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Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies promotes interdisciplinary research and education on Latin America and the Caribbean and on Latino culture throughout the Americas. It fosters a truly international and multicultural approach through diverse programs that bring together faculty, students, and community members in an effort to understand complex political, economic and cultural issues. The Center also oversees the Pauline Collins Latin American Collection in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, the 15th largest collection of its kind in the country.

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Center for Research on Families

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst.

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Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education

UMass Amherst is leading a Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) to design and carry out comprehensive programs that address under representation in information technology (IT) education and the workforce. CAITE will focus on women and minorities in underrepresented groups (economically, academically, and socially disadvantaged) in Massachusetts. CAITE sponsors frequent outreach programs with organizations and community colleges in Springfield and Holyoke.

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Community Journalism

In this service-learning course, undergraduates partner with students from Commerce High School in Springfield on print and multimedia journalism projects. Students write about topics not addressed by the mainstream media, working with experts in sites such as homeless shelters, health clinics, and public schools to research their projects. Undergraduates and high school students do intensive field work in their exploration of complicated social realities. In 2012, additional funding also enabled students to visit the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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Computer Science Education Week

Twelve schools, colleges and community organizations offer workshops, technology showcases, field trips and contests to help raise awareness of the importance of computer science education during CS Ed Week each December. With support from NSF, CAITE and BPC Alliance, students are exposed to an array of activities that encourage computer science education for students K-12 from the Amherst, Holyoke, Greenfield and West Springfield areas.

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Digital Media and the Built Environment

In this service learning class, undergraduates partner with a teacher at The High School of Science & Technology in Springfield, helping facilitate a high school class introducing students to larger concepts of media and communication studies. Undergraduates and high school students work in teams, developing lectures and designing classes, which the teams then co-present to the high school students’ classmates.

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Diversity in Management Education Services

DiMES (Diversity in Management Education Services) was established in 1988 and aims to promote diversity within the Isenberg School community. The diversity program allows students to gain an edge by presenting a true image of today’s business profession and it works in collaboration with a variety of programs in Springfield as well as nationwide. Various resources are available to all students through DiMES. The Isenberg School works with the undergraduate office to offer academic advising and tutoring services to Isenberg School students.

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Engage in STEM

Engage in STEM or E-STEM is an afterschool mentoring program that pairs college students majoring in STEM subjects with middle and high school students engaged in independent research projects. The Massachusetts Academy of Sciences runs E-STEM and provides the recruitment and training of the college mentors, provides transportation to the target schools and pairs mentors with their mentees.

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Eureka!

Eureka! is a month-long summer day camp, in partnership with Girls, Inc. of Holyoke, to encourage 8th grade girls to pursue post-secondary education and career paths in mathematical, scientific and technical fields. Eureka! is particularly notable because girls join the program for 5 years, from 8th through 12th grade. This program is committed to finding a solution to the leak in the leakage in the STEM pipeline.

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Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

The Extension 4-H Youth Development Program works with a network of several thousand adult volunteers to provide active learning opportunities to tens of thousands of Massachusetts youth ages 5-18. These opportunities are provided through 4-H clubs and other forms in varied topics including Animal Science, Communications, Community Service, Science/Engineering /Technology (SET) and Leadership. It is a program of UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

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