East End House Gets National Award

East End House recently accepted a national Family Strengthening Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and United Neighborhood Centers of America. The award, presented at its National Policy Summit in Washington, DC, is given to six organizations in the country. The Family Strengthening Award recognizes community-based agencies that offer innovative programs to connect families to essential services and engage them in their community. Read more »

East End House Toy Drive a Success

East End House recently held its annual holiday toy drive and Adopt-a-Family Program. Toys were distributed to more than 700 children, at least 200 more than last year's toy drive. The majority of families who picked up toys were from Cambridge, with all Cambridge neighborhoods represented. The East End House gym was filled with Read more »

Collaborations with City, Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge Challenge, and East End House Provide Paid Internships to Four Cambridge Teenagers

On July 11th, Jordan Swain and Jerry Vilbrun, two high school students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, sat in the legendary Fenway Park, watching the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles. Not only was this Jordan's first Red Sox game; it was the first day of work at Cambridge Innovation Center for both Jordan and Jerry. Tickets to the game were a perk to the unique experience that four Cambridge students enjoyed this summer as the first-ever Interns to work inside the dazzling building located at One Broadway in Kendall Square. Read more »

EEH's Family Strengthening Programs Receive National Recognition

The Annie E. Casey Foundation and United Neighborhood Centers of America announced today that they have chosen East End House as a 2008 Family Strengthening Award recipient. The award is given to six agencies in the country. The Family Strengthening Award recognizes community based agencies that offer innovative programs to connect families to essential services and engage them in their community. Read more »

EEH Supporters and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Children's Programs

Last Sunday twelve supporters and staff of East End House plunged into the Atlantic to raise money for summer camp and childcare programs run by the agency. They were part of a group of over 100 who participated in the New England Network's Polar Plunge for Children. Read more »

EEH Addresses Hunger and Poverty at the Community Level

It is important to remember that hunger and poverty are issues that affect every neighborhood every day of the year. These are complex issues requiring our attention on both the policy and community levels, and eradicating them will take time and a multi-system approach. More effective and compassionate policies that make it easier for working families to make ends meet are part of the long-term solution. In the meantime, community programs that can meet immediate needs and serve as a point-of-entry for services are equally important. Read more »

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