This spring will mark the fifth year that Amherst has partnered up with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to change the lives of children with pediatric brain tumors and the fourth annual Friends of Jaclyn Walk/Run to raise funds for the foundation.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) held an evening full of soapbox speakers, organization representatives and school faculty to expose students to the possibilities of community involvement last Thursday.

Unlike past iterations of this event known as Community Action Day or Action Week, the Community Engagement Expo provided students with “a much broader definition of community engagement,” said Molly Mead, director of the CCE. About 300 students attended the event, designed to expose students to the different ways in which they can engage in the community effectively.