Passionate Patron


Caring Champion

Philips North America, LLC

for STEAM College Scholarships

Beneficent Booster

DivcoWestCambridge Crossing

Trinity Property Management

Enthusiastic Cheerleader

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Catherine & David Sullivan

Harvard University

HMFH Architects

Jamie Sabino & Richard Klibaner

Jill Lepore

Lauren Holleran Team. Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Maria & Greg Jobin-Leeds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Supportive Advocate

Cambridge Savings Bank

Galluccio & Watson, LLP

Irving House at Harvard

Leggat McCall Properties


Photos from our 2019 Spring Bash at Google

Photos by Zora Neale Walton

Scholar Spotlight

Muhammed, CRLS Class of 2020:

“The ‘100 by 100’ Cambridge Business Community
STEAM Scholarship for Engineering, Sponsored by
Philips North America LLC, will help me cover part of
my tuition costs the first year and allows some leeway
for me to find a work-study a little later since on-campus
jobs are kind of being slow. The scholarship has also helped my morale because of the hard work and passion
I put into engineering. It feels good to be recognized despite the pandemic and virtual graduation experiences.  I’m going to Boston University, studying computer engineering, and thinking of a minor in business or entrepreneurship.”


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Cambridge Community Foundation Awards FOCRLS Website Improvement Grant

We hope that everyone who visits our website notices how inviting and vibrant is. If you visited our website in years past, we’re sure you’ve observed that its appearance and volume of information has grown by leaps and bounds. Thanks to the generosity of the Cambridge Community Foundation, who awarded Friends of CRLS a $1,000 grant, we are now better able to keep our website current and lively. The grant enabled us to hire SpaceHost to make numerous overdue updates and teach our Administrative Coordinator how to make edits and additions, post photos and news, add slides to the carousel at the top of the home page, connect links, and other basic functions she needs to keep our website fresh, which she has been doing for the past several months. With CCF’s grant, we have been able to keep everyone who’s interested in FOCRLS informed without having to subtract a College Scholarship, Faculty Innovation Grant, or Student Travel Fellowship to pay for the improvements. Supporters, potential supporters, volunteers, potential volunteers, awardees, and potential awardees can all find out what’s going on with our organization, see recent photos, and read about the CRLS students, grads, and faculty members for whom we open up opportunities.

Meet a Few of Our Many Highly Deserving Awardees

“I want to express a massive thank you for
choosing me for the CRLS Core Values Scholarship.
I am honored to be one of the four students chosen
for this scholarship and I cannot thank you enough. 
My biggest career objective is making
film production my job for the rest of my life,
as either a cinematographer or an editor.
You will help me fund my education at
Massachusetts College of Art and Design,
and I am so incredibly thankful!”

─ Mattingly, CRLS Class of 2020

“Thank you very much for awarding me the
Charlene Holmes Memorial Award.  I will be
going to Union College, undecided to explore
my options and figure out what direction I
will be taking in life.  Not only have you
lightened up some of my financial burdens
but you have shown me that treating others
with care, respect, and generosity can go
a long way no matter the setting or situation. 
I will continue to carry on the values that
represent this award and hopefully spread
this attitude to others.”

─ José, CRLS Class of 2020
(nominated by guidance counselor
Stephanie Richards)

Student Travel Fellows
Lorra, Isaiah, Summia, and Reggie
in Ecuador, on a 2018 trip that included
the Galapagos Islands


FOCRLS Presents Our New Annual Report!


We hope you’ll read, enjoy, and be inspired by the content that we’ve collected in our new annual report to remind you that by donating to Friends of CRLS you’re investing in the future – not just... READ MORE