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Expressions of social cohesion in Cambridge

In our 2023 annual report, For the city you love, Cambridge-based photographer Mark Ostow presents moments of joy and solidarity, and isolation, in a photo essay on social cohesion in our city. The report also features our staff and board members’ thoughts on social cohesion and economic mobility, the two pillars of our new strategic plan.

What’s clear to us is the power people have when they engage in their communities with a sense of purpose. Read about it in our report!

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Stories of community action

  • Your city. Our mission.

    A letter from our Board Chair Phil Johnson, as we close out our fiscal year.

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  • We remember Paul Parravano.

    A tribute to our trusted friend and beloved neighbor, Paul Parravano.

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  • Here’s to Cambridge change agents.

    Highlights from the NAACP Cambridge's MLK Brunch included seeing two Imagined in Cambridge! Award winners be honored.

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  • Black history is Cambridge history.

    Join us in celebrating Cambridge Black history and Black futures through these resources and upcoming events.

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