School: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Doris Behanzin has been a compassionate, effective mentor for youth in the communities near the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) campus. As an AmeriCorps Student Leaders in Service Scholar, Doris served at both the Youth Alive Program and the Rite of Passage Program in Pittsfield, providing support, mentoring and leadership development for young women.
Doris also worked at Mohawk Forest in North Adams, a low income housing community where she provided development activities for youth. She also inspired local youth to stay in school and attend college through her work with the MCLA Pathways Program.
Most recently, Doris was awarded the Lift Evr’y Voice Scholarship, allowing her to travel with Semester at Sea, a global study abroad program. She plans to volunteer with AmeriCorps before graduate school, and hopes to one day work in humanitarian law.