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MCLA in the Community

Four WaysTo look at food systems

A $4,500 Campus for Environmental Stewardship grant is supported the work of four MCLA classes studying food systems, as well as a local nonprofit.

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Sally ShaughnessySally Shaughnessy

From field days for North Adams children to cystic fibrosis runs and park cleanups, we did a lot of good through the sorority and the Inter-Greek Council that stuck with me.

Sally Shaughnessy '02
Project Management Lead at Aten Design Group

The unique New England charm, inspiring mountains, and up-and-coming artistic energy lured me to North Adams. Now, I am able to travel to new parts of the world and transform rare moments into beautiful artwork.

Ben Mancino ‘14
Mancino's photographs in “Welcome to the Berkshires” won second place in the “Nature – Book” category of the 2018 International Photography Awards.
Ben MancinoBen Mancino

Service and Leadership

Service is in MCLA's DNA. Leadership, on and off campus, provides the competencies for effective participation in civic and democratic life. These guide us to become responsible local and global citizen. Our Stories are impressions we leave behind that others may follow.

Educators & Entrepreneurs, Skilled in Art and Science

Growing from our history in the arts, sciences and professional programs, we participate and are lead partners in many regional endeavors. Learn more about our community initiatives.

MCLA provides preK-16 teachers and students with training and curriculum resources to motivate and inspire more Berkshire County students to enter the STEM fields.

BERC goals are to strengthen the educational experience in environmental areas and sustainability, both for students at MCLA, and for the community that benefits from BERC programming.

North Adams' MASS MoCA seen through MCLA students' eyes

Student produced video by Mussaoud Kerris ’18 and Jessica Lovellete ’18