We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below for more:
Key Strengths that allow us to achieve impact in the Cambridge Public Schools:
Our only service area is the Cambridge public schools, so we can customize our programs and services to meet the needs of the specific schools in the system.
We are a small organization and therefore can adapt quickly to changes in the schools. For example, with the restructuring of the city’s schools and the launch of new middle (“upper”) schools in 2012, we created Learning Centers for each new school to address the needs of students in Grades 6–8.
Our offices are located within the city’s high school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS). We are centrally sited in the city and integrated into the school system as a partner organization. We have relationships cultivated over 50 years with teachers, principals, parents, and administrators throughout the schools. We work in partnership to deliver services.
We have maintained corporate partnerships with the Cambridge business community for some thirty years. Our flagship corporate volunteer programs bring hundreds of volunteers into Cambridge Public Schools as regular, one-on-one Reading Buddies, NetPals mentors, and KeyPals mentors.