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Recap: Berta Golahny Awards at CCAE

Berta Golahny Awards at CCAE

On April 1, 2016, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) proudly announced the winners of the first annual Berta Golahny Awards. Created in recognition of prolific artist, mentor, and teacher Berta Golahny, the Golahny Awards were awarded to two teachers and three student artists in one of the larger receptions CCAE has seen in recent years.

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Not for Nothin' - Jennifer Jonaissant, Homeowners Rehab

Foreclosure prevention and home improvement programs for Cambridge

Jennifer Jonassaint from Homeowner's Rehab discusses HRI's foreclosure prevention and home improvement programs with host Susan Fleischmann.

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Fitness with Coach Doro

Doro Sadowicz at CCAE by Paul Sayed

With a background in molecular biology and bio-chemistry, Doro Sadowicz works as a researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by day. By night she is a fitness instructor and health coach.  At the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Coach Doro teaches CIZE and Insanity. According to Doro, she was not always an athletic person and used to shy away from exercising in public or in groups.

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Mark Zurlo and Tony Chin, Running for the Heather Abbott Foundation

providing prosthetic devices for those who need them

Mark Zurlo and Tony Chin are running the Boston Marathon to raise money for the Heather Abbott Foundation, which raises money to help amputees thrive in their recovery and return to the life they love. Heather lost a leg in the Marathon bombings, and was fortunate to receive donations for her own prosthetics - something that is very hard for most people to pay for.

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Girlhood Project Educates Girls on Tough Topics

 On Tuesdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Lesley University hosts the Girlhood Project in two classrooms of their Wolfard hall. The program's goal is to expose middle school girls to their girlhood, and all the culture and social problems that come with it.

The program was started in 2008 by Lesley professor Amy Rutstein-Riley, and now runs along side her Girlhood, Identity, and Girl Culture course. College students from this class serve as mentors this program.

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Not for Nothin' - Amanda Chen from the Salvation Army


Amanda Chen from the Salvation Army talks with Susan Fleischmann about the youth programs available at the Salvation Army, particularly Bridgin' the Gap, and opportunity for court-involved and at-risk teens.

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Empty Bowls event features soups by local restaurants, bowls by local potters

Project benefits On The Rise

A menu of epicurean soups and a display of hand-crafted pottery bowls by area artisans drew a crowd Saturday for the Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon at the Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, Inman Square.  The event was a benefit for On The Rise Inc., a day program based nearby at 341 Broadway; it aids women who are homeless or in need of basic support services.

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Become a Cambridge reporter, March 9 @ 6 p.m.!

Wednesday, March 9 @ 6 p.m. @ CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue:

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Not for Nothin' - Dyanne London, Encampment for Citizenship


Dyanne London, Board member of the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is interviewed by Susan Fleischmann. EFC conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action.

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Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon Saturday, March 12, noon to 3 pm

Empty bowls project helps feed the hungry in Cambridge

The Third Annual Empty Bowls project on Saturday, March 12, will help feed the hungry in Cambridge. In return for a $35 contribution, donors will share a festive lunch between noon and 3 pm at the Puritan & Co. restaurant at 1166 Cambridge Street in Inman Square. The menu will feature home-made specialty soups contributed by local eateries. Each patron can choose and take home a bowl hand-crafted by a local artisan.