Who We Are
The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) was founded in November 2004 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We are located in Cambridge, MA with borders on River St, Mass Ave, the Grand Junction train tracks, and the Charles River.
Membership is open to all residents of Cambridgeport, families of children who attend Cambridgeport schools, and people who work in Cambridgeport.
We strive to strengthen community, facilitate advocacy, and share information. Our activities include informational meetings, social events, and neighborhood improvement projects.
The CNA is represented by a board which is elected annually by community members.
2022 Board Members:
Rebecca Bowie, President
Brittany Butler, Clerk
Tien-Tien Chan, Clerk
Cathie Zusy, Treasurer
Our events are always free, open to the public, and no prior participation is necessary.
We encourage new faces to join us!
November Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Click here for link.
We'll start with some announcements:
Central Square Advisory Committee
Working Against Racism group
Peter Valentine's house
Proposed changes to the 47 bus (hopefully - not confirmed yet)
Next, we've got a meeting focused on supporting our older adults.
First, we'll hear from Phil Fonseca from the organization Friendship Works. "Our mission is to reduce social isolation, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the dignity of older adults in Greater Boston. We accomplish this by recruiting and training volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds who provide friendship, advocacy, education, assistance, and emotional support." There is a need for volunteers of all ages and abilities - join us to learn more!
Afterward, we'll hear from Susan Pacheco of the Cambridge Council on Aging. She'll be talking about the services and activities they provide for older adults in the city, and opportunities for engagement.
Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!
Shop secondhand with us
Be good to the environment and help raise money for the CNA! We get a portion of sales when you shop secondhand with Helpsy (our textile drive partner) using this link:
Working Against Racism Group
Last Monday of the month
Hosted by Valerie Bonds & Brian Aull, members of the CNA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Repeat participants help us to move the conversation forward, AND brand new participants are welcome and encouraged each month.
Past Events since 2020
The CNA Board meets monthly.
October 2022: Textile & Book Drive, Community meeting
September 2022: Meet Your Neighbor Day
May 2022: Community Meeting
April 2022: Textile Drive, Clean Up & Seedling Swap, Community meeting
February 2022: Virtual Meeting/Board Elections
December 2021: Special election candidate forum
November 2021: Fall Gathering in Dana Park
October 2021: Municipal Candidate Night
September 2021: Cambridgeport Play Day
May 2021: Neighborhood Plant Swap
April 2021: Community Clean Up
April 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
March 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
February 2021: Virtual Community Meeting & Annual Elections
November 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
September 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
May 2020: Plant Swap
April 2020: Virtual Trivia Night
April 2020: Teddy Bear in the Window - Bear Hunt
April 2020: Support Local Businesses Media Campaign
March 2020: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Match Service
January 2020: Public meeting and annual election
Connect With Us!
Join Our Neighborhood Conversation Listserv!
You're invited if you live or work in Cambridgeport, or if you have a child in a Cambridgeport school.
Prefer fewer emails? Subscribe to only receive announcements about CNA activities and events by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These emails go to both listservs - there is no need to sign up for both.