The Community Benefits Advisory Committee received five applications for planning grants. Interviews for the applications will take place during the first week of April, and planning grant awards will be announced in April. Up to five (5) planning grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded. Learn more here.
Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) is continuing to move forward towards extending the day for elementary and upper schools. The CNC Out of School Time (OST) subcommittee has been deeply engaged in these discussions in an effort to raise the voice of the OST provider community and the children and families who benefit from their programs. The CNC Steering Committee submitted testimony at the school committee meeting on March 5, and urged the CPS to standardize start and end times with no school release time after 3pm, and to create an Elementary School Network in the model of the Middle School Network. Read the CNC Steering Committee letter, and learn more about the CPS decision making process.