CAPA News

Image of Luce Foundation logo $25,000 Awarded for Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship in Public Action

Bennington College has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to launch the Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship in Public Action for students studying at the College’s Center for the Advancement for Public Action (CAPA).

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation logo $20,000 Awarded to Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity in Bennington County

 Bennington College has awarded a total of $20,000 in grants to local organizations to implement and support seven community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.  

Image of Mellon Foundation logo Announcing the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship

This winter, through the Food Insecurity & Population Health Fellowship, Bennington College will offer seven students fully-paid remote internships with organizations in the Bennington community focused on various dimensions of population health, with a special focus on food insecurity.

Image of hands surrounding table Woolard Publishes Monograph on Art, Engagement, Economy

Onomatopee Press has published Art, Engagement, Economy: The Working Practice of Caroline Woolard, a monograph about the work of Caroline Woolard MFA '20, which arose from her MFA in Public Action.

Image of Everyone Eats logo CAPA Joins Vermont Everyone Eats Hunger-Fighting Initiative

Bennington College's Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) has joined a local collaboration, funded by a $50k Vermont Everyone Eats grant, that will support local restaurants and provide nutritious meals to Vermonters.

Image of Michael Dukakis Governor Dukakis Discusses Election 2020

On October 22, CAPA hosted a webinar conversation about the 2020 Presidential Election with former Governor Michael Dukakis. 

Image of Andreea Coscai Her Time: Empowering Romanian Girls to Lead

From her high school experience at United World College Changshu China to her current studies at Bennington College, a global academic perspective has informed the way Andreea Coscai ’22 now reflects on growing up in Bucharest, Romania.

Image of storage crops Getting the Most Out of Storage Crops

On October 12, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Storage Crops, featuring a panel of experts who shared how to store vegetables through the winter and answered gardening questions.

Image of Bennington College campus Bennington Students and Faculty Spotlighted in EuropeNow Journal

EuropeNow Journal's October 2020 issue highlights the work that Bennington College students and faculty have done in partnership with the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

Image of picked apples Gleaning Apples, Donating Produce

Throughout this summer and fall, the Bennington College community has come together to donate produce from local gardens and glean apples from trees on the College’s property in order to benefit Bennington food pantries.