Author Archives: Robert Sondak

Tufts University’s Free Clinic Offers Health Care to the Needy

By Robert Sondak Spare Change News General health concerns, joint pains, colds and flu, confidential sexual health counseling, and case management are some of the services offered by the volunteer Tufts University Sharewood Project. These services are part of a comprehensive clinic program offering a variety of free health services to the medically underserved residents

Urban Ag Fair Comes to Cambridge

Robert Sondak Spare Change News High food prices are prompting increased interest in locally grown foods and community gardening — both of which will be on display at this year’s outdoor Cambridge Urban Agricultural Fair in Harvard Square. “The high price for food has opened up Cambridge residents’ eyes to the concept of locally grown

Harvard's Food Literacy Project part of the Local/Sustainable Movement

Robert Sondak Spare Change News A group of Harvard University staff members working in conjunction with students helped found a food project promoting food economics and health on campus and in the surrounding city of Cambridge. The Food Literacy Project, which was founded in 2005, introduced four components of food economics and health to the

Back On My Feet

[img_assist|nid=545|title=|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=400|height=400] Robert Sondak Spare Change News Running Program Helps Homeless Build Skills A new nonprofit organization is promoting running as a means to building self-confidence, strength, endurance, and self-sufficiency amongst those experiencing homelessness. Back On My Feet (BOMF) is an organization creating running teams made up of primarily males (shelter residents) and non-resident members (volunteers)

Crittenton Women’s Union: A Path to Economic Self-sufficiency

They help 1,300 people a year and run one of the largest emergency and transitional housing programs in the state, serving 350 families a year. The Crittenton Women’s Union is a Boston-based non-profit organization that combines a mission of direct service programs, independent research and public advocacy to help low-income women attain economic independence. CWU

100 Years of Empowerment: Boston One of Ten Cities to Host International Women’s Day Celebration.

Some of the country’s most successful women gathered at the Back Bay Sheraton Hotel in Boston to celebrate century of activism, empowerment and progress during the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8th. This year, International Women’s Day Boston was sponsored by the Boston Women’s Network. According to IWD’s website [], the first official

Making The Count: Cambridge/Somerville Conduct 2011 Homeless Census

Cambridge and Somerville conducted their annual census of homeless individuals on January 28. Cambridge and Somerville have conducted a joint homeless census for the past eleven years. The two cities have co-coordinated a homeless census because homeless individuals cross between neighborhoods like Porter and Inman Square that straddle both cities. “The Cambridge/Somerville homeless census is