MBK Cambridge hosts two candidate forums this Wednesday and Thursday on Zoom.
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.
As our search continues for the next Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award winners, we caught up with 2019 awardee, Sisters Unchained.
A look inside Cambridge Housing Authority's new report, "Stories of the Can't Wait List".
Through the new Imagined in Cambridge! Fund, we've awarded $14,000 in microgrants to local social innovators, thanks to generous seed support from Verizon and a local family.
Our new nonprofit partner gives free bikes, empowers neighbors.
This month, four new Falcon Pride Scholars were named as the inaugural cohort celebrates college graduation.
In memory of 19-year-old Cantabrigian Xavier Louis-Jacques, the first-ever Legends Live Forever Scholarship was awarded last month to a CRLS graduate.
We've teamed up with My Brother's Keeper Cambridge Task Force to host two conversations, on May 19 and 20, to help our city take action on opportunity gaps for Black and Brown students in Cambridge schools.