C.A.U.S.E. Projects & Special Initiatives

What is your CAUSe?


Interested in volunteering in the local community?

C.A.U.S.E. / Creating Awareness and Unity for Social Equality is Mt. Holyoke's umbrella community service organization and the volunteer "arm" of the CBL Program. Through partnerships with community organizations, awareness raising events and volunteer projects, CAUSE connects the Mt. Holyoke student body with community service opportunities throughout the Pioneer Valley, including Holyoke, Springfield and South Hadley. Check out our Face Book page HERE

If you are interested in finding a volunteer project to help with, or looking to start one of your own, feel free to contact; Angelica Castro, Associate Director of Community Engagement and C.A.U.S.E. advisor via email at accastro@mtholyoke.edu  -  or  - to schedule a time to meet, follow this link: http://meetme.so/AngelicaCastro



Mount Holyoke students are encouraged to work with the Community Based Learning program to advance special project initiatives, develop public partnership events, and pursue advanced learning or service projects based on the partnership work they launch with area community organizations.

Examples of such work might include;

  • Hosting social justice oriented workshops
  • Hosting an issue-oriented event
  • Advanced study of a community-based research project
  • Attending a training or conference relevant to your project or organization's mission
  • Designing a community engagement or social justice independent study project

Such projects may seek advice, financial support, or academic supervision or co-supervision from Alan Bloomgarden, CBL Program Director. Please contact Alan at abloomga@mtholyoke.edu with a brief summary of your project, any relevant materials (websites, flyers, brochure, and conference info). If your request includes financial support you must also send a budget/expense outline.