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 »


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.


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.




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.


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.


The CCSR is pleased to announce that we are launching a new monthly podcast, The Segment with Sam, hosted by senior Samuel Cluggish! The podcast goes through the month’s activities that the CCSR participated in, highlights a few key projects that happened during that month, and takes time to reflect on the monthly theme of the podcast and the CCSR.

Please click here for links to the past podcasts:                  November: https://youtu.be/j9yTsICbZQg

December: https://youtu.be/LVPeqV2UMi4



Textile Drive Teddy Bears

Stella Heinegg and Lindsey Quinn started sewing teddy bears using donated textiles to give to a local shelter, just in time for the holidays. We are so proud of Stella and Lindsey for all of their hard work. Their goal is to make at least 50 teddy bears! If you'd like to donate your fabric ...
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Mustang Assembly 2021

The McGlynn Middle School CCSR hosted the 4th annual Mustang Way Assembly for the 6th graders last Wednesday. Middle school and high school students shared their stories about what the Mustang Way means to them. They shared the importance of ACE, the Mustang Way and how it is applied to our academics, athletics and our ...
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Don’t Throw Them Away!

Don't throw it away! The CCSR is running a textile drive organized by Stella Heinegg and Lindsey Quinn. You can donate your old fabrics and clothes at City Hall or in the boxes located at the high school. The students will be turning these donations into handmade stuffed animals for the kids at St. Mary's ...
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Bread of Life Donations

The Sewing Club and CCSR at the Andrew's Middle School will collaborate to make donations to Bread of Life in Malden. The Sewing Club will make toiletry bags and CCSR will collect items to fill these bags and they will be donated by December 23. If you can spare any of these items listed below, ...
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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
Committee Directors: Julie Melo and Sumaya Orni

Richard Trotta, Director

Michael Skorker, Coordinator