City Sprouts teaches kids about nutrition and biology by showing them how to grow their own vegetables, like these peppers from the Cambridgeport School. Photo by Kristen Emack via Cambridge Day.
Christmas came early for Cambridge’s City Sprouts and East End House after-school programs. Both groups recently received five-figure “quality enhancement” grants from the Commonwealth’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The money is intended to fund an expanded menu of STEM-focused service-learning summer programs and to expand the amount of time our kids spend learning outside the classroom.
Congratulations to everyone at City Sprouts, East End House, and their partners at the Cambridge Public School District—you continue to make us proud every single day.
The Charles Riverboat Company docks at the Cambridgeside Galleria.
The annual East Cambridge Crime Prevention Meeting and Boat Cruise will take place tonight, September 19. The boat will leave the Charles Riverboat Company at the Cambridgeside Galleria at 6:00pm, so the organizers have asked that people arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 for boarding.
Once you’re on the river, pizza and light refreshments will be served as neighbors will have the chance to speak with police officers and detectives in an informal setting. I’ve always believed that community members and public safety officials need to work hand-in-glove, and events such as this boat cruise are a great way to build trust and open lines of communication.
The weather’s been beautiful, and with luck, this boat cruise will include a sunset. I hope you’ll attend!
The East End House will be holding its annual Summer Block Party on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a fun family event with barbecue, ice cream, face painting, games, live music, and more. The Block Party is a free community event and all are welcome. Hope to see you there!
The East End House is located at 105 Spring Street in East Cambridge.