NORTH ADAMS -- In recognition of its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
MCLA President Mary K. Grant said the College is pleased to be recognized by CNCS for the good work that MCLA students, faculty and staff are engaged in throughout the Berkshires, and beyond.
"MCLA has a long history of volunteerism, civic engagement and service-learning, which strengthens our community," Grant said. "This work prepares our students to be active leaders, who will make a difference in their communities once they graduate and begin lives of responsible citizenship through meaningful service."
MCLA’s program of community service includes its annual Community Day of Service, which started in 1992. Throughout the year, students are involved in numerous other efforts, such as volunteer work at the Louison House in Adams and with the Friendship Center, a food distribution pantry in North Adams. Each year, a group of students embark on an Alternate Spring Break through MCLA’s Center for Service and Citizenship.
Last year, students found themselves first responders to a tornado in the mountains of Appalachia and participated in front-line tornado relief work.
For more information about MCLA’s community service efforts, vist mcla.edu.