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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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Kensley Project Party Celebrates Neighborhood Strength

i Aug 26th No Comments by

This past Saturday, hundreds of people from Area 4 and across the city of Cambridge came to celebrate neighborhood strength at a block party in our backyard.

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Members of the Kensley Project enjoy a performance by Elon Flyfield

The half-day event featured musical performances and face painting, basketball playing and water dunking—all of it thanks to a new community group called the Kensley Project, and the many people who support it.

The Kensley Project formed earlier this summer to honor the memory of Kensley David, a 22-year-old father shot and killed on Windsor Street in July. In the aftermath of that tragedy, several of his friends committed to strengthening the quality of life for residents of Area 4/The Port—and they’ve been adding members to the group ever since.

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From left: Cambridge Police Lt. Dan Wagner; Kensley Project Co-Founder Santos Carrasquillo; and Cambridge Vice Mayor Dennis Benzan

We’ll bring you some of their voices in later posts, but for now, enjoy some photographs of the block party below. Thanks to all who organized it, supported it, attended it, and cleaned up after it—and see you next Saturday, Sept. 6, for Area 4 Pride Day!

To learn more about the Kensley Project, email kensleyproject@gmail.com.

LIT Blog Post #3!

i Jul 30th No Comments by

Two weeks ago, our LITs (Leaders in Training) took a trip to the New England Aquarium. Last week, they went rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders of Somerville. Here are some of their reflections and pictures:

Adrianna: “I loved it–there was a variety of types of rock climbing to choose from. Auto-belay, manual and free-climbing.”

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Mariysa: “I don’t have much to say–it was fun.”

Sage: “I loved the challenge. I was surprised when I completed the intermediate-advanced climb.”

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Stephen (on left): “This trip was my first experience rock climbing. I wasn’t expecting anything, good or bad, when I came in but I was surprised.”

Check out these pictures from the trip to the New England Aquarium! It’s been a fun few weeks!

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Stay tuned for more of the LIT adventures to come this summer!

The New Playground Is Here!

i Oct 18th No Comments by

About 200 volunteers gathered in our backyard last Saturday to build a playground for the kids of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House and the entire Area IV community. It was a tremendous day.

For seven straight hours, adults from far and wide worked outside, hammering, hauling and pouring concrete.

Indoors, the kids painted panels that spelled out the letters of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House.

So many people worked for months to make it happen, and they all deserve our thanks. But our kids would still be playing on a tired pair of monkey bars and a couple of raggedy slides if not for the generous support of Boston Properties, Gillette, and- of course- the national non-profit KaBOOM!

Thanks to you, and hundreds of volunteers, we now have what one of our kids described as “a miracle.”

For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House PSA

i May 17th No Comments by

A quick Public Service Announcement about the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House

News & Event Updates

i Sep 21st No Comments by

New update on our calendar section: Computer classes are starting up again, held every Monday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the MFNH computer lab…we hope to see you there!

We’ll also be hosting a Halloween party (with our very own spooky haunted house) on October 29th. More details on this exciting event will be posted soon!

Also, if you didn’t see it at our Parents Night (or you want to see it again), we’ve uploaded the Summer Explorations program video to Youtube.  Lots of great memories from Summer ’10 at the MFNH!

Watch the video here:

New photos!

i Aug 18th No Comments by

Check out the pictures from our trip to Farrington Education Center. The summer kids enjoyed a day of hiking, sports, art projects and the delicious outdoor bbq at Farrington’s facility.

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Summer Explorations Photos

i Aug 8th No Comments by

Check out the photos from our latest Summer Explorations field trips!

From our recent trip to the Fenway to see the Red Sox vs. the Cleveland Indians, August 4th:

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And our trip to Crane Beach in Ipswich on July 30th:

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