NEWS AND EVENTS 2019-02-20T22:55:30+00:00

Family Independence Initiative: Trusting and investing in families

February 21st, 2019|

A group of FII families meet to support one another to achieve their goals. By Jessica Taubner As a society, we’ve come to view government and the social sector as the experts on the [...]

Through the Bob Shea Memorial Fund, a friend’s memory lives on

February 20th, 2019|

Bob Shea, a homeless man, lived on the streets of Cambridge for 30 years. He served three tours of duty with the army in Vietnam. He suffered from alcoholism and possibly neurological conditions. He [...]

Housing crisis grips Cambridge

February 20th, 2019|

Cambridge’s growing housing crisis is putting a financial burden on many people in Cambridge, and renter households in particular. From low-income to moderate and middle-income families, everyone is feeling the squeeze. The cost of [...]

The fight against hunger in Cambridge

January 15th, 2019|

Cambridge is home to hundreds of families with million-dollar annual incomes AND hundreds of families facing hunger year-round. The statistics on food insecurity in the area are startling; according to the 2017 Cambridge Needs [...]

Philanthropy Spotlight: Charlotte Wagner on justice and philanthropy

December 21st, 2018|

Since 2005, Charlotte Wagner has honed the mission of the Wagner Foundation to focus on justice through economic mobility, health equity, cultural transformation and institutional fairness, including criminal justice reform. Its motto: Just and [...]

Civic Leadership Spotlight: The comprehensive way to address domestic violence

December 5th, 2018|

Domestic Violence is hard to talk about and deeply personal. It’s also pervasive and universal, affecting people of all backgrounds, including Cambridge residents. While the executive director of Transition House, domestic violence was Risa [...]

CEOC: A Passionate Advocate With a Very Wide Reach

November 20th, 2018|

CEOC: A Passionate Advocate With a Very Wide Reach Volunteer Fernende Desir offers a box of cereal to a client at the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee food bank. People carrying shopping bags line [...]

Lives in Limbo: Trauma, Healing and the Immigrant Experience

October 11th, 2018|

Lives in Limbo: Trauma, Healing and the Immigrant Experience REGISTER HERE Monday, October 29 Wong Auditorium, MIT Tang Center, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Immigration policies, along with [...]

What’s happening in Central Square?

October 10th, 2018|

What’s happening in Central Square? To us, Central Square is home.  It’s the heart of our city—our historic downtown, the city’s cultural district and a space shared by businesses, dozens of nonprofits, many of [...]

Rowing for the Community – Head of the Charles® Regatta

October 10th, 2018|

Rowing for the Community The Head Of The Charles® Regatta (HOCR) is the world’s largest two-day rowing event, drawing athletes from across the country and nearly 45 countries.  Did you know these rowers are also [...]