Blog

We’ve made the move from a quarterly newsletter to a blog.  We hope you will enjoy these brief, more frequent updates on the world of community engagement at Bates. To access newsletters from previous years, click here.

Laying the Groundwork for a Community Food Center for Lewiston-Auburn

A few short weeks ago, the Lewiston/Auburn area Local Foods Local Places...

By Kristen Cloutier on November 16, 2020

Our Civic Duty

Bates Votes is a nonpartisan, campus-wide, student-led voter education and mobilization effort....

By Kristen Cloutier on October 23, 2020

Adopt-A-Tenant

Blake Street Towers is a Lewiston Housing Authority community located in downtown...

By Kristen Cloutier on October 16, 2020

Chatter and Deep Connection: Reflections on Virtual Art Programming

Art programming provides an environment for young Lewiston students to express themselves...

By Kristen Cloutier on October 9, 2020

Bobcats Share in Community Responsibility

For many years, Bates College has prided itself on its community engagement...

By Kristen Cloutier on October 2, 2020

BatesConnect: Linking Bates-created Resources with Local Educators

In the midst of all the COVID educational transitions of the past...

By Kristen Cloutier on September 25, 2020

Bonner Leaders Adapt

In a typical year, Bonner Leader students like me return to campus...

By Kristen Cloutier on September 18, 2020

Building and Strengthening Communities Through Access to Healthful Food

Food has always been a deeply meaningful and important part of my...

By Kristen Cloutier on September 4, 2020

“This Experience A Gift”

Hannah McKenzie ’21Stevenson, MD “I knew I wanted to spend my summer...

By Kristen Cloutier on August 21, 2020

Harnessing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

As a Bates student, Allen Kendunga ’18 was deeply involved in the...

By Kristen Cloutier on August 14, 2020