East End House works with national networks of human service organizations across the country to share best practices for tackling the toughest issues facing our communities.
We were recently part of the launch of the Alliance for Children and Families' Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building. Learn more about this exciting initiative here!
East End House achieved an outstanding accomplishment earlier this year when it earned reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation. The agency's School Age and Middle School Programs are 2 out of only 3 programs in Massachusetts accredited for high quality Child and Youth Development Services. The final accreditation report sings high praises:
"Ethics, integrity, honesty and compassion are evident in every aspect of this organization's operation."
"The culture of the staff in this organization is one of respect, passion and cooperation."
Two-thirds of the achievement gap between low income and higher income students is attributed to disparities in summer opportunities (Alexander, Entwistle, & Olsen, 2007). To combat the loss of learning when school is out, this summer East End House provided middle and high school youth with fun, hands-on service-learning projects about ecology and the science of food systems.
Barbeque and ice cream and games oh my! On August 20th, over 500 people enjoyed a free community celebration at East End House's Annual Summer Block Party.
Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, including All-Brand New England, the Biogen Idec Blues Band, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Public Health Department's Men's Health League, CambridgeSide Galleria, East Cambridge Business Association, East Cambridge Planning Team, J.P. Licks, and the Kennedy Neighborhood Council and Community School.
When was the last time you conquered your fear of heights, performed in a play, put on a puppet show, and created an artistic masterpiece all in one week? This is just a sampling of the many adventures that youth in the School Age Program experienced during February vacation. East End House staff planned a fun filled week including rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders, an interactive play at the Cambridge Public Library, a trip to the Children's Museum, and a Digital Arts Program at the Microsoft Store. Although school vacation week is over, the School Age Program offers exciting and educational activities every day and we're already planning for April vacation and summer. Please contact Catharine Downs for more information at Catharine@eastendhouse.org or 617-876-4444.