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National Mentoring Month

The end of January is approaching which means we’re also coming to the end of National Mentoring Month! National Mentoring Month, NMM for short, was created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR in 2002. This month aims to focus national attention on the need for mentors, highlighting how we all […]

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MLK Day of Service

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul […]

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Community Engagement Program Profile: Language in Motion

Language in Motion (LiM) is an educational collaboration that connects Middlebury’s international, study abroad, and upper level language students with local high school and middle school teachers, students, and classrooms.  “Spending time out of the United States and learning foreign languages have been instrumental in shaping my worldview and my academic path at Middlebury. Participating in the Language […]

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Student Org Profile: Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring


Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM) is a student organization at Middlebury College with the goal of creating community and connecting people through food and food education. Our student-run group organizes volunteering events and classes with the purpose of teaching people how to cook healthy food for themselves on a budget and to acquire the independence and […]

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Work with Midd Non-Profit: Up-Cycle!

Up-Cycle is an up and coming, Middlebury-based non-profit and second-hand store for teens and young adults. It aims to offer fashionable and affordable clothing to a diverse group of teens and young adults as well as foster recycling awareness through clothes swapping and local resale. An info session will be held today, Monday 11/16 @ 8pm […]

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Learn about Joshua Allen’s workshop, “Organizing at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter & Gender Justice”

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On November 19th, Joshua Allen presented their workshop entitled “Organizing at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter & Gender Justice” in the Warner Hemicycle. This workshop was sponsored in part by a Community Engagement Mini-Grant. The workshop was also attended by a number of community partners, including the Department of Residence Life at UVM, a […]

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Student Org Profile: Community Friends


Community Friends is a one on one mentoring program between Middlebury College students and children in Addison County ages 5-12. Matches meet for two hours each week, and by providing this mentoring opportunity, the group hopes to foster relationships between the college and the local community.  This is my fourth year meeting with my mentee, […]

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Apply today: SCB Coordinators!

Interested in being a Community Engagement Student Staff Member?  Apply to be an SCB Coordinator! Do you plan on working for non-profits over the summer or after college? Do you have the skills to watch the bigger picture as well as track important details? The Service Cluster Board is the student-run advisory umbrella for the nearly […]

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Student Org Profile: The Charter House

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Charter House Coalition was founded in 2005 in response to critical food and housing needs in Addison County. Its programs have expanded quickly since then. We now have a volunteer base of over 750 community members contributing 23,000 hours of service every year. My time at the Charter House has been one of the highlights of my Middlebury […]

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Sign Up for P&P Information!

    Interested in real-world applications of academic poverty studies and inequalities in our society? Do you want to learn more about the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster and the Shepherd Internship Program? Receive updates regarding related internship opportunities, events, and more! Click here to sign up!  

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