CAPA News

Students at COP28 UN Climate Conference in Dubai Bennington Goes to COP28

Bennington College was on the ground in Dubai as the 28th round of UN sponsored climate negotiations got underway.

Image of Bennington Community market Bennington Community Market Now Open: A Hard-Won Victory for Health and Community

Bennington-area citizens have worked for years to make local produce available year-round in their downtown. Their success signals a renaissance fueled by the community supported enterprise concept.

Image of Peter Welch speaking Local Concerns Took Center Stage at U.S. Senator Peter Welch’s Town Hall Meeting

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) Symposium was filled to capacity with Bennington-area residents eager to ask questions about how the federal government can make an impact on the local issues that matter most to them.

Image of CAPA courtyard U.S. Senator Peter Welch to Hold Town Hall Meeting at Bennington College

Peter Welch, one of two United States senators representing the state of Vermont in Washington, D.C., will hold a public Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 4 at Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA). The event aims to build consensus and trust among people with different political perspectives.

Image of conference convening State and Local Leaders Convene at CAPA on Public Safety

Bennington County’s leadership and collaboration efforts were highlighted during a first-of-its-kind public safety summit held at Bennington College. 

Image of Susan Sgorbati Solving the Impossible

Through a thought-provoking Q & A, Susan Sgorbati, the Director of Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), reveals a refreshing philosophy and original means of working toward a better world. Interview by Chief Writer Ashley Jowett.

Image of CAPA CAPA’s Susan Sgorbati to Present at the United Nations

The director of Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Susan Sgorbati, will join Asim Zia, PhD, Director, the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, Professor of Public Policy & Computer Science, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics & Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont, and Oluowo Freeman of the African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development Initiative (ACCARD) and others to present an event at the 2023 United Nations (UN) Water Conference.

Image of group eating Food and Connection: The Slow Cooked Movement Phase II

The drive to connect and make food more accessible during Field Work Term inspired students and faculty to reimagine and expand a pandemic-era program with BIPOC students in mind. 

Image of college graduates Bennington College celebrates first graduating class from the Prison Education Initiative

On February 4, 2023, Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) held its first college graduation inside Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, NY.

Image of 4 people seated around table Prison Education Initiative Celebrates $100,000 Grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to continue and expand a program bringing quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security men’s prison in Comstock, NY.