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Cambridge Named One of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for its Sixth Year

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Prioritize Youth Education and Well-Being


9/12/2012

Cambridge was once again named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Cambridge to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in preparing young people for successful adulthood and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.100 Best Logo

Also recognized by the America’s Promise award is Cambridge’s Safety Net Collaborative which brings together the Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Health Alliance, the Department of Human Service Programs and Cambridge Public Schools to support young people at-risk by promoting mental health and positive youth development through prevention, intervention and diversion.  “We are very proud of the work our officers are doing in collaboration with our partners across the city,” said Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas.  “The Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative is truly making a difference in the lives of young people in our city by helping connect them and their families to services available in our community.”

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