Cambridge Creativity Commons

The Cambridge Creativity Commons (CCC) offers programs in a “creative lab” model to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration among teachers, artists, scientists and students to facilitate creativity. Founded on the principle that every child is creative, and that this ability can be developed in environments where creative processes are practiced, the CCC works with CPS teachers and OST staff to develop new approaches to teaching and learning through meaningful, creative programming that integrates arts and sciences curriculum. The CCC serves Cambridge students in grades 1-8, primarily from the Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary, Putnam Avenue Upper school and Rindge Avenue Upper Campus as well as out-of-school programs, at no cost to the district or the students.


CCC partnered with the Media Resource Center at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School to produce this short promotional video to honor five years of service to the Cambridge Public Schools. The entire video is filmed, edited and produced by students.

The CCC has emerged as a distinctive creative program in Cambridge under the guidance of its Partners Advisory Board: Dave & Doffie Arnold, the Cambridge Community Foundation, the Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), the Cambridge Arts Council, and Lesley University’s Creativity Commons and College of Art & Design.