Rooting immigrant students in community, college, and career paths

November 25th, 2019|

Being a high school student is a challenge, given academic expectations, social-emotional development, and planning for college or a career. It’s even tougher if you aren’t born in this country, [...]

Meet Geeta Pradhan, President of the Cambridge Community Foundation

November 21st, 2019|

Q&A with Geeta Pradhan, President Can you tell us a little about your background and what brought you to CCF? GP: My career in Boston spanned 30 years, with work ranging from community development [...]

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 [...]