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Founded in 2005, Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) offers superior academics and dedicated, excellent teachers who know each and every student well, and hold all students to very high expectations for achievement and behavior. The school enrolls 360 students in grades 6-12.

Measures of the effectiveness of the CCSC model include:

  • CCSC earned a #1 ranking in Mass. based on its 10th grade MCAS scores in English (2013 & 2012) and math (2012 & 2011).
  • Since 2009, 100% of our graduates have been admitted to colleges, 90% to four-year schools. Class of 2014 graduates will attend Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, Haverford College and UMass Amherst, to name a few.
  • As a graduation requirement, every senior participates in a career exploratory internship with one of our community partners (Mass General Hospital, Akamai, The Broad Institute, Draper Labs, the Museum of Science, Northeastern University, and more), gaining invaluable real-world experience before they head off to college.
  • Parents of current students laud the CCSC program, and our waiting list grows longer every year.

We need your financial support to build on our success. Your donations will help us continue to strengthen our programs and improve our facilities by giving us additional resources to:

  • Renovate and add space to accommodate additional classrooms and science labs;
  • Support of our evening study hall program, CCSC @Night;
  • Purchase books for our library and Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) programs;
  • Purchase new laptop computers and enhance our teaching technology;
  • Enhance academic and extracurricular programs.

All donations to CCSC’s charitable giving entity, Community Charter School of Cambridge Foundation, Inc., are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Please make checks payable to Community Charter School of Cambridge Foundation, Inc. and mail to CCSC, 245 Bent St., Cambridge, MA 02141, marked to the attention of Halley Zummo, Development and External Relations Coordinator.

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For further information or with questions about our fundraising efforts, please contact Halley Zummo at 617 354-0047 ext.334, or

Along with financial support, we welcome volunteer help. Tutors are needed to work with high schools students after school, and we are always looking for local businesses and nonprofit organizations to host our senior interns in the spring. Please see the Ways to Volunteer page on this site.