Become a 2019 FOCRLS Spring Bash Sponsor!

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Thanks to the generosity and community spirit of 2018 Spring Bash event sponsors, FOCRLS had a record year in awards:  39 College Scholarships to graduating seniors, 11 Student Travel Fellowships for Ecuador/Galapagos and England/Ireland/Wales, and Faculty Innovation Grants to 20 … Continued

Faculty Innovation Grants Proposals Begin!

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Friends of CRLS kicked off the 2019 Faculty Innovation Grants today by blasting proposal forms to the all CRLS staff email group.  We’ll email reminders with the proposal forms each Wednesday throughout October.  Proposals are due Monday, November 5 at … Continued

FOCRLS News: A Letter from Elaine Schear

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August 31, 2018   Dear Friends of CRLS, After twelve incredible years co-founding, volunteering with, and becoming the first Executive Director of Friends of CRLS, I am retiring from this position effective August 31. My time with FOCRLS the non-profit … Continued

Wednesday 9/12/18 — School Year Kick-off

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Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) has begun planning a variety of events and opportunities for the upcoming year and wants YOU to be involved in making them happen.  Please join us for our School Year Kick-off Gathering on Wednesday, September 12 … Continued

FOCRLS Welcomes MYSEP Employee Ezra!

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FOCRLS is delighted to welcome Ezra, our wonderful summer 2018 Administrative Assistant, courtesy of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MYSEP)!  Ezra Howe is a Class of 2020 student at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and began working with us on … Continued

Faculty Innovation Grants 2018

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​ Awardees Announced, Projects Underway Friends of CRLS is delighted to congratulate the 2017/18 school year awardees of our Faculty Innovation Grants!  Thanks to numerous generous donors, FOCRLS was able to award a total of $12,415 (a $4,195 increase over last year).  … Continued

Brand new slideshow about FoCRLS (10/5/2015)

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Friends of CRLS’s new slideshow, which features photos of many of our awardees, is a great overview of our programs, impact, outreach, and fundraising. We hope you will take a few moments to scroll through the .pdf of the Friends … Continued

Class of 2015 Scholarships (9/14/2015)

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FoCRLS presented $24,700 in college scholarships and graduate awards in June to 24 members of the CRLS Class of 2015. This surpassed our previous record of $15,600 to the Class of 2014 by $9,100 (almost 60%). The scholarship fund, which … Continued

InvestCRLS Campaign Announced! (3/18/2015)

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From the Executive Director, Elaine Schear: InvestCRLS: A New Community-Opportunity Campaign It’s my great pleasure to announce “InvestCRLS”, a FoCRLS campaign to close in on the opportunity and achievement gaps at CRLS and unleash the diverse and extraordinary talents of … Continued

Faculty Distinction Award Winners, Spring 2014

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Four beloved and admired teachers at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) were honored with Faculty Distinction Awards at the June 5, 2014 graduation ceremony. Jon Baring-Gould, Amanda Hughes, Ned Flaherty, and Susie Van Blaricum were selected for their abilities … Continued

CRLS Alumni Excel at UMass Boston (3/19/2014)

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Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FOCRLS) would like to recognize Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) alumni currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Boston for making the Dean’s List during the Fall 2013 semester. Students who achieve … Continued

Welcome to our new FOCRLS staff members! (11/25/2013)

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FOCRLS is thrilled to introduce our three new part-time staff members: Janis Navikas (Administrative Coordinator), Sara Reese Monestime (Alumni & Community Mentoring Coordinator), and Daniel Noel (It Takes A Village College Counselor). These three hires represent a major step in … Continued

FOCRLS goes to GOOGLE (9/13/2013)

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Donations are still welcome and are eligible for matching by Google! Please see the donation page for Google. In early September 2013, the Cambridge-based Google Community Affairs team invited representatives of Friends of CRLS and Cambridge School Committee member Fred … Continued

Whole Foods presents “big check” to FOCRLS (10/18/2012)

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City officials and others in attendance: -city council: Minka van Beuzekom, Tim Toomey -school committee: Patty Nolan, Fred Fantini, Mark McGovern -CRLS: Damon Smith (Principal), Rene Meshon (Tutoring Center Director), Angelica Brisk (Media Arts faculty), Larry Aaronson (CRLS/CPS Photographer), and … Continued

Two New Scholarships for Seniors (2/6/2012)

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Two “Dr. Christopher Saheed Future Educators” Scholarships and three “First Scholars” Awards are offered by Friends of CRLS. Deadline for applications: Monday, February 20, 2012. The Dr. Christopher Saheed Future Educators Scholarship In honor of the educational leadership of our … Continued

FOCRLS Awards Student Travel Grants (1/14/2012)

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The FOCRLS Student Travel Fellowship Program has recently awarded $9,000 of Travel Fellowship grants to support seven students, six who are traveling to Turkey in April, and one who is heading to Panama for the January Panama Jazz Festival. This … Continued

Fall 2011 Unsung Heroes Feted (11/18/2011)

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On the morning of November 18, sixteen CRLS students — one from each learning community, from each grade — were honored at the CRLS Falcon’s Nest in front of deans, teachers, and proud parents. Students are nominated each term by teachers, counselors, and … Continued

Alumni Take Center Stage at Grendel’s Den

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We put out the call and people came! The very first alumni fundraising event to benefit CRLS through Friends of CRLS was held on Sunday, March 27th at Grendel’s Den. Owner Kari Kuelzer (CRLS ’88) generously donated a delicious brunch, served … Continued

FOCRLS Fall 2010 Faculty Grants Awarded

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Faculty grant recipients reflect the commitment and vision of both faculty, CRLS, and FOCRLS to the academic and social development of all of our CRLS young people, and a deep interest in the ongoing professional development of the teaching community … Continued

Another Successful FOCRLS House Party!

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  The latest FOCRLS House Party was a great success. Guests and speakers included members of the CRLS Leadership Team (Dr. Chris Saheed, Dean of Students Jamalh Prince, Dean of the 9th grade Campus, Allan Gehant), faculty members and students … Continued