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.

MONTHLY PODCAST

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

RECENT NEWS

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Medford Recreation Volunteer Opportunity

From the Medford Recreation Department: Medford Recreation will be in partnership with Belmont Recreation's S.P.O.R.T. program along with C.C.S.R. students at Medford High School. This Adaptive Soccer Program will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm from October 6th – November 3rd (5 weeks in all) for participants ages 5-14. The Rec Department is reaching ...
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Free the Pad

Marianna Konstantara and Melina McGovern with the collection of all the City Hall "Free the Pad" CCSR Project donations! We are entirely grateful for all of the donations that the community selflessly gave in order to combat the major issue of period inequity. We believe this is a large step in the direction of completing ...
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Cummings Foundation Grant

Medford’s Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Receives $350,000 Grant from Cummings Foundation 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 ...
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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
Webmaster: Dan Khoi Nguyen
Portfolio Managers: Laurel Baxter and Ava Heinegg
Student Publicist: Amine Nazih and Sophia Silvia
Social Media Managers: Erin Tan, Liza Lopes, Christina Zheng, and Emma Maganzini

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

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

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