Cambridge nonprofits make learning more engaging and equitable

October 21st, 2019|

We often look to schooling as the key to transformation and progress. When all children are educated equitably, our community fosters shared prosperity. In Cambridge, that aspiration of equity in education is becoming a [...]

Connecting Cambridge middle schoolers to positive, out-of-school experiences

October 21st, 2019|

Photo courtesy of Cambridge Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time Cambridge is full of bright opportunities for its young residents. With a vibrant nonprofit community and active arts and cultural organizations, the city offers [...]

How a frugal cattleman has sent students to Harvard for over a century

October 15th, 2019|

Jonathan Maynard Parmenter. Photo courtesy of The Parmenter Foundation. Jonathan Maynard Parmenter lived a simple life. He and his brother Henry drove cattle between Massachusetts and New Hampshire and shared the family’s modest farmhouse in [...]

Cambridge summer programs give all kids access to learning and fun

September 25th, 2019|

Cambridge summer programs give all kids access to learning & fun Summer experiences for urban kids run the gamut—from sleep away camps and specialty classes like Mindcraft coding or art, to nothing at all, [...]

New members join Board of Directors and Professional Advisors Council

September 23rd, 2019|

The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) has appointed three local civic leaders to its Board of Directors and added two new members to its Professional Advisors Council (PAC), effective this fall. New board members include [...]

Honoring our teachers: join a family supporting tomorrow’s teachers

September 19th, 2019|

Honoring our teachers: Join a family supporting tomorrow's teachers A wonderful teacher leaves an indelible mark on children, no matter how young. Miss Eleanor Roberta Walker, who taught Kindergarten and first-grade in Belmont for [...]

Remarks by Geeta Pradhan at the Foundation’s 2019 Annual Dinner

May 29th, 2019|

The Cambridge Community Foundation’s ‘We are Cambridge’ Annual Dinner on May 6, 2019 drew the who’s who of Cambridge from all sectors—universities, nonprofits, businesses, and philanthropists, as well as local artists. An underlying theme [...]

2019 Annual Dinner highlights Cambridge’s values and challenges

May 29th, 2019|

View a photo slideshow of the the 2019 Annual Dinner Watch the remarks from the 2019 Annual Dinner The Cambridge Community Foundation’s ‘We are Cambridge’ Annual Dinner on May 6, 2019 drew 350 civic [...]