The Community Journalism Project is local collaborative storytelling from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Springfield's High School of Commerce


Professor Nicholas McBride has spent ten years bringing undergraduates to mentor students at the High School of Commerce.


We need some help to continue, so we ask former classmates and those who support the work to donate to this fund in order to raise money for a van for upcoming semesters.&a

The Community Journalism Project

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
22 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 14, at 10:00 AM EST
Project Owners

Almost there!

January 28, 2020

Dear alumni,


We are almost to our goal. Please help push us over the top. Learn more about us over at


"Community Journalism at UMass Amherst was one of the best classes I took during my undergrad education. We traveled to Springfield, Mass. each week, and the youth I worked with taught me a lot about what it means to write and report on black and brown communities. I earned so much more than a few credits from taking this class. I met amazing students like Fynta T Sidime​ with the understanding that I wasn't part of some save the natives project. I was part of this program for two years, and I am a better journalist for it. The thought that this program would be discontinued is heartbreaking. It's such a valuable opportunity for aspiring journalists to give back to the western mass community. See the link below for how you can help this amazing program continue," said Nia Decaille, audience producer at The Washington Post. 
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Community Advocate

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Community Activist

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Community Journalist

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