The Foundation hosted a celebration of the nonprofit sector on Oct. 15 at which we announced our five Imagined in Cambridge! Award winners of 2021.
Join us in saying thanks to Cambridge nonprofits and to hear from our latest Imagined in Cambridge! Award winners.
MBK Cambridge hosts two candidate forums this Wednesday and Thursday on Zoom.
A spotlight on the recent work of beheard.world, a Cultural Capital Fund grant recipient.
Educators connect with nature and one another through Our Fire Collective. At the close of the 2021 school year, one national study said one in four teachers was considering quitting, citing pandemic-era stressors: remote learning for teachers and students, technology glitches, and concerns about COVID-19 exposure. And in our community, Our Fire Collective, a 2020 Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award winner, was there to help them. This young organization has been offering healing retreats for K-12 educators who work in high-needs communities and struggle with second-hand trauma and burnout. Prior to the pandemic, creators Naqibah Al-Kaleem and Jesse Leavitt saw their teacher friends struggling, and developed overnight nature retreats for educators. With the pandemic the program evolved. It now offers a six-month-long series of fully outdoor, daytime retreats for educators, offering individual healing and the opportunity to develop deep connections together. "Educators are so bogged down with schedules and the rigor of their work, they don't have time for "extra" - but self-care shouldn't be extra. If you keep giving, giving, giving, you have to have moments to heal as well. The pandemic has allowed a lot of educators to say, 'It's part of sustaining our work to take care of ourselves,'” said Naqibah. Thank you, Naqibah and Jesse, for giving local educators space where they're [...]
Two individuals' generous gift of time to the Foundation also turned into a monetary contribution from their employer, Bank of America.
Voices of young community leaders are making a difference - now and for the future.
As our search continues for the next Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award winners, we caught up with 2019 awardee, Sisters Unchained.
An article by the Cambridge Chronicle about our recent microgrants for social innovators from the Imagined in Cambridge! Fund.
A look inside Cambridge Housing Authority's new report, "Stories of the Can't Wait List".