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Community Partners

Northampton Neighbors actively partners with local organizations for the benefit of our whole community.

Thanks to partnerships with the organizations below, NN members have expanded opportunities for activities such as talks, classes, walks, skiing and kayaking, and exercise programs, to name but a few. Members can also use these organizations' services. Many of these organizations also seek and welcome NN volunteers.

Please let us know if you have ideas for developing new partnerships. Send your suggestions to

All Out Adventures is a Northampton-based non profit organization that runs outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities, seniors, and veterans throughout Massachusetts.

For over twenty years, Cancer Connection has provided a haven where people with cancer and their loved ones can learn how to navigate the complicated cancer journey through one-to-one guidance, education, peer support, integrative therapies, and creative programs to strengthen the body and spirit.

Community Action Pioneer Valley is the federally-designated anti-poverty agency for Franklin and Hampshire counties. Annually, they provide services to 27,000 people in 40 programs including child care, fuel assistance, nutrition programs, and family support.

Five College Learning in Retirement is a group of mostly retirees who want continue their education by learning about a wide range of topics. We are peer led with members moderating seminars and making presentations during 10 week semesters in the Spring and Fall with over 20 courses from which to choose. FCLIR also offers Interest Groups, Special Programs, and Social events.

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, provides a wide range of information, materials, services, and programs. The library’s magnificent building offers a friendly and accessible environment that encourages the civic, intellectual, and cultural pursuits of the public.

Friends of Northampton Trails

Founded in 2006, Friends of Northampton Trails (FNT) is a member-driven, non-profit organization that works with the city to support and expand the multi-user trail network. Through a variety of community activities, FNT improves the quality and safety of these public spaces, increases recreational access, enhances air and water quality, and grows the community of trail users.

Grow Food Northampton
is creating a racially, economically, and environmentally just local food and farming system by conducting land access and stewardship, providing food access, and offering community education. We work along a public health continuum to both respond to the immediate needs of community members grappling with food insecurity, and create long-term, foundational solutions for our local food system.

Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton is a community-centered museum and education center. Their mission is to collect and preserve Northampton's past and to explore the town's history and the interconnections between human history and the natural world. As a small museum, their hallmark is flexibility, variety, creativity, and inclusiveness.

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary covers over 750 acres in Northampton and Easthampton. The diverse habitat of forest, wetlands, and meadows attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. The organization works to protect and steward resilient landscapes for people and wildlife, advance inclusive and equitable access to nature, and mobilize to fight climate change.

The Northampton Survival Center is an emergency food provider with pantries in Northampton and Goshen, dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County by providing nutritious food and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Funded by a bequest from Oliver Smith whose niece, Sophia Smith, later endowed Smith College and Smith Academy, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School opened for students in 1908 as the first vocational school in Massachusetts. The adult education program has been re-established after a 30-year hiatus. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School is excited to offer our local community a wide selection of hands-on workshops in subjects ranging from social dance to welding.


The Hampshire Regional YMCA strives to strengthen communities through programs and services that create well-being for the individuals and families they serve, emphasizing youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Some programs include LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA for cancer survivors, swim classes, youth sports and wellness classes for all ages. They offer financial assistance to members and program participants to enable affordable access for all.