MCLA Launches New Student Support Services

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts will launch TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) that aims to empower first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities to explore and engage with their educational, professional, and personal goals.
 
SSS offers comprehensive academic and personal support designed to assist with retention, academic success, and persistence to graduate.
 
Student Support Services (RISE) is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists scholars in meeting college requirements, and serves to motivate scholars towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. 
 

Services Offered

Academic Support: 
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Degree Program Planning
  • Graduate School Counseling
  • Personal Support
 
Enrichment & Personal Development
  • Career Guidance
  • College Success Workshops
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Leadership Conferences
  • External Opportunities
 
Educational & Personal Resources
  • Computer & Printing Access
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Search Assistance
 

Program Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at MCLA; be a U.S. citizen or National of the United States or meet the requirements for federal student financial assistance; and have at least one of the following:
 
You are a first-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian had a bachelor's degree as of your 18th birthday);
You are income eligible according to federal guidelines;
You have a documented disability.
 
RISE enrollment is limited. All services are provided at no cost to scholars. 
 
Click here to apply.
 

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North Adams Vaccine Clinic Passes 16,000 Doses Given

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
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Board of Health Chairman John Meaney, who as general manager of Northern Berkshire EMS has been part of the group operating the clinic, said it wasn't clear how many North Adams residents that included. 
 
As of last week, more than 5,000 residents in North Adams and Clarksburg had received at least one dose. The state tracks inoculations by ZIP code, which the city and town share, and may also include the town of Florida. The Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative is open to any Massachusetts residents and those who work or attend school here but reside in other states.
 
The clinic has been able to administer double the number of doses when it first opened, with more than 1,500 per clinic last week. But the number is dependent on the doses the collaborative gets from the state.
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