volunteer programs

ReachOut Resources


Cambridge Community Center (CCC)
5 Callender St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Head down Mass. Ave. to Central Square. Take a LEFT onto Western Avenue, which then bends right. (Note: if you were to take a right, the street would be Prospect - they are really the same street, just different names depending on which way you turn.) Take a RIGHT onto Howard and take your first LEFT onto Callender Street. CCC will be on your right hand side. (Look for the orange slide.)

ReachOut Tutor Supply Grants

Do you have a cool idea or project you'd like to do with your ReachOut student? Something educational, yet fun for both you and your student? Instead of having to pull money out of your own pocket, you can apply for a grant to fund the materials! Examples: Making a necklace out of lettered beads or making a board game.

Step 1: Read and complete the application

Step 2: Email your request to reachout-staff@mit.edu and await approval from the ReachOut staff. All requests will be approved within 5 business days.

Step 3: Once your proposal is approved, print out a copy of the MIT Tax-Exempt Form, purchase your materials (tax-exempt, of course), and submit your receipts with a signed Request for Reimbursement Form to ReachOut, MIT Public Service Center, 4-104.

Questions? Email reachout-staff@mit.edu.

Important Dates

Cambridge Public School District Holidays (2013/2014)

At the Tutoring Site

The following materials should be available to you at the site:
  • books
  • folders, paper, and composition notebooks
  • stickers
  • pencils, colored pencils, and markers
  • whiteboards and chalkboards
  • games
  • scissors, tape, and glue

In the Community

The Central Square branch of the Cambridge Public Library is a ten-minute walk from the Cambridge Community Center, at the following address:

Cambridge Public Library
45 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Visit http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl for more information and instructions about getting a library card.

On the Web

There are a number of sites on the web to check out for teaching tools and ideas. You can also learn more about the nationwide America Reads initiative by clicking on the America Reads Challenge link below.