Mount Holyoke College students receiving federal work-study (FWS) as part of their financial aid package may be eligible for academic-year employment off-campus. Students interested in off-campus work-study, and employers interested in hosting such students should read below for additional information about eligibility, opportunities, and procedures for applying/recruiting.
The Community-Based Learning Program places students eligible for federal work-study in paid employment with:
- tutoring programs and schools partnering with the CBL Program, located in South Hadley and Holyoke through the America Reads/America Counts program, and
- not-for-profit and public service organizations and programs who are prepared to cost-share 15% of students’ hourly wages through the Community-Based Work Study (CBWS) program.
All employers are responsible for local training and supervision of work-study students, and for collaborating with the CBL Program to ensure placements yield mutual benefits to organizations/programs and students.
Mount Holyoke College students are eligible for an off-campus work-study placement if:
- you are a US citizen and receive federal work-study as a component of your financial aid package – please check with Student Financial Services if you are unsure; and
- you have completed one semester of on-campus employment as a pre-requisite to off-campus work.
America Reads/America Counts: The CBL Program works with selected schools and after-school programs in South Hadley and Holyoke for tutoring placements. Please contact the CBL office at 413-538-2491 for more information.
Community-Based Work Study (CBWS): The CBWS Program works with site partners:
- who can demonstrate commitment to, and success in, hosting, supervising, and employing college student employees for learning and professional development opportunities,
- with whom CBL staff can build and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships, and
- for whom Mount Holyoke College can ensure consistent and reliable transportation.
Please contact Director of Community Engagement, Dr. Alan Bloomgarden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-538-3072 for more information.
The CBL Program, in partnership with Fleet Services and the Five College Community-Based Learning Committee, provides several transportation options to enable students to get to and from partner sites. See the CBL Transportation Policies for more information.