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Medford Community Fund announces $230k in grants

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The Community Fund in Medford announced on January 6 that it had given grants totaling more than $230,000 to 25 regional charitable organizations.

In a statement, Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn said: "The work being done by these nonprofits is critical to supporting our residents. By providing this funding, the awardees will be able to make adjustments and improvements to their operations that will lead to more meaningful and engaging experiences for the community."

The Federation for Children with Special Needs, the Medford Farmers Market, TreesMedford, and Saint Raphael's Food Pantry are among the organizations that have received grants. Each organization had to explain to the fund's committee during the application process, which was completed in October, how the donations would enable them to extend their work in Medford.

The Surrounding Community Agreement between the City of Medford and Encore, a Boston resort and casino, originally included the creation of the Medford Community Fund Committee. Casinos and other gambling businesses are obliged by law to present an agreement outlining the terms of their proximity to other communities, outlining their relationship with those areas. The annual Community Fund Payments that Medford receives under the terms of this Agreement are distributed by the Medford Community Fund Committee.

This spring, Arts Collaborative Medford, Inc., a grant recipient, will open a new location on Mystic Avenue. The first startup expenses related to furnishing the space will be paid for with the grant money they received.

According to Laurel Siegel, president of Arts Collaborative Medford, "ACM aims to provide a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive space to create, enjoy, and connect with a diversity of arts and culture activities." "We encourage a variety of creators and viewers to participate in our events and want to become a long-term anchor and catalyst for the arts in Medford and adjacent towns."

The Medford Historical Society & Museum and Kesem at Tufts, the university's chapter of Camp Kesem, a camp for kids afflicted by a parent's cancer, also received funds.

The autonomous non-profit MHSM, which has served the neighborhood since 1896, offers a range of events and exhibits.

They will use the grant money to pay Erin Kelly, a professor of philosophy at Tufts, to lecture on her biography of the artist Winfred Rembert this spring. Although Rembert passed away in 2021, his wife Patsy Rembert will attend the ceremony with Kelly. The late artist co-authored Kelly's book, "Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South," and the two of them shared the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

In a message to the Daily, Margaret Bowen, head of the MHSM Program Committee, stated that Rembert's book "tells a significant and current aspect of American history." Prof. Kelly and Mrs. Rembert will be supported by the funds for their involvement, it is stated.

The Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, a different grant recipient, is an after-school organization that will utilize the money to support its new summer programming. They want to impart social entrepreneurial values and leadership abilities to pupils.

The Center pays teachers in the Medford School District to serve as advisers for students while they complete yearlong team projects, a technique known as project-based learning, with support from other sources like the Bloomberg Foundation and the Cummings Foundation. 500 or so students are enrolled in the program at the moment.

Director of the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Richard Trotta said that "[the students] are doing something they want to accomplish." They must also demonstrate some leadership qualities. … You must be cooperative and have good communication abilities.

They are currently preparing to extend their programs into the summer with the aid of the Community Fund.

Our programs mostly run during the academic year, according to Trotta. "I suggested a summer leadership academy for high school kids because there isn't much going on during the summer."

In the summer, students will study leadership skills and complete a project across two two-week sessions, carrying over parts from the academic year program.

According to Trotta, the program is just as transformative for the students enrolled as it is for the community's socioeconomic needs.

The students who are working on these projects have the opportunity to boost their self-confidence, according to Trotta. There is a natural high when people do nice deeds for other people, according to research. The brain releases endorphins. Students that do this throughout their academic careers may develop a liking for doing things to assist others as a part of who they are.

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