STEP 3: Compete on June 14th!
Starting at Cambridge Crossing, your team competes in a variety of intellectual, physical, and community service missions, racking up points for your chosen nonprofit partner.
Then, come celebrate at the Block Party at Tech Square where checks are presented to the nonprofits, and the winning team will lift the Kendall Cup!
NonProfit / Start-up pricing
Nonprofits: 501c(3) or 501c(6) organizations with budgets under $750K
Start-ups: With 20 or fewer employees; less than $500K in gross revenue; and
less than $10 million in capital
Questions? Email Kendra Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Warm Up & Kick Off!
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Challenge throughout the
Kendall Square area
4:00PM - 6:00PM
We have the honor of partnering with 8 nonprofits who will be beneficiaries of the 2023 Kendall Square Challenge. When registering their teams, Team Captains will be prompted to choose one of these nonprofits to support throughout the Challenge.
Cambridge School Volunteers is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been contributing to the academic and personal success of Cambridge Public School students since 1966. CSV recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to work with students, with a particular focus on underserved student populations who have had less access historically to the additional support we provide. Our work aligns with the academic and social and emotional learning objectives of the Cambridge Public Schools, as well as the district’s equity and anti-racist initiatives. CSV matches volunteers for consistent, weekly support roles in Cambridge’s 12 elementary schools, five upper schools, and one high school, primarily in one-to-one placements.
CASPAR (Cambridge And Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery) is a community-based non-profit organization founded in 1970 in response to growing community need for substance abuse treatment. At that time, no treatment options existed other than local hospital emergency rooms for the 10% of the population affected by substance use disorders. The decriminalization of alcoholism in Massachusetts in the early 1970s—a legislative initiative spearheaded by CASPAR’s founders— reinforced CASPAR’s recognition that people with substance use disorders require treatment, not incarceration.
Enroot was established in 1938 as Cambridge Community Federation, a philanthropic federation with a mandate to coordinate the development of charitable funds, to assess needs in the community, and to distribute funds accordingly amongst federation members. In 1951, the organization rebranded as Cambridge Community Services (CCS), a community development agency which assessed community needs and designed programs in response. CCS served as a neutral convener, technical assistance provider, and catalyst for positive social change. Since the agency’s inception, community building had been at the heart of every undertaking. Since pivoting to direct service, CCS has played a central role in providing and coordinating youth employment, education and career services across Cambridge.
Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and creating new distribution channels to under-served populations with an emphasis on utilizing school systems to reach those in need. We envision a future where everyone in our community – regardless of age, income, or ability – has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.
Innovators for Purpose (iFp) is a BIPOC-led non-profit design and innovation studio and learning lab in Cambridge, MA. They empower young people, especially those from historically marginalized groups, to discover their passions and develop the skills and mindsets to become innovators who create a positive impact in the world, changing their lives and their communities for the better.
Through four interconnected pillars of service, Margaret Fuller House offers innovative programs that provide a holistic, wrap-around model that touches the lives of over 4,000 individuals each year in all stages of life. They work to address all of the needs of our constituents to break down barriers and lead them to a successful and sustainable path.
Per Scholas envisions a technology workforce as diverse as the customers it serves. More than 20,000 graduates have launched successful careers in tech to date through our no-cost technical training. Their mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers and to connect skilled talent to leading businesses.
The Young People’s Project (YPP) develops students aged 8-22 from traditionally marginalized populations as learners, teachers, leaders, and organizers through math (and STEM) literacy, community-building, and advocacy in order to build a unique network of young people who are better equipped to navigate life’s circumstances, are active in their communities, and advocate for education reform in America.