Register for School Year 2021-2022 Community Schools and CYP Afterschool Programming


8/2/2021

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) offers a variety of afterschool programming to children in grades JK-8. DHSP programs strive to be inclusive and accessible to all Cambridge families. Capacity in each program is limited. A percentage of seats will be reserved for income-eligible families, and general enrollment for programs will be determined by a lottery system.  

Registration opens on Monday, August 2nd for School Year 2021-2022 afterschool programming at Community Schools and Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP). Enrollment in Community Schools and CYP programs will be determined by a lottery system.

Important Dates - School Year 2021-2022 DHSP Community School and CYP Afterschool Programs
August 2, 2021  Registration opens for Community Schools and CYP Afterschool Programs
August 2-22, 2021 Registration is open
Registered children entered into a lottery system
August 31, 2021 Families notified of child(ren)'s lottery results and enrollment status (enrolled or waitlisted)
September 9, 2021  Fall programming begins at CYP Afterschool Programs
September 13, 2021 Fall programming begins at Community Schools

FAQs- School Year 2021-2022 Community Schools and CYP

Monthly Tuition Rates – Community Schools
(except for Fletcher-Maynard Academy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Schools – see below)

Monthly Tuition Rates – Fletcher-Maynard Academy and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Schools
Tuition rates reflect the fewer number of hours that these two programs operate each day

Monthly Tuition Rates – Cambridge Youth Programs 4th and 5th Graders

School Year 2021-2022 DHSP Community Schools Programming (Grades JK - 5) 

DHSP Community Schools offer a range of culturally-responsive educational and enrichment activities in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment. Community Schools programming is designed to develop children’s social and emotional growth and build healthy relationships. 

Beginning Monday, September 13, Community Schools afterschool programming will operate Mondays – Fridays. Visit the Community Schools webpage for school locations, hours, and staff contacts.

Tuition fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family income and days of attendance. (see above for monthly tuition rates)

Families will register for specific days that their child will attend Community Schools programming, as opposed to specific classes. Families can select up to 5 days of programming per week.  Once enrollment has been confirmed, families will receive a calendar of class options for each day that their child attends. Families will be notified of lottery results and enrollment status by August 31, 2021. 

School Year 2021-2022 CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Programs (Grades 4-8) 

Cambridge Youth Programs (CYP), licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), offer diverse, high quality programs that promote leadership and youth development through enrichment activities, unique experiences, and opportunities to develop relationships with adults and peers. Their 5 fully-equipped Youth Centers include classroom space, meeting rooms, gymnasiums, kitchens and easy access to parks.

Beginning Thursday September 9, CYP Pre-Teen / Middle School Program will operate Mondays – Fridays. See below for Youth Center locations, hours, and staff contacts.   

Families will register for specific days that their child will attend a CYP program, and can select up to 5 days of programming per week. Cambridge Youth Programs believes in building deep relationships and community. To help facilitate this, we recommend that 4th and 5th graders register for at least 3 program days each week. Research suggests that young people who attend Out of School Time (OST) programs at least 3 days a week show more positive outcomes.  

Tuition is free for 6-8th graders. For 4th and 5th graders, tuition fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family income and days of attendance. Families will be  notified of lottery and enrollment results by August 31, 2021. 

Frisoli Youth Center (61 Willow St.) 
Hours: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Contact: Vanessa Fisher, vfisher@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-7746 

Gately Youth Center (70 Rindge Ave.) 
Hours: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Contact: Bo Lembo, rlembo@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6277 

Moore Youth Center [TEEN ONLY] (12 Gilmore St.)  
Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Contact: Kaitlyn Kelley, kakelley@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-6273 

Moses Youth Center (243 Harvard St.) 
Hours of operation: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Contact: Nicole Rodriguez, nrodriguez@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6262 

Russell Youth Center (680 Huron Ave.) 
Hours of operation: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Contact: Nelita DePina, ndepina@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6314  

In addition to the CYP Pre-teen/Middle School Afterschool Programs, the Youth Centers above offer an evening program for teens ages 14-19. The Moore Youth Center is the only facility that provides programming exclusively to teens (ages 14 – 19) five days a week.

DHSP Afterschool Programs (Grades JK – 5)

DHSP Afterschool Programs, licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), are designed to build children’s social skills and enhance their school-day learning. All 7 Afterschool Program sites will be in operation this fall. DHSP is prioritizing children who were enrolled in Afterschool Programs as of March 13, 2020 (prior to closures due to COVID-19), who are still Cambridge residents, and who will be in grades JK-5.

Contact: Chandra Green, cgreen@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6254 

King Open Extended Day Program (Grades JK - 5)

The King Open Extended Day (KOED) Program is designed to link the school-day and afterschool experiences for children and families enrolled in the King Open School. This fall, KOED will prioritize children who were enrolled in the program prior to closures due to COVID-19. 

Contact: Bucky O’Hare, bohare@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-6078