Community Partners

Community Partners

The work of civic engagement and service-learning is shared with our community partners. In a good partnership, a reasonable balance of the needs and goals of each partner are met through the relationship they build with each other, and each has a voice in defining what they bring to the relationship and what they seek to take from it.

UMass faculty, staff, and students seek opportunities to learn in--and from--the community; community-based organizations seek to leverage the intellectual and human resources of the university in pursuit of their missions. A good partnership supports both goals.

The list of community organizations below is always evolving. Check back for updates and new partners.


Educating a diverse population of approximately 3000 students, including native speakers of more than 38 languages.

Location: 

Amherst

Supporting residents in need with essential services

Location: 

Amherst

Our vision is for all children to have opportunities to succeed.

Location: 

Amherst

Location: 

Various

One of the nation’s oldest and premiere youth organizations.

Location: 

Holyoke

Created by the community, for the community to provide the highest level of health care to the underserved and to those challenged by income, language, and cultural barriers.

Location: 

Springfield

Providing services to adult immigrants, refugees and migrants in the Pioneer Valley

Location: 

Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, Turners Falls

A pathway for every student.

Location: 

Holyoke

Mentoring and tutoring students in Holyoke

Location: 

Holyoke

Offering classes for frontline workers at UMass Amherst

Location: 

Amherst

Providing elementary school children with afterschool care

Location: 

Amherst

Organizing and training college students to solve some of the world's most pressing issues.

Location: 

Amherst

A community meal program in Amherst

Location: 

Amherst

PVPC is the primary agency responsible for increasing communication, cooperation, and coordination among all levels of government as well as the private business and civic sectors in order to benefit the Pioneer Valley region and to improve its residents' quality of life.

Location: 

Springfield

PHI provides skills, expertise and experience to create successful public health campaigns and sustainable system changes to improve health and well-being in Western Massachusetts.

Location: 

Springfield

Dedicated to creating a world free of domestic violence and relationship abuse.

Location: 

Northampton

Providing free basic education and high school equivalency classes to adults

Location: 

Various

A year-round educational program serving high school students from Springfield's High School of Commerce.

Location: 

Springfield

Providing academic support and enrichment for middle schoolers

Location: 

Amherst

After-school, weekend, and vacation enrichment programs for children of all ages and abilities, particularly those with special needs.

Location: 

Hadley