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After a hiatus of a few years, we are re-launching our CESL annual reports. We have redesigned the report to offer short summaries of our...

Curious about what current CSP students have to say about their experience learning about social change and visioning a new and more...

The 2022 - 2027 CESL Strategic Plan is comprised of ten goals, organized around four themes: Build Capacity; ...

My Fall semester typically starts with the annual CESL Faculty Fellows retreat and tabling at UFest, the celebratory resource fair for...

Professor Emeritus Merle G. Willmann, 86, founder and original faculty director of The Boltwood Project, died at home in South...

Last fall, we were able to build a robust virtual IMPACT community, as we got to know one another through our postage stamp (Zoom)...

This fall volunteer leaders of the new community nonprofit Amherst Neighbors collaborated with Civic Engagement and Service-Learning on a...

“My perception of my role in society has changed since starting this class. I entered the semester feeling a little helpless and...

Welcome to Majors Week and Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) at UMass! 

CESL offers courses and...

The first half of 2020 made visible long-standing racial inequities and the ways in which white supremacy has shaped violence towards...

UMass Amherst Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL) is conducting two Zoom workshops to assist faculty who are planning to teach...

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a...

 

The UMass Amherst Civic Engagement and Service-Learning 2020 year-end Honor Book is now available...

Three outstanding students have been selected to lead The Boltwood Project in AY 20/21.  Boltwood is a student-run civic engagement and...

Congratulations to Raj Gandhi for having his article "Knitting Service-Learning and Professional Training: Advocating for Dental Care for...

Click here to read the April...

Now more than ever, students might be seeking an opportunity to work on issues of social change. Mounting and intersecting crises are ...

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