CAPA News

Langeloth Foundation logo Bennington College Awarded $10,000 Grant From The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation

The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has awarded Bennington College a $10,000 grant to support the Incarceration in America think tank that will be held October 1-2, 2021.

Norlite protestors The Reckless Rush to Burn AFFF

David Bond, Associate Director for CAPA, along with students Ahmad Yassir '20 and Cedric Lam ‘22, have launched a website that compiles all known information about the burning of millions of pounds of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF) by the US military. 

Logo for Mother Cabrini Foundation Prison Education Initiative Awarded $40,000 from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has been awarded a grant of $40,000 from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

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 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 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.