Build community, create change.
The Community Scholars Program (CSP) is a two-year academic civic engagement and leadership program that works in collaboration with community organizations to advocate for a more just world. Working with service and advocacy groups throughout western Massachusetts, CSP students develop meaningful social change projects in response to critical challenges and explore possibilities for equitable civic and democratic engagement.
Demonstrate the ability to translate thought into action through meaningful social change projects that engage policy, legislation, political mobilization, grassroots organizing, action research, and/or advocacy
Learn from and collaborate with community members, facilitate reciprocal access to and from community and university resources, and collectively build capacity for change
- Build a classroom learning community in which enhanced critical-thinking skills are developed to better engage systems of power, privilege, and oppression