UMass Extension 4-H Sustainable Communities Project

The 4-H Sustainable Communities Project provides educational enrichment and promotes life skills development to young people in Springfield. Activities focus on topics like polymers, static electricity, chemical reactions, weather, and rocketry. After-school activities are supported at South End Community Center, the New North Citizens’ Council, and the Dunbar YMCA, often in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Student Bridges program. It is a program of the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

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August 1, 1998


Dunbar Community Center
Springfield, MA 01109
United States
New North Citizens Council
Springfield, MA 01107
United States
South End Community Center
Springfield, MA 01105
United States

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Karen Barshefsky

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Karen Barshefsky

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College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment/UMass Extension

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