Community Engagement

  • Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women meeting. (March 2016)                                                                    
  • Rites of Passage and Empowerment Program's fall retreat in Hancock. The two-day retreat provided an overview of fall activities, a mix of workshops and events designed to foster empowerment among the young women. It also provided an opportunity for them to form bonds with each other.
  • At the Berkshire Trendsetters Awards celebration.
  • At the annual meeting for the Board of Trustees at the Norman Rockwell Museum in September with Ms. Barbara Henry, the first-grade teacher of Ruby Bridges. As a child, Ms. Bridges was instrumental in the desegration of schools in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Problem We All Live With," is a depiction of a young Ruby, flanked by marshals, on her way to school.
  • Finalists Roberta McCulloch-Dews and Ty Allan Jackson at the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards on Sept. 10, 2015.
  • Celebrate the Berkshires, an awards ceremony sponsored by 1Berkshires, was held Thursday, Sept. 10. Roberta McCulloch-Dews was selected as a finalist for the Berkshire Trendsetter Award - Changemaker under 40. Fellow finalists included Senator Benjamin Downing (winner), Jesse Cook-Dubin, and Adam Hinds.
  • Rites of Passage Closing Ceremony at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield (August 2015)
  • Project eLEVate scholars at Jacob's Pillow (July 2015).
  • The 2015 Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival kicked off on Friday, June 19th with the start of the festival's program, Project eLEVate. The program is designed to enrich and engage youth through a series of workshops and activities throughout the summer. For more information, visit www.liftevryvoice.org
  • As part of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's fourth annual Women's Advocacy Day, Commissioners met with their local officials to advocate for policy supporting women. Pictured left to right, Commissioner Susan Olshuff and Rep. Gail Cariddi.
  • Discussing the lineup and promotion for 2015 Lift Evry Voice Festival beginning June 14. 
  • Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's Fourth Annual Advocacy Day at the Statehouse. Pictured here with fellow Berkshire County Commissioner Susan Olshuff (May 2015).
  • Presenting remarks on behalf of the Berkshire County Commission for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's Fourth Annual Advocacy Day in Boston (May 2015).
  • Rites of Passage Empowerment Program career planning workshop with young women.
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination's 2015 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference. Pictured left, MCAD Commissioner Jamie Williamson. (May 2015)
  • Unveiling of the new Berkshire Mosaic book, a Multicultural BRIDGE living history project, at the book expo, part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Also pictured: Nicole Davies (center) and Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant, right (March 2015).
  • Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women writing workshop at The Mount, part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers (March 2015).
  • Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women legislative breakfast (February 2015).
  • Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women Swearing-in ceremony at City Hall in Pittsfield (January 2015).
  • MCLA’s Our Time to Shine”: Dress for Success Day! workshop featuring – Dr. Karen M. Cardozo, Roberta T. McCulloch-Dews, Dr. Christopher Himes, and Manat Wooten.  The workshop’s purpose is to help prepare for life after college now by providing tips on professional image, mock interviews, resume building, prep for graduate school, and more. (February 2014).
  • Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, On the BRIDGE panel discussion featuring Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Elizabeth Blackshine, Margot Welch, Siobhan Connally, Nicole Davies (pictured near left), and Katherine Abbott (March 2014).