Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance
The Polus Center has been working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance partners to help coffee farmers who have lost limbs to landmines and explosive remnants of war by providing rehabilitation, support, and job training. The Alliance has been named a P3 Impact Award Finalist.
Changing Lives Around the World
Catch up with Polus Center’s Executive Director Michael Lundquist in this in-depth Cambridge College Connections Alumni profile “Changing lives around the World” and again, together with Polus Center Chief Operating Officer Theresa Kane, in the Global Coffee Report Feature “Conflict Along the Coffee Belt”.
Hope in Coffee on Idjwi
A Delegation from the Polus Center arrived on the island of Idjwi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to meet with coffee cooperatives and assess how injured coffee producers, who have lost their ability to farm due to injuries sustained by landmines /explosive remnants of war, might return to work.
Polus Center Celebrates 20 years of International Victim Assistance Work
The Polus Center Celebrated it's 20 year anniversary supporting victims of conflict around the world, with an exhibition and benefit events this past May, at the A.P.E. Gallery in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts.
From Conflict to Coffee
Follow photographer Stephen Petegorsky as he travels with the Polus Center to Nicaragua, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in From Conflict to Coffee. His photography follows rehabilitation work with injured coffee farmers struggling to survive in the aftermath of civil unrest and war.
Join Michael Lundquist & Asem Hasna for a cup of coffee and conversation.
Follow along as Syrian refugee Asem Hasna takes you on a harrowing journey from Syria to Germany where he helps give other amputees a second chance at mobility.
Dark to Light : Exhibition Benefit
May 15-19, 2018 From Jordan to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Polus Center has supported victims of conflict the world over for the past 20 years. Join us this May as we celebrate our work with Syrian refugee youth and the Coffeelands Trust. Find out more about our planned events here...
All Things Irish 2018
Come join the Polus Center as we celebrate All Things Irish! This lively fundraiser is always a crowd pleaser. Enjoy bag pipers, Irish step dancers, traditional foods, and community spirit. Proceeds from the evening will support the Polus Center’s Envision Success Project, a career exploration and job training program for legally blind young adults age 14-21.
Healing is Happening
In this short video, coffee Farmer Isaac Wetewabo shares his hopes for the future and his daily struggles in the aftermath of a landmine accident.
Dave Evans in the Congo
Dave Evans sends greetings from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Right now he is on the ground there working as part of a Polus Center effort. In this short video montage we see him providing direct assistance to wounded coffee farmers and upgrading the skills of local technicians who are to care for them.