Below are the profiles of the 6 charities that we have the honor of partnering with for the 2020 Kendall Square Challenge
Team captains will be prompted to choose a charity when they register the team.
Founded in 1994, Science Club for Girls fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs led by committed mentors in STEM careers. With women making up less than 26% of the STEM workforce—and Black and Hispanic women at less than 4%—SCFG addresses a critical need, offering engaging STEM activities, mentorship, and leadership opportunities to over 250 girls in grades K - 12 across 7 sites in Cambridge, Boston, and Somerville.
De Novo provides free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. De Novo draws on the expertise of 140 dedicated volunteer professionals to serve our community’s most vulnerable members.
The mission of Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House is to strengthen and empower youth, families and community residents. We work to address the economic, political and social inequities that shape the lives of Area 4 residents
Digital exclusion perpetuates poverty. Without the tools, access, and skills to achieve academically and progress economically, it has become incredibly difficult to succeed in school and to gain employment. Tech Goes Home brings new computers, Internet access, and digital life skills training to those without so students can do homework, adults can find jobs and manage finances, and seniors can connect with loved ones and live healthier lives.
The Community Arts Center's mission is to cultivate an engaged community of youth whose powerful artistic voices transform their lives, their neighborhoods, and their worlds. Our comprehensive approach to arts learning encourages artistic growth, personal development and helps youth create art that addresses community issues and promotes social justice. The
Community Art Center promotes creativity as central to human development and a human right. Started by a group of neighborhood parents in 1937, the Community Art Center is a historic cornerstone community organization located in Cambridge's Port neighborhood - right down the street from Kendall Square. The Art Center has provided arts programming to thousands of Cambridge families from the Washington Elms/Newtowne Court and public housing developments and beyond.
Tutoring Plus advances educational equity by supporting youth in their academic, personal and social growth through free, individualized tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programs. Our vision is a world where every young person is empowered with the knowledge and confidence to create their future.