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City Wide After School Programs

There are dozens of special programs across the city designed to connect your child with caring adults and provide them with fun forms of extended learning, and the chance to enjoy time with classmates or make new friends.

Quality after-school programming can positively impact a child’s school success. Cambridge Public Schools and Cambridge’s after school community are actively forging a solid alliance to support the needs of all students both in and out of school – another reason it is beneficial to enroll students in some form of after school programming. Here are some options:

Afterworks at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
838 Mass Ave | 617.661.8831
5-day per week after school program for children in grades K-7.

Agassiz Neighborhood Council and Afterschool
20 Sacramento St | 617.349.6287 x11
5-day per week after school program for children in grades K-5.

Amigos School Artes Por Las Tardes
100 Putnam Ave
Offers programming in literacy, math, and the arts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (children must attend 3 days a week) from 2:55PM to 4:30PM, grades K-5.

Cambridge Dept . of Human Service Programs
Cambridge Youth Programs (Youth Centers)
51 Inman Street | 617.349.6200
5-days per week programs focused on leadership, community service, recreation, life skills, academic support, and the arts.

Located at the following sites:

  • Area IV Youth Center, Harvard Street, 617.349.6262
  • Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow Street, 617.349.6312
  • Gately Youth Center, 70R Rindge Avenue, 617.349.4499
  • Moore Youth Center, Gilmore Street, 617.349.4492
  • West Cambridge Youth Center, 19-1 Corcoran Park (office) and the Haggerty School (classroom), 617.349.4489

Cambridge Community Center
5 Callendar Street | 617.547.6811
5-day per week after school program for children ages 4.9 - 13.

Community Schools
617.349.6200
Offer classes that meet once per week for Cambridge students K-8 including classes in: various musical instruments, after school book clubs, library visits, journalism and foreign language classes, chess, and math-related activities. Physical fitness, skills and teamwork are promoted through yoga, soccer, hockey, karate and many more with offerings rotating in the fall, winter, and spring. Homework assistance is an important part of each program. Located at the following sites:

  • Agassiz Community School, 617.349.6287 x11
  • Cambridgeport Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6307
  • Fitzgerald Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6302
  • Fletcher Maynard Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6295
  • Haggerty Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6264
  • Harrington Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6305
  • Kennedy Community School, 617.349.6308
  • King Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6269
  • Linnaean Community School, 617.349.6267
  • Longfellow Community School, 617.349.6346
  • Morse Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6291
  • Tobin Neighborhood Council and Community School, 617.349.6300

Childcare and Family Support Services
51 Inman Street | 617.349.6218
5-day per week afterschool programs that offer independent & structured activities to Cambridge students, designed to meet their academic needs. Located at the following schools:

  • Fletcher Maynard Academy After School Program: Grades K-3
  • King Afterschool Programs:  Grades K-2 & 3-6
  • Morse Afterschool Program: Grades K-2 & 3-6
  • Peabody Afterschool Programs: Grades K-2 & 2-5

Cambridge Family YMCA
820 Mass Ave | 617.661.9622 x705
5-day per week after school program for children ages 5-12.

Cambridgeport Afterschool
89 Elm Street | 617.497.0063
Parent cooperative offers various academic and enrichment programs after school.

Community Art Center
119 Windsor Street | 617.868.7100
5-day per week school age program hat helps students to achieve significant personal, social and cultural growth through the arts.

Dragonfly Afterschool
44 Linnaean Street | 617.547.1116
5-day per week afterschool program for Cambridge students.

East End House
105 Spring Street | 617.876.4444
5-day per week child care and school age programs serving children 15 months to 14 years old.

Fletcher Maynard Academy Extended Day
225 Windsor Street | 617.349.8657
Academic Support and other after school activities for students who attend the Fletcher Maynard Academy.

King Open Extended Day Program
850 Cambridge Street | 617.349.6078
After school for King Open students in grades K-6, including enrichment and academic opportunities.

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
71 Cherry Street | 617.547.4680
5-day per week after school program for children ages 5-12.

Science Club for Girls
Sites include Fletcher Maynard Academy, Cambridgeport, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and King Open schools | 617.549.2442
Hands-on science activities in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment.

Tobin Afterschool
197 Vassal Lane | 617.354.8714
Parent-cooperative operates a 5-day per week afterschool program for children in grades K-7.

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
Various sites including Fletcher Maynard Academy and 119 Windsor Street | 617.349.6595
Volunteers provide one-on-one and small-group tutoring to students in grades one through eight.

Windsor Street Boys & Girls Club
119 Windsor Street | 617.499.7015
Operates a 5-day per week after school programming for children and youth 6-18 years old.

Young People’s Project (YPP)
Various sites | 617.354.8991
Math Literacy Workers organize a range of math education events aimed at younger children while at the same time acting on a broad vision of community development and social justice.

Football and Cheerleading through Cambridge Recreation Department 
617.349.6237
For boys and girls age 7-14.