Springfield College continues to be dedicated to the growth and development of the city of Springfield. Below are five examples of how the College is contributing to the rise of the city.
1. Students are making a measurable difference in the lives of Springfield youth.
AmeriCorps literacy tutors from the Springfield College Massachusetts Reading Corps provided service to more than 340 Springfield students in 2013-14, with 83 percent of four- and five-year-olds demonstrating improvement in three of the five early literacy skills predictive of future reading success.
2. Springfield College is helping to ensure Springfield Public Schools teachers have all of the tools they need.
The Springfield College S-Cubed program helps increase the pool of effective teachers in the hard-to-staff subject and specialty areas of mathematics and moderate disabilities (special education) by working with Springfield Public Schools teachers to complete the state licensure program.
3. The College is continuously working to help revitalize the city in numerous ways.
Springfield College’s collaboration with Springfield on the construction of the new Elias Brookings Elementary School, a cornerstone of the Hickory Street revitalization plan.
4. The College is spreading art and knowledge to the community. For free.
The Springfield College Arts and Sciences Humanics Speaker Series was created in 2014, bringing national speakers and celebrities to the city such as paleoanthropologist and environmentalist Richard Leakey, nutrition expert Gary Taubes, and women’s basketball legend Rebecca Lobo and Sports Illustrated senior writer Steve Rushin.
5. The CWER is making a difference for youth in the city and in the world.
The Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research (CWER) becomes a preeminent source for best practices in nutrition and physical activity programming for youth.