ABC (A Better Chance) is a program for academically motivated, educationally underserved young men of a minority background from New York City. They spend their high school years in a communal residence headed by a resident family in a College-owned house on Campus Road.
Alternative Breaks Service Trips offers Alternative Break experiences for students over Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. With AXB, students participate in once-in-a-lifetime service opportunities while being exposed to a diverse world beyond the Hill.
Hamilton Reads is a local tutoring program that helps children in our community learn to read. Hamilton Reads sparks collaborations between educators, parents, librarians, college students, and community groups.
Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach, and Charity (HAVOC) is the largest student-led volunteering organization at Hamilton. We encourage students to get involved with the larger community outside Hamilton and create positive change. HAVOC volunteers build leadership skills, develop meaningful relationships, and most importantly, make a difference in people's lives every time they serve the community.
Let’s Get Ready!
Let’s Get Ready (LGR) expands access to college for low-income high school students. Using college volunteers as tutors, mentors and role models, LGR provides intensive SAT preparation and critical assistance with the college admissions process at no cost to students.
Middle School Mentors
Middle School Mentors is a collaborative program between Hamilton students and 6th-8th grade students at the Clinton Middle School. Hamilton Students are paired up one on one with local middle schoolers who may need extra support transitioning from elementary school. Mentors engage in a variety of activities with their mentees including homework help, games, and workshops.
Sidekicks is a mentoring program that pairs students from Hamilton College with children from Clinton Elementary School. Pairs meet for about an hour each week and coordinate meet-ups based on each person's availability.
The Harvest is a good recovery initiative where students package the leftovers from Hamilton's dinning halls and that food is given to organizations in the greater Utica community.
Utica Academy of Science Tutoring
Hamilton students go to the Utica Academy of Science Charter School and help 7th and 8th grade students with or Math either in a classroom or study hall setting.