The Glocal Challenge Kicks Off on November 3rd


Logo for Glocal 2017-18 challenge

The Glocal Challenge 2017-2018 registration is now live!

The Glocal Challenge is a contest-based program facilitated by EF Education First, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Public Schools to help high school students learn critical 21st century skills, gain global competence and receive real-world experience in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Each year, we ask Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students to solve a challenge locally in Cambridge that has global implications. Through the Glocal Challenge, CRLS students will be placed in teams of 3-5 students, spend eight weeks learning about transportation issues globally and locally, invent a creative idea to solve the challenge in Cambridge, and then pitch their idea to expert judges. The winning student teams will receive a trip abroad for the EF Global Student Leaders Summit, seed funding from the City of Cambridge to kick-start their projects, and paid summer internships with the City. Additionally, all participants will earn 10 community service hours.

This year's prompt is: How can you improve sustainable transportation in Cambridge by 2020?

Be sure to check out the Glocal Challenge website at and contact Jennifer Lawrence at for more information.