Agassiz Baldwin inspires creativity, culture, and community. For over 40 years, we’ve engaged Cambridge residents of all ages in unique children’s programs, community events, arts, and opportunities for civic involvement.
As stated in our Articles of Incorporation, ABC strives “to promote the health, safety, and welfare of community members including development and operation of educational, recreational, and cultural programs.” Our mission is to provide a forum for discussion (via the Agassiz Neighborhood Council) and action (via Agassiz Baldwin Community programs) in the community.Formerly called the Agassiz Neighborhood Council, Inc., Agassiz Baldwin Community, A Cambridge Corporation (ABC) is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that provides services and programs for Cambridge residents.Our programs and services include:
—The Agassiz Neighborhood Council provides community members with the opportunity to have their voices heard as well as take action on a variety of issues and initiatives. It meets monthly (except for July and August). The Whistler, our community newsletter, includes the minutes from each month’s Council meeting as well as information about ABC’s programs, events, and other items of interest in Cambridge.
—Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Programs include preschool, afterschool, summer program, parent/child playgroups, and opportunities for middle school students to get work experience through our Counselors-in-Training and Teachers-in-Training programs.
—Our arts programming includes Maud Morgan Arts (studios and classes for adults and children), Chandler Gallery, Introducing Art performance series, and specialized arts instruction in our children’s programs.
—Community events and services include our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast, the Kids Only Holiday Sale, and an annual Play Day! Community Party. Download the Agassiz Baldwin Community Calendar 2012-2013, or view our online calendar. We also offer technical support for community initiatives, resources and referrals on neighborhood issues, and neighborhood archives.
—New to our collection is the Living Well Network, a grassroots, volunteer-supported initiative to help older residents stay in their homes as they age. This network will include contiguous neighborhoods, Porter Square, Neighborhood 9, Mid-Cambridge, and abutting sections of Somerville.