OUR BENEFACTORS

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The CCSR was established in 2013 with a $50,000 grant from Bloomberg PhilanthropiesLearn More »

Cummings Foundation

Funding for the CCSR is provided by the $100K for 100 Grant Program run by the Cummings FoundationLearn More »

Foundation Trust

Funding for the CCSR is also provided through a $1,500 grant by the Foundation TrustLearn More »

Krystle Campbell Community Betterment Project

The Center is also partnering with the Krystle Campbell Community Betterment Project to financially support student projects with funds from the Boston FoundationLearn More »

Medford Community Fund Grant

In 2019, the CCSR recieved a $5,000 grant from the Medford Community FundLearn More »

CUMMINGS FOUNDATION GRANT

MEDFORD – Medford’s Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has been awarded a 10-year, $350,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation as part of their $25 Million Grant Program, the City of Medford and Medford Public Schools announced this week. The grant will support the mission of The CCSR, which includes developing student leaders who work to make the world a better place by creating projects that benefit both the Medford community and the world. The CCSR is a district-wide after school program, part of the Medford Public Schools, which guides students in development and implementation of projects that benefit the community.

WHAT WE DO

The mission of the CCSR is to develop responsible global leaders/citizens who will be positive contributors to society and will work to combat important social issues such as global warming, addiction, prejudice, racism, pollution, gender bias, poverty, public education, healthcare, etc.

We believe by providing the proper learning activities, we can prevent students from becoming addicted to harmful substances and developing negative perceptions of others.

OUR HISTORY

ABOUT

HOW WE GOT HERE

Over the past four years, over 1000 students have participated in our mini-courses, clubs and activities, and most importantly community projects. The CCSR was made possible by an unrestricted donation of $50,000 by Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2012. In 2016, the Cummings Foundation awarded the CCSR with a $100,000 (over three years) grant to continue our mission.

HOW WE GOT HERE

The CCSR has collaborated with The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, colleges and universities, community groups such as Team Medford, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and civic and public service organizations to help make the world a better place to live. In light of all of the terrible national and worldwide tragedies, we strongly believe teaching children and adolescents how to be empathetic leaders and understand the plight of others are imperative to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

RECENT NEWS

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World Culture Day 2022

On April 27, the CCSR is holding World Culture day event with a fashion show and performances! There will also be food and drinks available.
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Disability Acceptance

The CCSR is hosting a disability acceptance conversation as our second Diversity Week event! This will take place Tuesday April 26 after school in Cafeteria 1. We hope to see many students and staff there! Email kkaur22@medford.k12.ma.us with questions.
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Diversity in Music Trivia

The CCSR is hosting a music trivia afternoon to start of Diversity Week! The event will take place April 25 after school. We hope to see many students and staff competing! If you have any questions, please email Khushi Kaur at kkaur22@medford.k12.ma.us
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Soles4Souls Donations

These CCSR student leaders helped to collect and box over 130 pairs of shoes and shipped them to Soles4Souls! They helped to provide relief, fight poverty, and empower women in some countries like Haiti and Moldova. We are so proud of you all! Pictured left to right: Naomie Pierre, Baban Gill, Cindy Nguyen, and Amy ...
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WHO WE ARE

OUR LEADERSHIP

Co-Presidents: Ellie Hunt and Zayn Yousuf
Vice President: Khushi Kaur
Secretary: Lily Beagan
Treasurer: Liza Lopes
Webmasters: Dan Khoi Nguyen and Cindy Nguyen
Portfolio Managers: Laurel Baxter, Ava Heinegg, Naomie Pierre, Baban Gill, and Sophia Sunwoo 
Student Publicist: Amine Nazih, Laurel Baxter, Liza Lopes, and Sophia Silvia
Social Media Managers: Erin Tan, Liza Lopes, Christina Zheng, Eleanor Nkera, Oprah Nkera, and Emma Maganzini
Art 
Committee Directors: Julie Melo and Sumaya Orni

Richard Trotta, Director
rtrotta@medford.k12.ma.us

Michael Skorker, Coordinator
mskorker@medford.k12.ma.us

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