Student Spotlight: Joshua

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Joshua, CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the Mary Frances Monti Scholarship, who is enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, told us:

“I really see the genuine worth in maintaining literature in our modern society. I want to pursue literature in any medium that allows me to share it with the world and those around me.  The infinite open-endedness of literature allows for a deeper sense of individualism while simultaneously pulling us closer together – and being able to show it and introduce it to others is a real and significant dream I will not give up on.”

Congratulations, Joshua!

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 July 2nd. Over the summer, Ezra will be helping with our social media, the Friends of CRLS website, and local outreach in Cambridge. He is looking forward to helping us raise money for programs that will help Cambridge youth like him get scholarships and go on trips around the world.

FoCRLS’ 100 by 100 Cambridge Business Community Scholarship Initiative reaches its first year $10K goal! (11/30/2015)

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A BIG THANK YOU!!! Cambridge businesses CRLS!

FoCRLS’ 100 by 100 Cambridge Business Community Scholarship Initiative reaches its first year $10K goal!

Friends of CRLS thanks the following “100 by 100” Founding Donors for supporting the students of Cambridge with scholarship donations ranging from $100 to $2,000:
Arams #2 House of Pizza; Architectural Resources Cambridge ; Austin Architects; Bagelsaurus ; Barrell Plumbing & Heating Co. ; The Barrett Family; Beat Brasserie ; Black Ink ; Bonny’s Garden Center ; Boston Marriott Cambridge; Broadway Bicycle School ; Broadway Marketplace; Cambridge Auto Center; Cambridge Printing Company ; Cambridge Trust Company ; Carlone & Associates ; Charles Hotel ; Chestnut Hill Realty;; Club Passim ; Courthouse Seafood Susanna; Crema Cafe ; Custom Eyes ; Daedalus Restaurant ; Dickson Bros. Hardware ; Didriks ; Fleming Printing Co. ; Formaggio Kitchen; Forty Winks; Four Burgers; Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty ; Gnomon Copy; Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar; Harvard Book Store; Harvard Square Business Association; Hong Kong Restaurant; Irving House and Harding House; Local Root; Longleaf Lumber; M. F. Keane Contracting; Middle East Cambridge Bicycle ; Newbury Comics Porter Square Books ; Noble & Wickersham, LLP; OPositive Coaching & HR Services; Pann Home Services & Remodeling ; Petsi Pies; RV Print Solutions; S+H Construction, Inc.; Sheraton Commander Hotel; TAGS Hardware; Tayrona; Trinity Property Management ; University Stationery Company; and Zoe’s Restaurant.

A huge thank you too to Cambridge Local First for endorsing and promoting the 100 by 100 Initiative, and to the Harvard Square Business Association for being an organizational sponsor. Their ongoing support has been so important in getting word out about the 100 by 100 Initiative

The $10K raised in scholarships will be presented at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School at the 2015/2016 CRLS Scholarship Night. This scholarship initiative was launched by Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (FoCRLS), a nonprofit organization benefitting students and faculty of the city’s only public high school. “We are thrilled – but not surprised – at the enthusiastic response of Cambridge business leaders; the “100 by 100” campaign hit its first year goal of $10,000 over a month before year’s end,” said Elaine Schear, FoCRLS’s Executive Director. “Cambridge is fortunate to have such an engaged business community.”

IMPORTANT NOTE — It’s not too late to become a Founding Donor! “100 by 100” donations received by December 31 are eligible, so interested businesses should email us at, call us at 857-235-9290 or visit our website at

FOCRLS Board Comings and Goings! Sabino / Vernon / Baxter / Toner (11/29/2015)

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Much news from the FOCRLS Board. First, Friends of CRLS sends a big thank you to outgoing Board President Jamie Sabino for her commitment and service to CRLS, first as FOCRLS Treasurer, and then as President, including leading our organization through its strategic planning process. We are pleased that Jamie will continue to serve on the FOCRLS Board.

Secondly, we welcome our new Board of Directors President Elizabeth Vernon and Secretary Dawn Baxter, and thank them both for their dedication and hard work — past, present, and future, as well as Neil Rosenburg, FOCRLS Treasurer for the talents he has brought and continues to bear for the organization.

And finally, we are honored to welcome new Board member Paul Toner, who has an illustrious career in education and is sure to be a source of wisdom and inspiration.

Friends of CRLS 2015-16 School Year Kick-Off Community Meeting on September 28, 2015!

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Please join us for our 2015-16 kick-off Community Meeting on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 7-8:30 pm in the Pearl K. Wise Library (2nd floor, Main Building) of CRLS to ring in the new school year, meet and mingle, talk about how to make the most of the CRLS experience for you and your child(ren), learn about FoCRLS, and enjoy refreshments. Please click here for more information.

FOCRLS Winter’s End Newsletter now available (3/18/2015)

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The Friends of CRLS (FoCRLS) Winter’s End 2015 Newsletter is now available, and it is full of updates on FoCRLS programs — including Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, and the “It Takes a Village” College Success Program (ITAV) — as well as the FoCRLS MayFair Raffle, upcoming House Party, new “100 by 100” campaign, and more. To learn about how FoCRLS makes opportunities happen at CRLS, to become involved, or to donate, please read the FoCRLS newsletter by clicking here.