Five College Community-Based Learning (CBL)

Spring Holyoke Bound 2015

Date: February 21, 2015

Peck Full Service Community School
1916 Northampton Street, Holyoke MA 01040

Theme: Education and Literacy

Registration Links:

Community Partners register here:

Faculty Registration here:

Student Registration here:

 Schedule of the day:

Bus Pick Up begins promptly at Haigis Mall, University of Massachusetss Amherst

UMass Amherst                    8:20am (Haigis)

Amherst College                   8:30am (Main Bus Stop near Route 9)

Hampshire College               8:40am (Main Bus Stop Library Circle)

Mt. Holyoke College             9:00am (Blanchard Circle Bus Stop)

Registration & Breakfast             9:30am-10:00am

Welcome                                       10:00am-10:20am                 

Industrial, Political and Social History of Holyoke 10:20am-11:30am

Mari Castaneda. Professor of Communications, UMass Amherst

Maria Cartagena- Center for Community Engagement, Amherst College

Education in Holyoke                   11:30am-12:45pm

Paul Hyry-Dermith- Assistant Superintendent, Holyoke Public Schools


  • Lunch & Networking                      12:50pm-1:30pm
  • Workshops                                      1:30pm-3:00pm       

Asset Focused Community Engagement

Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

Language, Literacy & Culture in Urban Communities

Community Engaged Arts

Super Tutor/Mentor

Workshop descriptions will be in registration packets

Break Out Groups 3:00pm-3:20pm

 Entertainment                                   3:30- 4:00pm

Performance of traditional Afro-Caribbean Dance:  Bomba and Plena

Maestro Cepeda and Brendaliz Cepeda

 Depart on Bus                                   4pm


View Pictures from Past Events

Spring 2014 Holyoke Bound

Holyoke Bound held on 22nd February at the Peck Full Service Community School.It featured a performance by the Coquies, a youth community dedicated to preserving traditional Bomba and Plena dance. View Picture Gallery.