Thank you to the many of you who joined our School Partnerships Gathering! We had over 100 people in the room and the energy was palpable. Thank you again to the Foundry for hosting (please reach out to them about booking space – they have so many amazing resources available!)
After our meeting, we had a chance to connect with folks and asked them, “What's something you learned today?" Here are some of the responses we received:
To facilitate ongoing learning and networking, we've created a directory of all the meeting attendees, which you can view here.
Below are announcements - and some amazing language related resources from Crystal Rosa (thank you!)
Also, be sure to check out the upcoming 2024 ESON/MSN Network and 2024 RAY meeting dates/topics!
With gratitude for all that you each do,
Nadia & Annie
Breakout Group Notes & Participants
Many of you asked if we could specifically share the notes from each of our breakout groups with names and emails - here they are!
We encourage you all to reach out to each other to continue these conversations - or start new ones! We will also be reviewing notes to see what we can continue to work on in our networks and across organizations.
Check out the Breakout Group Notes & Participants below:
Space Available at The Foundry (Applications Due 12/29/23)
Would your program like to use The Foundry's amazing facilities to offer weekly classes for young people? Weekly programs are selected on a quarterly basis for up to 12 weeks of programming per season. For this season, applications open on November 10. Applications are due on Friday, December 29. The spring season runs between March and May.
Any programs that meet their community guidelines and make positive use of the space are welcome at The Foundry! For more information about how they will select which programs are accepted each season, you can review their Program Rubric.
This application should take around 10-20 minutes to fill out and you can view the full application here. Questions about the application or this process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the rooms available at The Foundry, visit their website. To see the hourly cost of each room, see their sliding scale.
From the Language Barriers breakout group a few things emerged. Here are resources on those needs:
The need for teachers to use plain language in their communications to families:
Although an organization may have bilingual staff available, their skill is not at a level for helping native speakers adequately. Interpretation services should be available to bilingual staff too:
Please inform the event participants that they can always Schedule a Meeting or Submit a Request for Assistance to discuss how to get their work translated or have interpretation at a community meeting.
Tell all 8th-12th Graders: Come to the MIT Museum Teen Science Cafe!
Designed by teens for teens, Teen Science Cafes bring together scientists and students, grades 8-12 to explore new research and discuss what inspires and influences people to pursue careers in STEM.
Join local researchers and other teens for a night exploring the field of psychology. Hear from experts on behavioral psychology and language, and engage in fun and interactive learning centered on interpersonal relationships and brain games.
Upcoming Event: Psych Night, Sat, Dec 16th, 6-8 pm
Registration Link. Questions? Contact Melisa Rojas, email@example.com
ESON Coordinator Position is Posted!
The Agenda for Children OST is looking to hire a new Elementary School-Out-of-School Time Network (ESON) Coordinator (Shawn Proctor’s former position)! ESON is a coordinated and committed coalition of Cambridge out-of-school time providers, schools, families, and community partners who work together to provide equitable access to quality learning experiences beyond the school day and school year for JK-5 children.
Interested? Click here to apply or share the link with someone who would be a great fit! If you have questions, please feel free to contact Khari Milner, firstname.lastname@example.org
CRLS Youth Equity Summit
CRLS Youth Equity Summit is on January 24th from 12:30 - 3:00-ish! Table at the Actionable Advocacy Fair with opportunities for teens to get involved in your programs. Reach out to Sam Musher to get involved: email@example.com
Free Drop-In Tutoring at The Library
The Teen Room at the Cambridge Public Library Main Branch has free Drop-In Tutoring for ages 12 – 18 on Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:00pm Questions? Contact Paul Trunnell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakthrough Application is Live
For current 6th graders, find out more at here.
Friday Night Hype & Rollin’ N Summer Resources
Friday Night Hype is hosting a Winter Dance! Students from around the district will come together for a winter celebration at the Friday Night Hype Winter Dance. All middle school students are welcome!
Friday, Dec. 15th, 2023 at the Community Art Center Gym, 119 Windsor St., Cambridge
Grades 6 & 7: Dance is from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Grades 8 & 9: Dance is from 8:30 - 10:00 PM
There is no cost (permission slip is required).
Rollin' N Summer Resources is happening on March 2nd! RSVP and save the date!
Debbie Bonilla, email@example.com
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