Since 1987, the Community Partnerships for Social Change program has been a campus resource for students and faculty who wish to integrate their academic interests with their social action/community-based experiences forging a link between the classroom and the community.
A primary goal of the program is to facilitate respectful reciprocal relationships between local communities and Hampshire College students, faculty, and staff.
Community Partnerships offers community-based internship opportunities, summer internship opportunities, training seminars, and a variety of resources to strengthen students' social justice organizing skills. Students are encouraged to meet with CPSC staff for advice about making community work a central component of their divisional work.
Mary Bombardier, director