smith college RECEIVES NATIONAL AWard for work of ccc
As a result of the ongoing work of the Center for Community Collaboration in community-based learning and research, community service, and outreach, in March 2012 Smith College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of commitment to service and civic engagement on the campus.
Stewards of the Reef
Each summer, Smith students in the Coral Reef Ed-Ventures program travel to San Pedro, Belize, to promote community awareness of and appreciation for coral reef ecology and preservation. Through creative teaching methods, the students work to help the next generation in Belize to become environmentally aware citizens. Read story >
Students "Learn Globally" by Teaching Women in India
In winter 2010, Dr. Leslie Jaffe, College Physician and Director of Health Services, took a group of five students to India to teach Indian and Tibetan women about a culturally sensitive topic: women's health. The visit was part of his Global Engagement Seminar taught in fall 2010, entitled Global Learning: Women's Health in India. Read story >
First-year Presentations on Memorializing Northampton State Hospital
Date: Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Place: Smith College Campus Center 205
Description: First-Year Seminar 121, "The Evolution and Transformation of the Northampton State Hospital," will report on its Fall 2012 class project. The Northampton State Hospital, adjacent to Smith College, was in operation from 1858 to 1993. Students in the class were involved in projects intended to help memorialize the history of the hospital. These projects contribute to and complement the work of the Northampton State Hospital Memorial Committee. This Northampton community group was recently awarded $75,000 by the City's Community Preservation Act committee to create a Memorial Park on the site of Village Hill. FYS 121 students will describe their projects and how they will contribute to memorializing Northampton State Hospital. All are welcome; refreshments will be provided.
Community Engagement and Social Change (CESC) Concentration
The Center for Community Collaboration (CCC) invites students to find out about the concentration in "Community Engagement and Social Change." This concentration will help you link what you are learning in the classroom to the needs and interests of communities locally and around the globe, and make a difference with your Smith education. Please inquire early!
For information: Refer to smith.edu/ccc/concentration.php.