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About the Center

Contact

Jandon Center

Wright Hall, Lower Level
5 Chapin Drive
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

jcce@smith.edu

Phone: 413-585-3060
Fax: 413-585-3068

Our Approach

We work with community partners to critically engage with theories, data and experiences to improve interdependent aspects of community health.

We initiate, encourage, support, test and reflect on collaborative strategies and projects.

Exterior photo of Wright Hall, Smith College

Named in memory of Jane Grossman Cecil '50, the Jandon Center fosters opportunities for Smith students to engage actively with the community and practice responsible citizenship. Along with her husband and lifelong partner, Don, Jane was a leading philanthropist, co-founder of the Jandon Foundation (Jane + Don = Jandon), tireless advocate for education and champion of programs for meaningful change.


Our Staff

Denys Candy

Director of the Jandon Center
413-585-3422

Philip Peake

Faculty Co-Director of the
Jandon Center
413-585-3253 or 413-585-3914

Elvis Méndez

Assistant Director of the Jandon Center
413-585-3253

D. Tiertza-Leah Schwartz

Community Services Director
413-585-2758

Arianna Alexsandra Collins

Program Coordinator for the
Community Service Office
413-585-2793

Anne Gilbert

Administrative Coordinator for
the Jandon Center
413-585-3060

Thomas Gralinski

STEM Outreach Coordinator
413-585-3932

Erin DeCou

Co-Coordinator Urban Education
413-585-3041

Jo Glading-DiLorenzo

Co-Coordinator Urban Education
413-585-3041

Jeannette Viens

Americorps Vista
Kensington School
vista@smith.edu
413-585-3186

Hunter King

Americorps Vista
McMahon School
413-585-3061

Kavita Bhandari

Facilitator for Special Projects
413-585-3543


Jandon Center Advisory Committee

Denys Candy

Director of the Jandon Center

Philip Peake

Faculty Co-Director of the Jandon Center
Professor of Psychology

Elisabeth Armstrong

Professor of the Study of Women & Gender

Ginetta Candelario

Professor of Sociology and of Latin American & Latino/a Studies

Joanne Corbin

Professor and Co-Director of the Ph.D. Program, Smith College School for Social Work

Velma García

Professor of Government

Thomas Gralinski

STEM Outreach Coordinator

Susannah Howe

Design Clinic Director, Senior Lecturer of Engineering

Sam Intrator

Professor of Education & Child Study
Faculty Director of the Smith College Campus School

Ellen Kaplan

Professor of Theatre

Lucy Mule

Associate Professor of Education & Child Study

Marsha Kline Pruett

Maconda Brown O'Connor Professor,
Smith College School for Social Work

Tiertza-Leah Schwartz

Community Service Director

Byron Zamboanga

Professor of Psychology