Elyse Chastain


Greenfield Community College


Northampton, MA

Academic Concentration: 

Peace and Social Justice Studies


Internship Highlights: Elyse staffed the domestic violence hotline and aided shelter workers with case management and advocacy work; created and implemented a summer-long peace and conflict resolution curriculum for children living in the shelter, which culminated in the children using art to illustrate their own visions of peace.

Biography:Elyse studies Peace and Social Justice at Greenfield Community College. She is pretty much head over heels for the work that she does. She spent last year volunteering in an elementary school with City Year New York and currently volunteers with Horizons for Homeless Children. In her spare time Elyse enjoys contradancing, knitting and frolicking in the sun. In the future Elyse hopes to inspire youth through peace education.

Internship final reports: 
2009Safe Passage