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The Spring Blood Drive will take place in the Campus Center Carroll Room on Tuesday, February 23rd (11:00am-5:00pm) and Wednesday, February 24th (1:00pm-7:00pm). Signing up to donate is easy: simply select a time on this Doodle Poll.


Come share the love this month of Valentines!

If you're not able to donate, that's OKAY. Come be part of the drive as a volunteer by signing up here.


Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

Thanking all the students involved in community service projects during the 2012-13 year. A great turnout!

Sibyl Brown, CSO Board Chairwoman thanking all the volunteers for their great dedication to service.

Jennifer Walters, Acting Director for the Center for Community Collaborations and the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life thanking Smith Students for the work they are doing in the community.

Maria DeAngelis, Springfield Schools Volunteer Director talking of the importance of the Smith students in the lives of the children they tutor/mentor.

Victoria Silva from the Big Brother, Big Sister program thanking Smith "Big's" for the difference they make in the lives of their "Little's" and the hope for more "Bigs" next year!

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CSO Board Meetings

The CSO Board meets every Wednesday beginning in September in the CCC, Wright Hall 013 at 4:15 p.m. for its weekly one-hour board meeting.

House Rep Meetings

The House Reps meet Thursdays at 5:00-5:30 p.m., in the CCC.

An Alumnae perspective...

Dana Stuehling

Outreach Coordinator

Dana Stuehling is a 2011 graduate of Smith College in Northampton, MA where she studied Sociology focusing on race, gender and sexuality. During her tenure at Smith, she worked with Students for Social Justice and Institutional Change and
co-chaired the working group, Queers and Allies; both groups focused on working for LGBT rights within the college community and at a national level.

Volunteering locally, Dana worked with Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) at several high schools and focused on empoweringLGBT youth and collaborating with them to improve their learning environments; and at Safe Passage, a domestic violence shelter in Northampton. After working in both the shelter and office, she has become invested in anti-violence and anti-sexism work. She served on the Board of the Community Service Office at Smith, where she collaborated with many local agencies and planned and participated in a wide variety of projects and fundraisers -- including a barn raising! Since 2007, Dana has also worked with cultural bridges to justice, a national consortium of anti-oppression trainers.

Through these connections she witnessed the impact that volunteering has on a community and strengthened her passion for social justice work. Personally, she has been examining her own biracial identity and recognizing the value and challenge of living in a culture that sees race as solely “black” and “white.” Dana is passionate about empowering youth and students in the fight for equality and she is thrilled to be serving as Outreach Coordinator.

Olivia Cifrino '12 receipient of the Dr. Peter W. Hess College Volunteer of the Year Award

Olivia Cifrino '12 was awarded the first Dr. Peter W. Hess College Volunteer of the Year Award given by the Springfield School Volunteers' office. Olivia has worked with the White Street School (January-May 2010) and the Kensington School (September-May 2012) in the Refugee Tutor/Mentor Program.