"You ask a pre-kindergarten class what they expect to find in the garden, and one student offers: an octopus. For that student, this is a valid theory. Maybe we will find an octopus out in the garden. Later on, you can use their experience to make a conclusion. Did we see an octopus while we were out in the garden?”Read More
CitySprouts is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! CitySprouts completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and coaching, and an extensive internal planning and change process to better integrate volunteers into our human capital strategy.Read More
Concern about the cavernous gap in young people’s opportunity for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is widely shared but few consider that the pipeline to successful STEM careers starts as early as age 3. Science learning has an important role even in preschool education, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center points out in their STEM Starts Early 2017 report.Read More
CitySprouts relies on the help of skilled gardener volunteers to help keep our partner schools' gardens growing and thriving through the summer months. The Garden Volunteer commits to caring for a specific garden during some or all of the summer.Read More
itySprouts will present their 2018 Environmental & Community Impact Award to science educator Karen Worth at a ceremony on May 9th, held at the Shire in Kendall Square, Cambridge. “Karen’s expertise and experience in children’s science education, and particularly for early childhood, echoes the foundational elements of CitySprouts’ vision. We are thrilled to be honoring her work with CitySprouts’ award this year,” said CitySprouts board president Dr. Jeff Perrin.Read More
The Garden Coordinator is a full-time, year round staff position. Garden Coordinators will be responsible for delivering the CitySprouts program to 3 school partners during the school year and to lead 1 middle school program, in both after school and summer. The Garden Coordinator reports to the Program Director.Read More
CitySprouts will be making an important change to our summer youth program in 2018.
We will hold one 6-week session, replacing the two 4-week sessions we've run up until now. The dates of the summer program will be July 2 through August 10. It will be held at the same four Cambridge sites as in the past (VLUS, RAUC, CSUS and PAUS) and the same hours each day (9am to 1pm). The honorarium to youth for completing the program will increase to $150.Read More