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“The power of imagined possibilities”

On May 21, Geeta Pradhan received an honorary degree from Lesley University and delivered an inspiring commencement address to 2022 graduates.

“I’ve learned that optimism is a powerful force and in tough times we need optimism to flourish,” Geeta said. “This is your time … and I hope you will find that optimism, as you take your next steps.”

Stories of community action

Sisters on the Runway surpassed their fundraising goal for Cambridge nonprofits, with a matching contribution from CCF. READ MORE
The June 11 Gift Cards for Guns drive collected 245 guns. READ MORE
Our president Geeta Pradhan responds to the recent tragedies in Uvalde and Buffalo. READ MORE
The Falcon Pride Bushner Breakthrough Scholarship expands the fund's impact on CRLS graduates. READ MORE
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