Cambridge Community Center Afterschool

By Cambridge Community Center

Providing safe, in-person full day academic and social-emotional support for school-age children.

Cambridge Community Center: Building Community Together since 1929
This program runs during the school year.
Monday through Friday. Morning and Afternoon.

Sept 5 - June 21, 2PM - 6PM daily.

Ages: 4 to 13.

Grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Eligibility is based mainly on grade level - JK-8th grade. We allow children and families to enroll even if they do not attend CPS or live in Cambridge.

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Latifah James
Director of Youth and Family Services

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

OST Enrollment Form.pdf

Click here to enroll online!

Please Contact Latifah James for enrollment and she will walk you through tuition/enrollment. Then you will meet with Rachel Kinch and be introduced to all OST staff and children.

Contact us if you have any questions about the enrollment process! Registration began in July and there is no deadline.


Regular programming is $125/week or $40 Day.

Vacation week programming is $225/week or $50 Day (Open 7:30AM-5:30PM)

  • Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Available
  • Accepts Vouchers
  • Sliding scale based on income

CCC Scholarship Application.pdf

We have a limited amount of scholarship funding, which will be distributed based on need on a first-come first-served basis.


  • In-person only.

Cambridge Community Center

5 Callender St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridgeport, Mid Cambridge, and Riverside

Refreshments provided.
Childcare provided.
Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

Inludes Sports, Cooking, Dance classes, Science Club, Karate, girls & boys group for young people.

We are dedicated to family engagement, positive behavior guidance, and innovation to support the social-emotional development of every child we serve. 


Program Principals
Our Out-of-School Time Programs are based around three principles we call the Three C's:

  1. Care for Self
  2. Care for Others
  3. Care for Community

We believe that life is a journey of personal growth ascending from a focus on self, to a focus on others, to a focus on community and the world.

Behavior Guidance
We use the Nurtured Heart Approach, which is designed to guide children in the most positive way possible. Our goal is for children to learn from their mistakes, to take ownership of their actions, and to develop their social-emotional and problem solving skills. 

Family Engagement
We are dedicated to enrolling not only children, but families. Group leaders update parents every week and help plan monthly Family Nights. The first Friday of every month is Family Night, where all of our families are invited to eat dinner and socialize with staff and other families. Past family nights have included decorating gingerbread houses, movie nights, and collage making! 

Program continues to run during Winter vacation, February vacation, and April vacation.

In-Person Full Day Support Program.pdf