaborations with communities are built around curricular Alternative Breaks designed with a focus on community organizing and social justice. UACT is coordinated by student leaders, all of whom are alumni of UACT. These leaders work with a faculty and staff advisor to manage all aspects of UACT programs: curriculum design, leadership training, classroom facilitation, and fundraising. UACT is a unique partnership of UMass students, faculty and members of grassroots community organizations working together to design programs that build community and promote justice.
Course Name and Number:
Anthropology 397H: Grassroots Community Organizing; Anthro; 397W: Critical Pedagogy; Anthro 397L: Leadership & Activism
Program identifies community participants.
Program Start (and End Dates):
November 30, 2012
Alliance to Develop Power
Springfield, MA 01105United States
Maine People's Alliance
Lewiston, ME 04240United States
Worcester Roots and Stone Soup Collective
Worcester, MA 01610United States