Clodagh Drummey

Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge MA
I am CCTV's Associate Director of Programs and Development. I work with CCTV's technology outreach programs and help raise funds to support them. If you are interested in learning about CCTV's work in the community, please contact me.
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August 6, 2015 - 6:55pm Join us on Wednesday August 12 at 6 pm at the MIT Museum for a screening of work produced by teens in CCTV's Summer Media Institute. The Summer Media Institute, or SMI, is a six-week media arts and work experience program run in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks Program. Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute, which is the cornerstone of CCTV's year round Youth Media Program, has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Each summer, as teens work in paid positions as media artists, they gain valuable job skills and knowledge about the working world. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology. More details about the Youth Media Program, including links to videos produced by our teens, can be found here. read more
July 24, 2015 - 11:37am It's hard to believe that the 2015 Summer Media Institute is halfway over. This week, teens began work on their main assignments-- documentaries exploring issues that that they believe are important to young people. Their topics are interesting and complex; examples include race and diversity, gender and identity, college affordability. Teens are working in groups of three, sharing all planning, production and post-production roles. Earlier in the week, teens were challenged to research their topics, narrow their focus and articulate their point of view. Today, many teams are filming interviews. Please consider making a donation to support CCTV's youth education programs. read more
July 20, 2015 - 1:22pm Week 2 was action packed for the Summer Media Institute. On Monday, the teens wrapped up their first production assignment-- creative videos exploring a variety of scientific concepts that they were introduced to during a visit to the MIT Museum. You can watch them on the right side of the youth page on our website. On Friday, the group visited Emerson College. For many, this was their first exposure to an institution of higher learning. Also, last week teens received their first paycheck. In preparation, the group participated in a Financial Literacy workshop organized by the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Savings Bank. One teen explained, "I learned a lot about banking and saving." Since 1991, the Summer Media Institute has empowered hundreds of teens to create media about who they are and what they believe in. Over the years, countless teens have been inspired to pursue educational and career opportunities related to communications, media and technology. In celebration of 25 years of empowering young people through the arts, this year our our goal is to raise $25,000 to support the expanding needs of our Youth Media Program. Please consider making a... read more
July 6, 2015 - 8:09pm The BBQ will feature food grilled by local chefs, live music by Zili Misik, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Leading Role Award to George Hinds, Sue Walsh and Ken Bowers. It all happens in CCTV's back lot at 438 Massachusetts Avenue (entrance on Green Street between Brookline Street and Sidney Street). As always, all funds raised through this year’s BBQ will support CCTV’s year-round Youth Media Program, which fosters healthy youth development by involving teens in activities that promote media art, career and leadership skills while exploring issues affecting our community. read more
July 6, 2015 - 7:27pm Thirty-five teens are involved in the 2015 annual Summer Media Institute, a comprehensive media arts and work experience program offered in collaboration with the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services' CityLinks program. To learn more about it, watch this award-winning video about the program, produced during the summer of 2014 by participant Sam Brill-Weil. SMI 2014 from Cambridge Community Television on Vimeo. read more
June 12, 2015 - 3:44pm CCTV teamed up with Google to offer another successful session of Age Engage on Friday, June 5, 2015 as a part of GoogleServe week. GoogleServe is week of volunteer service that engages employees in a variety of community service activities-- everything from building homes to teaching community members how to use technology. Last year, more than 6,500 Googlers volunteered almost 80,000 hours during GoogleServe. Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV in which individuals over 50 learn how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one technology training. The training, tailored to each participant's interests and experience, is very popular. During Friday's session, 13 Google employees worked with 13 older adults. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Participants got help with Facebook, Internet security, Google maps and more. One participant, Jeanne, explained, "Daniel helped me with internet security and we installed 2 factor authentication on my laptop. Thank you for the experience. I'm very grateful for such knowledgeable help." read more
June 9, 2015 - 11:12am On Thursday, June 11 at 6 pm, teens in CCTV's School Year Production Program will host a video screening. The event is free and open to the public. The School Year Production program is an after school media arts and work experience program. Teens in the program learn storytelling, camera, editing, lighting and audio skills, and they are paid to work as media artists, producing a variety of pieces exploring who they are, where they live, and what they believe in. read more
May 7, 2015 - 1:33pm While most of us have tried to block this winter's snow from our memories, School Year Production Program Participant Yanka Petri made this video based on the colors she saw while shooting in between storms. read more
April 15, 2015 - 4:32pm CCTV's proposal, Vote Strong: The Cambridge Voter Portal, has been chosen as one of 45 semi-finalists in the 2015 Knight News Challenge. There were over 1000 entries in the challenge, which asks the question "How might we better inform voters and increase civic participation before, during and after elections?" We have until Monday, April 20 at 5pm to refine the proposal - the Knight team will then review each of the 45 semi-finalists, choose finalists and conduct interviews..... Please read our proposal here; if you have questions or suggestions, please create an account and post your comments publicly. We hope that the Cambridge Voter Portal will encourage more people to get involved and get out to vote! read more
March 22, 2015 - 7:49pm Lunchtime Lectures are free one hour sessions that offer nonprofit professionals a chance to learn about technology tools that will enhance their nonprofit communications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Workshops are two hour, hands-on classes in which attendees will be able to apply the skills they’ve learned at the Lunchtime Lectures to their own nonprofit goals. Instructors will lead attendees on a deeper dive into the material, workshopping individuals’ drafted collateral as a group to strengthen skills and tighten communications. There is a $25 registration fee for CCTV Organizational Members, and a $50 registration fee for non-members. Registration is required. Contact Clodagh Drummey at or 617 401 4005 to register. October Lunchtime Lecture: Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations Tuesday, October 6th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Free Whether you are reporting back to your board, presenting to funders, or speaking at a conference, clear and visually appealing presentations make a big difference in how your ideas are received. In this free lecture, we will explore the elements of effective PowerPoint presentations. Workshop: Using... read more
February 26, 2015 - 1:21pm Agenda 9:00-9:30am: Breakfast and Networking, Sponsored by Whole Foods Market 9:30-11:00am: Google For Nonprofits Presentation by Curt Fennell of Google 11:00-11:30am: An Overview of CCTV’s Nonprofit Resource Center Staff members from nonprofits and city departments serving Cambridge can register here: Google for Nonprofits This seminar, taught by Google team member Curt Fennell, will cover Google products and services that are free for nonprofit organizations, through Google for Nonprofits. Learn how to communicate your agency’s mission, impact and solicitations in the clearest and most powerful way, using these free digital tools. Google for Nonprofits provides organizations with: Free access to the Google Apps suite including Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive Storage in the cloud: 30GB of storage across Gmail and Google Drive The ability to stay connected from anywhere; and securely access data anywhere 24/7 support; no hardware, no updates You will learn how to reach and engage supporters with Google Adwords. With Google Ad Grants (AdWords for nonprofits), you can: Promote your organization’s website on Google with in... read more
February 5, 2015 - 11:20am CCTV offers a variety of training programs that offer computer training to people over 50. Each week on Monday from 1 pm- 3 pm, CCTV hosts Computers for People Over 50, which provides computer training and support from patient and knowledgeable volunteers. This program is designed to meet the needs and interests of each participant. People with varying levels of computer experience are welcome to attend. During each session at 2 pm, we offer a short 15-30 minute mini-lesson. Click here to see the schedule of mini lessons for the winter. No registration is required. In addition, this winter, CCTV has organized an assortment of classes for people over 50. Read on for class descriptions. Internet Security and Privacy for Seniors ($10 member price, $15 non-member price) Friday, February 27th 1PM - 3PM In this class you’ll learn tips for safeguarding your privacy online. We’ll discuss password best practices and how to navigate privacy settings on popular sites. We’ll also explore the ways companies track you online and how to limit data collected about you. To register, contact Allison Rodriguez at 617 401 4009 or Getting Started with Gmail ($10 member... read more
January 29, 2015 - 11:59am The teens have been hard at work on their short films, but the clock is ticking. For many, this will be their first screening, and as they review rough cuts of each other’s work, excited side conversations fill the room. “When you’re confronted with such a vast problem like climate change, how do you feel about it?” Susan Fleischmann, Executive Director of Cambridge Community TV, asks the group of teens gathered in the classroom. They have just screened one documentary that explores the future of climate change. “Do you feel discouraged?” she adds, “Or do you feel hopeful?” As the teens consider Fleischman’s question, one replies, “I’ll be dead by the time the changes start to show, so it doesn’t matter.” “Yes, but your children will be alive,” another shoots back. One young lady raises her hand. “I feel discouraged about the kind of change we can make individually. But I also feel like if we work together, we might be able to do something to make a difference.” CCTV's School Year Production Program is an after school media arts and work experience that provides teens with hands on training to produce high quality media. Teens work together to develop their voices as... read more
January 5, 2015 - 12:49pm There are 2 more classes left in the Social Media for Artists Training Series, offered in collaboration with the Cambridge Art Association and with funding from Massachusetts Cultural Council. For those who register before 1/7, a reduced rate is available. To register, contact Allison Rodriguez, 617-401-4009. Members of CCTV or CAA may also register here; non-members may register here. Networking and Resume Building for Artists: How LinkedIN Works SPECIAL RATE THRU 1/7- $10 for Members & Non-Members Wednesday, January 7th 6:00PM - 9:00PM at Cambridge Community Television 438 Massachusetts Avenue In this three-hour workshop, learn how to use the world's largest professional networking site to showcase your career as an artist. We'll cover how to create a dynamic profile and how to connect with fellow artists, curators and gallerists. Participants must bring a copy of their arts resume. Social Media Strategy: Creating and Maintaining Your Online Presence SPECIAL RATE THRU 1/7- $5 for Members & Non-Members Thursday, January 15th 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Cambridge Art Association 25 Lowell Street Okay, so you've got your website, your facebook page, your twitter account, etc.... read more
December 28, 2014 - 6:24pm This year, in an effort to further enhance learning and career development goals, Youth Media Program teens are exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts in the films they create. For their final project this semester, teens are profiling academics and organizations that are working to educate the community about the effects of climate change. Last week, students interviewed Sara Snow from Mothers Out Front, David Morimoto from Friends of the Alewife Reservation, and Chris Neil from the Department of Public Works. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program and our efforts to support STEM learning. read more
December 21, 2014 - 7:34pm Teen who advance through the Youth Media Program have an opportunity to take on leadership roles as Youth Trainers. This fall, Jose and Wilgens, college students who joined the program during high school, are Youth Trainers, acting as mentors to their peers. Wilgens is studying at New England Institute of Art, and Jose is in his second year at Mass Bay College. Both Jose and Wilgens are interested pursuing careers in media and communications, and are working with Youth Media Program staff to build a portfolio of their work. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program today. read more
December 16, 2014 - 7:00am We have developed a very SHORT survey to gather information on ways CCTV can better meet the communications and technology needs of local non-profits and city departments. The survey deadline is this Friday, December 19. It is our hope to launch a variety of NEW trainings and services in 2015. Please click here and take 3-5 minutes to complete our short survey. read more
December 15, 2014 - 12:00am In the dynamic Youth Media Program, Cambridge teens create media about who they are and the community in which they live. In paid positions as media artists, teens gain valuable work experience and build skills needed to succeed in future educational and career opportunities including critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills. This year, we are working with Cambridge Savings Bank to offer financial literacy training for our teens. Evan Diamond, Cambridge Savings Bank's Financial Education Manager, came to CCTV last Thursday to facilitate the first training which provided an overview of budgeting and saving. Gaining financial literacy will help our teens manage their money now, and also benefit them as they transition into adulthood. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program today. read more
December 5, 2014 - 7:51pm The Cambridge Police Department is hosting its first "Coffee with a Cop" event THIS Saturday from 2-4p at 1369 Coffeehouse in InmanSquare. They are inviting community members to come by anytime between 2-4p, grab a cup of delicious coffee, ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to know their police officers. read more
December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm Having been involved with the Youth Media Program for more than one year, Yanka has completed a number of films. Last fall, for Yanka's first project, she produced a personal narrative about her brother. "I like to talk about people who are special to me," she explained. This semester, Yanka had the opportunity to focus her project on another person in her life-- a close family friend who is struggling with vision loss. "A few months back, he sent me an essay about himself and his experience losing his vision. I thought his story was really interesting, so I called him, and asked him if I could record his voice telling the story." Yanka is excited about this project, but is also challenged by it. For all of her past assignments, Yanka went into the field with a camera to collect images and video footage. "For this project, I need to use found footage. I am trying to find the right images, and it is really hard," Yanka explained. Through the project, Yanka is learning new research skills, how to be creative, and developing problem solving skills. "This project is hard, but I will finish it," Yanka resolved. Please consider making a donation to support the Youth Media Program... read more