Cummings Foundation

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

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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Stone Zoo Donations

This group of 4th and 5th-grade CCSR students wanted to do something to help endangered animals, and after some internet research, they found out that the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo collect used cell phones to save gorilla habitats. To start, they printed up some coloring pages of gorillas for younger students to ...
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The Mustang Way Assembly

The CCSR recently held their first annual Mustang Way Assembly on February 13th at the McGlynn Middle School and on March 6th at the Andrews Middle School. Facilitated by Michael Skorker, the CCSR Director, with the help of McGlynn Middle School's CCSR Advisor Meghan Olsen and the Andrews Middle School's CCSR Advisor Ms.Pourali-Bacon, the assembly was ...
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Reports on Social-Emotional Learning and Self-Esteem in the Classroom

The following are reports written by a Medford Public Schools staff member on the effect of Mirror Neurons on Social-Emotional Learning and the Importance of Self-Esteem:   Mirror Neurons & SEL-3 Self-Esteem in the Classroom
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Plastic Bag Ordinance Update: Victory!

Last year, Medford's city council unanimously supported a motion to draft a plastic bag ordinance started by Rubia Fernandes. Fernandes started an online petition in her junior year, which has amassed over 600 supporters After a year of working on this project, the ordinance has made significant progress, getting an official signature from Mayor Stephanie Muccini ...
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WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

Co-Presidents: Jenny Lu and Emily Tan
Vice President: Luiza Barbosa
Secretary: Sophie Liu
Treasurer: Sarah Elkandakly
Webmaster: Darwin Do
Portfolio Manager: Jasper Su

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

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

OUR LATEST PROJECTS

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