Author: Sarah Saydun, Development Associate
Did you know that Cambridge Community Center’s doors opened 85 years ago? CCC was founded in the Tarbell School (which is still our main building) by a group of black ministers who were concerned about the health and welfare of the children in the Riverside neighborhood of Cambridge. The Center established the first nursery school in the area and offered a wide range of services through the years, including job training for women entering the manufacturing workforce during World War II.
Bigger and Better
Author: Simi George, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, MPA/ID Candidate
Hello! We are a team of Harvard graduate students hoping to contribute to the work and mission of the Cambridge Community Center through a project for a class. As part of this project, we are looking to trade up from a little red paper clip to something of value to the Community Center.
This project is inspired by the true story of a Canadian blogger, Kyle Macdonald, who traded up from a red paperclip to a… house! For further details, please visit http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/. While we do not yet have a house in our cache, so far, we have traded our paperclips for a range of items including air conditioning units and an autographed copy of a book by acclaimed writer, Ian McEwan.