Support our “Everything Drive”

everythingOur second annual “Everything Drive” kicked off this week and will run through December 18. Organized by CCSC’s One Problem at a Time community service club, the drive is collecting donations of new clothing, shoes, toys, toiletries, and school supplies. All of the toys will go to the Windsor St. Clinic for their annual Toy Drive. All of the clothing and basic necessities will be given to homeless shelters and all of the school supplies will be sent to students in Haiti.

Advisory groups are competing to collect the most donations and win a pizza party.

Thank You Thursday: Special Edition

Christy Felix '16 with teacher Ann Cheng
Christy Felix ’16 with teacher Ann Cheng

Thursday is the day when we express our appreciation through shout-outs for those in our school community who demonstrate the values of commitment, citizenship, scholarship and courage. Since this week’s batch of shout-outs will be delayed by a day, we are instead featuring sophomore Christy Felix, whose exceptional leadership recently won her a $2500 Ignite Change scholarship from Boston GLOW. Through the extracurricular service group she launched, One Problem at a Time, Christy has demonstrated commitment, citizenship, and courage – all while holding down one of the top GPAs in her grade. So, thank you, Christy, for inspiring us all. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday: Special Edition”

Sophomore Service Day

10th graders raked and bagged leaves.
10th graders raked and bagged leaves.

The annual 10th grade community service day found sophomores planting daffodil bulbs and raking leaves in partnership with the the Charles River Conservancy. Along with faculty chaperones Ms. Haines, Ms. Rieser, Mr. Tracy, Ms. Khan and Ms. Stewart, the students spent a chilly drizzly morning working in the same riverside park behind the Royal Sonesta Hotel where last year’s 10th graders volunteered. Continue reading “Sophomore Service Day”

One Problem at a Time: Making Strides

Making snacks for the walkers
Making snacks for the walkers

Our last post was about a CCSC teacher committed to being an agent of social change through her career in education. A commitment to social change runs through CCSC students, too. Last spring Christy Felix ’16 launched the One Problem at a Time community service club. OPAAT aims to raise awareness of important social issues and to involve students in activities to help make the world a better place. Continue reading “One Problem at a Time: Making Strides”

Pitching in to Keep Kendall Square Clean

CCSC’s chapter of the National Honor Society spearheads various community service initiatives throughout the school year. Most recently NHS recruited a team to take part in the 5th annual Kendall Square Clean Up sponsored by the Kendall Square Association. Along with teachers Aleida Sanabria and Devin Morris, the students spent part of the afternoon of May 16 picking up trash trash along the streets and sidewalks near campus.

CCSC is helping to keep our neighborhood clean.
CCSC is helping to keep our neighborhood clean.

Students who participated: Simone Thorne, Tahawney Terrell, Masroque Musa, Jasmin Mark, Noreen Joseph, Mehret Tadesse, Tristan Pepin, Joshua Bonnie, and Elizabeth Puerta-Romero. Teachers: Aleida Sanabria and Devin Morris.

Earth Day 2013 Reflection

A few of the daffodils CCSC students planted last fall.
A few of the daffodils CCSC students planted last fall.

Today, as we mark the one-week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, local Earth Day celebrations are taking a backseat to more somber reflections about the tragic events of last week. Still, it is hard to ignore the beauty of this afternoon’s piercing blue sky and the screaming yellows of the daffodils, forsythia, and willow trees at this time of year. Continue reading “Earth Day 2013 Reflection”

All-School Food Drive!

ManyHelpingHandsOur National Honor Society members spearhead many community-minded initiatives at CCSC, the latest being a food drive in association with the 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Cambridge Day of Service. CCSC donations of non-perishable food will benefit local families and senior citizens in need. Advisory groups are competing to see which one can collect the most donations by Friday, January 18, with prizes promised to the top three groups.

If you are interested in joining the CCSC group attending the MLK Cambridge Day of Service in Central Square on Monday, January 21 (2-5 PM), please email Aleida Sanabria (NHS faculty advisor). The annual event brings together volunteers of all ages to work together on arts and crafts projects to benefit Cambridge residents in need. NHS students made artwork for some of the posters that will be used to publicize the event. The image here is by Gaurav Chatterjee ’14.