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The BOLTWOOD Project is a course that supports a student-run civic engagement and leadership program designed to provide enrichment, recreation, and socialization for adults and children of diverse intellectual or physical ability. Under the guidance and supervision of student leaders, students enrolled in this course participate in small groups that organize weekly enrichment activities at multiple sites throughout the region. Through participation in seminars and weekly sessions at a variety of service provider sites, students build friendships across differences of ability, and develop strategies to oppose ableism through a deepened understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and complex lives of people with disabilities.
This course engages students in the practice of community engagement, including consideration of what constitutes appropriate and effective community service, and how to learn deeply from this experience. Each time it is offered, it is organized around a topic of public concern that draws on a variety of perspectives, and it places students with community organizations in service that relates directly to the course topic. Students therefore integrate academic learning with experiential learning. In preparing for community service, students will explore the course topic, and also explore what it may mean for them in their service to cross boundaries of race, ethnicity, class, or other strands of social identity. (Gen.Ed. SB, DU)
Mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters is a service-learning course where you will learn about relevant issues of youth development and gain effective skills as a youth mentor - which you use as a "big" to a "little" through the Hampshire County Big Brothers Big Sisters organization or within a local afterschool program.
This course prepares students for the practice of community engagement and community-based learning, and is the first course students take for the Community Scholars Program (CSP), or as a foundation course for the Civic Engagement and Public Service Certificate. Students explore what constitutes appropriate, effective and reciprocal work with a community partner, and how best to integrate this experiential learning with academic learning. 
This two-semester Honors Thesis Seminar is designed for seniors in the Commonwealth Honors College with recent experience in service-learning and/or community engagement who wish to deepen their praxis - the combination of theory and practice - within their chosen area of community work. Throughout the Fall semester, students work both in the classroom and with a self-selected community partner and develop a collaborative civic/community engagement project. The civic/community engagement project will address a real-world issue or problem associated with the work of the selected community organization, group, or constituency. Guided by their community partner, students will complete a project that addresses an issue of justice, equity, or social support for a particular constituency. Through the auspices of the class and under the direction of the community partner advisor, students will define and address the issue or problem, as well as communicate its significance to a public audience.
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