News & Updates

Students to Step Into Shoes of Homeless Newspaper Vendors (Harvard Crimson)

Two local high school students are planning the Empathy Project, an initiative to raise awareness of homeless newspaper vendors on May 7, with the support of the Harvard Square Business Association.

Christy Felix and Yusef Ferhani, students at the Community Charter School of Cambridge, spearheaded the initiative. High school students around Massachusetts will sell newspapers in their towns on the one day event.

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CCSC plans to be open tomorrow, despite the reports of snow.  Please plan extra time into your morning commute to CCSC if the snow accumulation makes for slow going.  If Cambridge Public Schools cancels school, CCSC will likely close as well.  We defer to parents/guardians to make attendance decisions based on the weather and other circumstances.  While absences tomorrow will not count towards semester totals, normal classes will be held and students will be expected to make up missed work.

The CCSC winter sports season banquet will be held at the school on Thursday, March 17th from 5:00-6:00 pm

BOSTON – Recognizing two Boston area charter schools named as finalists for a $80,000 prize on Tuesday, Education Secretary James Peyser said that charter schools in Massachusetts have a “tremendous impact” on the course of education reform in the state. “From pilot schools to innovation schools, extended learning time to high-dosage tutoring, school-based managements and empowerment zones, when you put it all together, charter schools are not only a great option for families that desperately need more and better educational opportunities, they are also one of the key drivers of system-wide performance and improvement,” Peyser said during a State House ceremony announcing Boston’s Match Charter School and the Community Charter School of Cambridge as finalists for the Pozen Prize for Charter Schools. Peyser spoke at the ceremony along with Gov. Charlie Baker and representatives from the Boston Foundation, the two finalist schools, and past winners Brooke Charter Schools and Boston Preparatory Charter Public School.