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  • On Monday, the CCSR and its students helped support and volunteer at St. Raphaels for an MLK day celebration. The event celebrated the legacy of Dr. King through poems, table conversations, and much more.
  • Kiwanis/Key Club is an international student-led organization providing high school student-members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership skills. The core values of this organization are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness. Our objectives involve serving our school, our community and those who need our help. Some of the projects include Holiday Caroling in our community, serving the elderly community at the local nursing center, volunteering at an animal shelter, donating to a cause and many others.The Key Club has now been moved under the umbrella of the CCSR!
  • Hi all! We need your help!  We are looking for eight sponsors to help pay for our CCSR T-shirts for all of our student leaders district-wide.  Please see the below flyer for more details.  With a $500 donation, your company logo would be placed on the back of each T-shirt.  Please contact Richard Trotta or Michael Skorker for more information, or to make a donation.  All checks should be made out to the CCSR. 
Thank you so much!  Love, the CCSR.
  • One Smile Away & Memory Board is a project by Justin Truong and Brandon Vargus:
“The ‘One Smile Away’ campaign was a huge success last year, through collecting over 100 compliments from students around the school. The compliments were collected via a google forum and anonymously posted on the board outside of the library. This year, Justin and Brandon also plan to add a memory board containing quotes from people’s holidays, sharing what they have done on that holiday. Together, each project helps to spread positive messages and recognize lesser known holidays.”
  • Tax-less Tampons. Free the Feminine Products is a project by Christina Zheng and Elisabeth Hunt:
“We are creating a system that will provide students with free feminine products, much like the existing program at Medford High School that provides food for students in need. We are finding a company willing to donate feminine products. It is our goal to raise awareness of the need of feminine products and make them available to low income families and high school students. We are also contacting the state government and seeing what we can do to make pads and tampons more affordable and available to all schools, shelters, and jails. Feminine products are not a luxury but rather a necessity and should be affordable by all.”
  • CCSR students at the Andrews Middle School are organizing a bingo night on January 30th! The cost is $5 per person and $15 per family, with pizza, snacks, and drinks available. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!
  • If you are interested in volunteering at MLK day event next Monday at St. Raphaels, please follow the info above!
  • Thanks so much to the Medford Community Fund for providing us with a $5,000 grant, we truly appreciate your partnership and funds! The CCSR is grateful for all its providers, and it would not be possible without them.
  • On the evening of Sunday, December 22, CCSR students Theodora and Vicki went to Staples and bought 75 cards with three different designs they had children from Special Townies make. They folded all the cards themselves. The next morning, Theodora and Vicki went to Little Sisters of the Poor during the residents’ lunchtime and interacted with them. They went to 3 floors filled with wonderful people where they were able to spread christmas cheer by handing out their cards.

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CCSR Transformations Podcast

Check out an interview with CCSR Director Richard Trotta and CCSR Coordinator Michael Skorker on the Transformations Podcast: Learn more at https://www.transformationspodcast.com/
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CCSR MLK Day Celebration

Check out the MLK Day celebration the CCSR hosted below https://www.facebook.com/TheCCSR/posts/3413134802046349
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Key Club

Kiwanis/Key Club is an international student-led organization providing high school student-members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership skills. The core values of this organization are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness. Our objectives involve serving our school, our community and those who need our help. Some of the projects include Holiday Caroling in ...
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Medford Community Fund Grant

Thanks so much to the Medford Community Fund for providing us with a $5,000 grant, we truly appreciate your partnership and funds! The CCSR is grateful for all its providers, and it would not be possible without them.
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Martin Luther King Annual Community-Wide Celebration

https://www.facebook.com/TheCCSR/posts/3373559886003841  
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Vicki and Theodora

Sunday December 22 evening, Theodora and Vicki went to Staples and bought 75 cards with three different designs they had children from Special Townies make. They folded all the cards themselves. On Monday December 23 morning, Theodora and Vicki went to Little Sisters of the Poor during the residents’ lunchtime and interacted with them. They ...
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Krystle Campbell Run

We are so excited for this event! Our collaboration with the Krystle Campbell Community Betterment Project is very important to the CCSR, and we are honored to be able to partner with such great people and such a great organization in loving memory of Krystle Campbell. Krystle, you will always be in our hearts, and ...
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Composting in the Cafeteria

Today, four CCSR students working on the Composting in the Cafeterias Project traveled on a field trip to some of the North Andover Public Schools in order to learn from their composting practices. Seniors Audrey Soule, Rachel Klein, Cadee Stefani, and Ebyan Abshir went with Retta Smith and were given a tour of two elementary ...
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The Lookup Challenge

McGlynn Middle School Lookup Challenge Hosted by the CCSR   The CCSR is sponsored by grants from the Cummings Foundation and the Krystle Campbell Community Betterment Project. At the McGlynn Middle School, the CCSR initiated the schoolwide LookupChallenge. The challenge originated from Ms. Susan Reynold’s presentation on December 4th, “Thriving in the Age of Digital ...
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Key Club Caroling

Today the Key Club did caroling all around Medford Square! We went to Coleen’s, Carol’s, Salvatores, Real Gusto, the Medford Housing Authority, and the Chevalier Theater and spread Christmas cheer to all who could hear. We also collected donations from many generous citizens in the establishments and those donations will go towards funding our service ...
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Christmas Tree Lighting

On December 4, a group of CCSR student leaders went to Medford City Hall to volunteer at the Christmas Tree Lighting. Students helped with setting up and maintaining the different trees being raffled off throughout the night. They had a great time interacting with the children there and representing the CCSR at this charity event! ...
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Columbus CCSR Students Asking for Book & Game Donations for CCSR Collection at Medford Public Library

http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2019/11/25/columbus-ccsr-students-asking-for-book-game-donations-for-ccsr-collection-at-medford-public-library/?fbclid=IwAR3ZrKW6QbQCMhb3ns-gurFrIhrfdXYNdx7Ij0_ABEvKgYYa_L-nmccerlY
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Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America, visits Medford Middle School students

The McGlynn Middle School and Andrews Middle School 8th grade classes were blessed to hear a presentation by the first-ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America at the McGlynn Middle School on Friday, November 15th. Amanda Gorman has been called "the next great figure of poetry in the U.S." Amanda, a current ...
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Medford High School CCSR – Veterans Day 2019

Thank you so much to Emma McGlynn for making this video!
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CCSR Presents Tour de Roberts Bike Safety Event

Check out the Bike Safety Event that Roberts CCSR student leaders planned! http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2019/11/12/ccsr-presents-tour-de-roberts-bike-safety-event/?fbclid=IwAR0NFkmfOocafEJpWdU8qdtGZkOL6RW1oVTVZlDDFNtZLNRFKGhHNobeGRM
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2019 Mustang Way Assembly

Today, many CCSR members presented our Mustang Way Assembly to the sixth graders at the McGlynn Middle School. The assembly focused on the importance of being respectful, kind, caring and empathetic. Thank you so much to all student leaders who participated, as well as to advisor Meghan Olsen who did an amazing job organizing the ...
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Why I Dropped Out Of An Ivy League College Just 3 Weeks Into Freshman Year

Please check out this article, written by former CCSR Co-President, Jenny Lu. Congratulations, Jenny! https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5db061eee4b0a7dbe8e28816  
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Bob Socci visits a CCSR Group

Bob Socci, the radio broadcaster for the New England Patriots, visited to talk to a CCSR high school group!
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Resume Building for High School Students

Read below for some resume tips below.
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Richard Blanco Visits MHS

Thank you so much to Richard Blanco for coming to Medford High School today and reading some of your beautiful poems. We are so grateful for your visit, and we know that you words will continue to inspire others for generations to come.   Read more here! http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2019/10/23/richard-blanco-latin-american-poet-speaks-at-mhs/?fbclid=IwAR2RIUpjnSIt5yJqEhuTRoaFg4HVuBk_ahztgug-jF23w9ZgnhE9SCPE00s
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First Day of High School Post-It Notes

The CCSR put positive Post-It notes on all freshman lockers today to welcome them to the high school.                    
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Kiwanis Club of Medford Donation

Thank you so much to the Kiwanis Club of Medford for their generous donation of over $1,000 to CCSR tonight! And thanks to seniors Ebyan Abshir and Emily McDaid for speaking on the CCSR’s behalf! We are so grateful for our collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Medford!
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Global Climate Strike

Many members of the CCSR attended the Global Climate Strike in Boston on September 20th. These Medford students were among the estimated nine to ten thousand in attendance. They decided to purposefully miss school to take action against one of the biggest threats to their generation. Climate Change is real and its disastrous effects are ...
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Tufts Community Day Relations

Thanks to Tufts University Community Relations for inviting us to Tuft’s Community Day! We had such a great time!
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Canning for Kiwanis of Medford

On September 21st, some CCSR members got out to help the Kiwanis Club of Medford raise money! Check out some of the posts below: The Kiwanis Club even gave us a shoutout! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.catallo/videos/10219727659564015/  
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Tufts University Shoutout

Thank you to Tufts University Community Relations for the shout-out! Read what they had to say below.  
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CCSR Shoutout by Mayor Burke

Read Mayor Burke's comments about the CCSR and the 3D Illusion Crosswalk project in the Facebook post below: https://www.facebook.com/mayorburke/photos/a.1679190082323215/2380307058878177/?type=3&theater
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Foundation Trust Grant

  The CCSR would like to acknowledge the Foundation Trust for giving us $1,500 to be able to host LGBTQ+ trainings, hosted by PFLAG, for the faculty and staff at Medford High School and the McGlynn Middle School. Also, due to the generosity of the Foundation Trust, PFLAG will be coming to the aforementioned schools ...
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CCSR 3D Illusion Crosswalk Project Featured in Scholastic News

The 3D Illusion Crosswalk Project that has garnered national attention is now featured on the September 2, 2019 issue of the Scholastic News Edition 5/6! Subscribers can access this article by clicking on the following link: https://sn56.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/090219.html
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Medford Slavery Memorial Project Reveal

Medford high school students Jenny Lu and Joe Schmidt and Brooks elementary school students Liam Brady and Jasmine Hagbourne stand next to the Medford Slavery Memorial in Salem Street Burying Ground. Photo credit to Erin Clark for WBUR   On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, CCSR students Jenny Lu, Joseph Schmidt, Jasmine Hagbourne, and Liam Brady unveiled the ...
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3D Crosswalk Project Featured in News

The 3D Crosswalk Project started by Brooks CCSR students Eric and Isa has gained a lot of attention as the crosswalk was finished in April, 2019. There are multiple news articles on the crosswalks: https://patch.com/massachusetts/medford/3-d-crosswalk-installed-outside-medford-school https://boston.curbed.com/2019/4/23/18512272/medford-3d-crosswalks https://whdh.com/news/medford-elementary-school-students-see-3d-crosswalk-plan-come-to-life/   And there is a NowThis video about the crosswalk: Your browser does not support the video tag. ...
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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 ...
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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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CCSR Eighth Grade Open House

Last night MHS/MVTHS hosted its annual Eight Grade Open House Night at which the CCSR participated in as one of the stops along the tour. It was a pleasure speaking to future MHS/MVTHS students and parents about we do to make the world a better place. We can't wait to do it again!   var ...
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ELL Giveback Project wins KIND Schools Challenge

  CBS Article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/n/students-surprised-with-national-award-for-helping-others-navigate-school/vp-AAyz3rj
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2018 CCSR Student Fair

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20180510/student-fair-showcases-growth-of-social-responsibility-group-in-medford
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CCSR School Committee Meeting

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20171221/school-lunch-policy-district-initiatives-reviewed-at-final-school-committee-meeting
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Bates Insurance Sponsors CCSR T-Shirts

All the staff and student leaders at the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at Medford High School would like to thank Andrea Bates at Bates Insurance for her generous donation of $700.00 for the purchase of T-Shirts! It is people like her that serve as positive role models for our youth. Once again, thank ...
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Channel 5 Awards A+ to CCSR

http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2017/10/27/channel-5-awards-a-to-center-for-citizenship-social-responsibility/  
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CCSR Awarded 100K Grant

http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2017/06/06/center-for-citizenship-social-responsibility-awarded-cummings-100-grant/  
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CCSR Welcomes State Treasurer Deb Goldberg

https://bostonnewsgroup.com/2016/03/20/medford-public-schools-center-for-citizenship-and-social-responsibility-welcomes-state-treasurer-deb-goldberg/      
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