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Job Opening – Community Liaison

i Aug 22nd No Comments by

Please submit resume’s and cover letters through our posting on Indeed.com at the link below:

Click Here to Apply

Community Liaison & Adult Enrichment Coordinator 2018

Sea Creatures Invade The House!

i Aug 22nd No Comments by

The New England Aquarium paid a visit to the house today to let our summer campers interact with their portable touch tanks. There were lots of fascinating sea-creatures to observe up-close. Thanks to Aquarium staffers Denny, Gisleyne, and Megan for making the experience educational AND fun!

Harvard Med Students Visit the House

i Aug 9th No Comments by

A group of students from the Harvard Medical School stopped by yesterday to spend some time with Selvin Chambers and the staff at Margaret Fuller House. The group got to learn about our work in the community and the challenges facing many people in our area. They got some career advice and were treated to some great local food from Izzy’s. Thanks for stopping by – you’re always welcome at the House!

We Still Have Summer Camp Openings!

i Jul 19th No Comments by

New Tech Lab Open!

i Jul 13th No Comments by

 

 

 

 

 

The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House Community Tech Lab is Open! We offer the lab for job searching, skill-building, and for tasks that require access to the internet. Come by during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm, to check it out. A BIG thank you to Google Cambridge Campus and the tech-savvy volunteers who got the lab up and running. In the months ahead, we’ll be offering structured workshops in the lab so stay tuned…

Selvin Chambers Leading The House!

i Jul 9th No Comments by

Selvin Chambers has been named as the Executive Director of Margaret Fuller House.  Slevin has tremendous experience leading non-profits with a focus on human services and community advancement.  The Board of Directors is pleased that Selvin is leading the staff during an important time in the organizations history.  The services and support that Magaret Fuller House provide in the community are needed as much today as they ever have.  Selvin is committed to our mission and to our neighbors.

The 13th Annual PORT Community Pride Day

i Sep 16th No Comments by

On Saturday September 12, neighbors, friends and family came together to celebrate the culture and diversity of the Port Community, as well as learn about various resources and services. People of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed the neighborhood cookout, music, arts & crafts, and amusements available. We especially loved the talented face painters and of course, the moon bounces and pony rides are always a hit!

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Children enjoying the Moon Bounces

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Pony Rides!


Opening up the performances of the day, were the talented young people from the Community Art Center who graced us with their skills in dance. Our friends JG and the Meggatones played our favorite soul and R&B hits. Also performing was the Fred Woodward Collective, a group of truly amazing instrumentalists. Linda McClean from Pentecostal Tabernacle got the kids involved in the fun by pulling them all up on stage for a dance! Closing out the day was the Hip Hop Transformation Project, a group of Cambridge teens learning about the history and production of hip hop. They were a great group of energetic talent and we look forward to seeing where they go next!

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Kids take the stage to DANCE!

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The basketball tournament was, as always, a major highlight. Congratulations to this year’s winning teams!

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The event was planned in partnership with Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, MIT, the City of Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Public Health Department, the City of Cambridge Department of Human Services, Port Action Group, Area 4 Coalition, the Community Art Center, and Pentecostal Tabernacle.

We want to give a shout-out to Jaclyn Rose of the Cambridge Police Department, who was crucial in coordinating with the Department, and to Matt Nelson of CPD, who served as grill-master in the hot sun all day long! A special thanks to the Cambridge Fire Department, as well as to Ducky Downs of Cambridge Public Works, who worked tirelessly in cleaning up the event. To all of our amazing volunteers from Cambridge Running Club, Lesley University and the community at large, a huge thank you for making this day happen!

We hope everyone has a great autumn and we look forward to all the fun events in our neighborhood to come!

Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page and in the Photo Albums!

LIT’s Make Banner in Response to Neighborhood Violence

i Sep 9th No Comments by

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In response to the recent killing of Rasaun Nichols, the Leaders in Training decided to send a message of peace and love to their neighborhood. They worked together to design and paint a banner to let the Port community know that they- and the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House as a whole- stand united with the community, not only in sadness and anger but also in love and hope.

 

 

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End of Summer Party

i Sep 9th No Comments by

On Friday, August 28th, the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House celebrated the end of a wonderful Summer Explorations Program with the annual End Of Summer Party. It was a beautiful day filled with good food and fun. Families gathered to watch the kids show off their skills through a talent show, dance performances and displays of their artwork. The Leaders in Training Program for the summer came to a close as well and the LITs helped out and reflected on their experiences throughout the summer.

 

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Salsa in the Park

i Sep 3rd No Comments by

On August 7th at the Clement Morgan Park, MetaMovements, in collaboration with the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, hosted “Salsa in the Park”.

MetaMovements is “an entrepreneurial artist collective dedicated to using the arts as a tool for positive transformation of self and community, creating bonds, fostering meaningful relationships and creating lasting social change.” Click here to learn more.

A free and popular outdoor summer series for all ages, backgrounds and abilities, Salsa In The Park is an innovative community engagement project that transforms public space for public benefit through music, dance and education. A public health initiative, featuring movement as a key to wellness, it draws over 500 people from all walks of life every Monday evening from 6pm to 9pm for salsa instruction (dance and percussion), high quality performances showcasing a variety of cultures and genres, social dancing and health and wellness promotion. MetaMovement’s weekly Salsa In The Park is held at South End’s Blackstone Community Center courtyard every summer.

The Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House has been fortunate enough to collaborate with MetaMovements, who taught dance lessons to Margaret Fuller House youth throughout the summer and helped us in hosting our very own Salsa in the Park! It was fantastic evening with a turnout of hundreds of folks of all ages. We want to thank MetaMovements and look forward to further collaboration with this wonderful organization.

Stayed tuned for updates on future events!

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