Donors & Sponsors

Student Bridges is made possible by the support and collaboration of dozens of individuals and organizations, including:


UMass Amherst agencies:

  • Student Government Association (Student Bridges’ primary funder)
  • Office of Community Service Learning at Commonwealth College
  • Office of the Provost
  • Dining Services
  • Undergraduate Admissions Office & Visitor’s Center
  • Financial Aid Services
  • Parking Services
  • New World Theater
  • UMass Extension Office
  • The many dedicated cultural student organizations that welcome us to their events!


A range of five college programs, community organizations, schools & individuals who have supported in the past including:

  • Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE)
  • “AVANZA 2 College” based out of Holyoke Community College
  • Holyoke Community College’s Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS)
  • The Skills, Training, and Enrichment Program (STEP) & the CHOICES Program at Lynch Middle School
  • The Adult Basic Education Transition to College Program
  • Hampshire College’s Community Partnerships for Social Change
  • Amherst College Center for Community Engagement
  • El Arco Iris
  • NEARI Jump Start
  • Youth Leadership in the Arts
  • Holyoke Boys and Girls Club
  • Girls Inc.
  • New North Citizens Council
  • South End Community Center
  • Massachusetts Campus Compact
  • Jamie Cotto, AVANZA Transitions Coordinator, Holyoke Public Schools
  • SalsaRengue Restaurant, Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Paul Hyry, Principal, Lynch Middle School
  • Betty Medina Lichtenstein, Director, Enlace de Familias
  • Gladys Lebron-Martinez, CareerPoint & Holyoke School Committee Member
  • Hector L. Santos, Vice Principal, Kelly School
  • Vilay Senthep, Five College Americorps*VISTA, 2006-2007 & 2007-2008
  • Carlos McBride, Doctoral Student, UMass Amherst Language, Literacy & Culture Program
  • And many more!!