Speaker Date Topic
Simon Brighenti May 12, 2021 2:00 PM
Parish Cupboard, Inc.

Simon Brighenti, President, of Parish Cupboard, Inc., 1023 Main Street, West Springfield, will talk about their new location and the impact of COVID-19 on their operations.

The Parish Cupboard serves West Springfield and Agawam by serving meals and groceries to people in need.

Sarah Taylor May 26, 2021 2:00 PM
Huneebee Project

Sarah Taylor | Founder & Executive Director

Sarah is a licensed clinical social worker with experience providing trauma-focused child and family therapy in both NYC and New Haven, in addition to free social work services to families with Manhattan Family Court and foster care involvement. After relocating to Connecticut in 2016, Sarah quickly discovered beekeeping and beeswax candle making. She set out to bring the bees’ magic to youth and young adults in the New Haven area. Sarah has her MSW from New York University, a certificate in Integrative Trauma Studies from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and completed a fellowship in Advanced Clinical Social Work at the Yale Child Study Center in June 2019. She presently works with children and families at the Child Study Center’s Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) program. 




Huneebee Project envisions a world in which our youth, the community, and our environment are in mutual and collaborative relationship. Through a social enterprise that promotes transferable job-skill-building for youth, community engagement, and shared appreciation for our natural environment.

Dr. Roy Saigo Jun 02, 2021 2:00 PM
A Personal Account of Japanese Internment - World War II

Dr. Roy Saigo, interim President of Westfield State University will share his personal account of Japanese internment during World War II during which time he was a young boy.  "I have been the President of 4 colleges and a prisoner of the federal government"

Scholarship Award Winners Jun 23, 2021 2:00 PM
Congratulations to the Recipients!