‘Together HCC’ Raises $192,000 for Scholarships, Student Aid

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Holyoke Community College led a historic day of giving last month, raising more than $192,000 for student support programs during its one-day “Together HCC: Drive to Change Lives” campaign.  Organizers had set a goal of 300 donors for the 24-hour, April 26, fund drive. The final tally was 418,…

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Free Line-cook Training Course Starts June 6 at HCC

This summer, Holyoke Community College will be running a free, one-month, intensive line-cook training course at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute.  The course runs Monday through Friday, June 6 to July 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.    The HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute is located at 164 Race St. in downtown Holyoke.   The…

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HCC to Mark 75th Anniversary with May 5 Celebration

Holyoke Community College will mark its 75th anniversary on Thursday with events that celebrate its past, present, and future as the Commonwealth’s oldest community college.   Festivities begin as early as 9 a.m. with special programming from the college radio station, continue throughout the day with student presentations, program tours, exhibitions, open houses, demonstrations, alumni panels, food,…

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Springfield WORKS awarded $400K for at-risk youth programs

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) has awarded $400,000 Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant to Springfield WORKS. The funding will help programs that identify and support at-risk children and youth in Springfield, and provide needed social services as well as career and technical education, and substance abuse recovery and prevention services.…

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MCLA to Present Virtual Info Session on Continuing Education and Graduate Programs May 3

MCLA’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will stage a virtual information session at 5 p.m. on May 3 for community members interested in the college’s Master of Education (MEd) and teacher licensure programs, master of Business Administration (MBA), graduate certificate in Business Administration, master of Education program, Leadership Academy, and bachelor’s degree completion programs. Read the source…

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Western Mass Core providing a pathway to higher education

Two Holyoke Community College professors have started a program called Western Mass Core, which provides educational opportunities for incarcerated individuals. “We facilitate a pathway both from jail – from incarceration – to campus, or we work with students who have had experience with incarceration while they are students at HCC,” said Nicole Hendricks, HCC Professor,…

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STCC Connects with Hispanic American Institute to Offer Courses for Entrepreneurs

The Hispanic American Institute, in partnership with Springfield Technical Community College, will offer two free courses to support Latino and minority entrepreneurs in Springfield by providing education and tools which will help them achieve economic prosperity.  The two courses are “English for Entrepreneurs,” starting today and “Basic Computer Skills Classes,” starting April 26.  STCC’s Workforce Development Center will…

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Lora Wondolowski Joins the Peace Development Fund as Director of Advancement and Communications

Lora Wondolowski has joined the Peace Development Fund’s (PDF) Amherst-based staff as the new director of Advancement & Communication.    Wondolowski comes to PDF with an extensive background in leadership training, environmental advocacy, fundraising, organization building, and voter education, throughout her career working for the National Audubon Society, League of Conservation Voters, the Mass. League of…

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Baystate Health Awards $1 Million in Better Together Grants

Baystate Health has awarded $1 million in Better Together Grants to five community initiatives with partner organizations as part of its Community Benefits Program.    “Baystate Health is proud to invest our Determination of Need (DoN) Community Health Initiative (CHI) funding in the communities served by our four hospitals. It is an honor to partner with these…

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