What's Happening at East End House
May 2015 Newsletter

Clean Up Day 2015

On Saturday, May 9th, over 100 people from across the community joined their neighbors for the 6th annual East Cambridge and Wellington-Harrington (We-Ha) Clean Up Day. East End House would like to thank all the volunteers and everyone who made the event possible! Read more »

What Are You Curious About? East End House at This Year's Cambridge Science Festival

Every year East End House school age students enter the Cambridge Science Festival’s Curiosity Challenge. Youth write poems, draw pictures, and make collages to express their curiosity about a topic of their choice. This year, four East End House students were selected as winners, and are invited along with their families to the Curiosity Awards on April 25th, to celebrate science and curiosity. The winning questions were, “How big were T-Rex’s feet?”, “Why can’t penguins fly?”, “Why do volcanoes have lava in them?”, and “How does a plane stay in the air?” The winning entries were displayed at the awards ceremony and will be published in a Curiosity Challenge book. Read more »

Kinetic Sculptures Spring 2015

East End House's Middle School Program participated in a two-month elective entitled Kinetic STEAMulation: Sculptures in Motion. Our middle school youth were introduced to the concept of kinetic sculptures or sculpture in motion as part of an ongoing focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Read more »

Family Engagement and Fun with Science

As part of a series of family events, the School Age Program hosted its 5th annual Family Night on April 8th. Families enjoyed a nutritious dinner together, complete with “Jaguar Juice” that our Red Jaguar group invented as a part of an interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) unit, experimenting with juice recipes. Student’s learned a variety of lab skills and good habits such as ratios and the importance of precise measurement. The Families then competed in an engineering design challenge similar to ones that many of our students complete as a part of hands-on STEM units. Read more »

Middle School Youth Engage in Service-Learning Project on Bullying

Whether in the role of victim, perpetrator, or bystander, everyone likely has a bullying story of his or her own...but is everyone willing to share it? A 2010 study by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) revealed that at least 64% of bullying incidents go unreported. And yet, 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying. So how do we make youth feel safe enough to speak up about these issues? Read more »

GenoExplorers Coming in Summer 2015

Ever wonder why your eyes are a certain color or your hair is a certain texture? Ever wonder why you can or can't curl your tongue or wiggle your ears? This summer, East End House middle school students will examine these questions and more, as they are exposed to a range of topics within the realm of genetic diversity with a particular focus on the ways in which genes and traits are inherited. This will all happen through GenoExplorers, an exciting, new 7-week science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) service-learning curriculum. Read more »

Our Mission

East End House community center uses a holistic approach to promote the well-being, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities. As part of the approach, East End House provides support services to a diverse population, from infants to seniors, to strengthen family and community.



12th Annual Cooking for a Cause - Coming Soon

Fall 2015 marks the founding of East End House 140 years ago! As part of East End House’s 140th Year anniversary celebration, the 12th Annual Cooking for a Cause will take place in spring 2016. Stay tuned for more of the exciting details!

April was National Volunteer Month - Volunteer Today!

National Volunteer Month is an opportunity for East End House to recognize current volunteers and encourage and inspire every person who is not yet a volunteer to find a way to engage in their community. To help kick-off our month of service, Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS) teachers and staff spent an afternoon volunteering with East End House! Read more »

2014 Year in Review

It’s not too late to check out East End House's 2014 Year in Review! It includes inspiring success stories from the past year. You can also learn about ways to join us in our vital work.

Click here to download the review.

Save the Date Calendar

Middle School Summer Program - YO! Youth Opportunities Registration

The Middle School Program is currently registering youth for YO! Youth Opportunities Summer Program. This is an exciting full-day program that runs for 7 weeks during the summer for youth in sixth through eighth grades. For more information, please contact Stephanie Gendron, Senior Director of Youth Opportunities at stephanie@eastendhouse.org or 617-876-4444.

School Age Program - Summer Fun Registration

The School Age Program is currently registering youth for the Summer Fun Program! This is a fun-filled program that runs for 10 weeks during the summer for youth in Kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information, please contact Catharine Downs at catharine@eastendhouse.org or 617-876-4444. Openings will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Powerful Parenting

Every Wednesday
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Now through June 24th. Powerful Parenting is a parenting technique workshop series that builds on the experience and knowledge parents already have while teaching new skills and connecting parents. Session topics include baby brain development, positive discipline, the stages of child development, health and wellness, and much more. Read more »


Every Tuesday
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your 0-5 year old for a fun morning of games, puzzles, and more. No need to sign up, just drop by. Playgroups are a great way for parents and children to socialize. When weather permits, playgroups will take place in the East End House backyard garden. A healthy snack is provided. For more information, contact Camille Platt at 617-876-4444 or camille@eastendhouse.org.

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