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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September 2, 2014 - 3:57pm CCTV's Back Lot BBQ is only 2 1/2 weeks away (September 18th)! If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, here's another reason why you don't want to miss this year's event: the auction. This year's silent auction features something for everyone -- whether you're a sports fan, a music/arts enthusiast, or just looking for some fun activities to do with friends or family, you'll find many unique items to fit all budgets in this year's auction. Some highlights of this year's auction include: tickets to a Red Sox Game, an autographed Boston Bruins hockey puck, a package for a cruise along the Charles River and a night at the Hotel Marlowe, and numerous gift certificates and passes to local dining, entertainment, and arts establishments. You can view the full list of auction items here. And whatever you place your bid for, know that all of the proceeds will directly benefit CCTV's Youth Media Program. Purchase your tickets to CCTV's Back Lot BBQ here, or in person at CCTV. See you there! read more
August 25, 2014 - 5:02pm Christopher Bavitz, Managing Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive CCTV's Leading Role Award at the Back Lot BBQ on Thursday, September 18. The award honors people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our community a better place. Through his work at the Berkman Center and beyond, Chris focuses on media law, copyright, and speech, ensuring that the rights of CCTV's many constituencies are protected. Chris, and Cambridge residents and news commentators Jim Braude and Callie Crossley, will be inducted onto CCTV's Honorary Board. Jim is host of Broadside: The News with with Jim Braude on NECN and co-hosts Boston Public Radio on WGBH with Marjery Eagan. Callie hosts Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, also on WGBH. CCTV is excited and honored to be joined by such accomplished professionals, who will help guide us into the future. Share in the celebration at the Back Lot BBQ! Buy tickets here. read more
August 12, 2014 - 4:24pm The Youth Media Program at CCTV teaches Cambridge teens media making and career readiness skills as they work as media artists. Join us on Thursday, August 14 as teens share documentaries they created during this year's Summer Media Institute. The screening will begin at 6 pm at the Cambridge Public Library. Each year, the Summer Media Institute is offered through a collaboration with the City of Cambridge's Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and Cambridge Community Services City Links program. read more
August 10, 2014 - 4:51pm Reason #4 to attend CCTV's Back Lot BBQ on September 18th: The music! You won't want to miss what is sure to be a lively and dynamic performance by local Afro-beat/Soul band Zili Misik. This all-female group was nominated for the Boston Music Awards in 2012 and was recognized in the Boston Globe as "one of Boston's hottest bands." Check out their music at http://www.zilimisik.com. Learn more about CCTV's Backyard BBQ here, and get your tickets today! Photo by Julie Cordeiro. read more
August 10, 2014 - 4:21pm CCTV's Annual Back LotBBQ Fundraiser is coming up in just 5 weeks (Thursday, September 18th) and we're counting down five reasons why you don't want to miss this year's event. Reason #5: The Food. If you enjoy delectable food then you'll like the variety of tasty treats we have lined up for this year's BBQ. Dinner will feature a diverse array of food – from ribs to vegetarian fare to drinks and desserts – prepared by chefs from Cambridge restaurants. This year’s contributors include: Cambridge Brewing Company, Christopher’s, Henrietta's Table, Iggy's Bread of the World, Patty Chen's Dumpling Room, Middle East Restaurant, Picante, Veggie Galaxy, and many others. View the complete list of contributing restaurants here. Learn more about CCTV's Back Lot BBQ here, and get your tickets today! read more
August 7, 2014 - 12:31pm Food Donors to Date: Cambridge Brewing Company Patty Chen's Dumpling Room Christopher's East Coast Grill Henrietta's Table Iggy's Bread of the World India Pavillion Middle East Restaurant Petsi Pies Picante Royal East Royal Pastry Trader Joe's Veggie Galaxy 1369 Coffeehouse Auction Donors to Date: Acupuncture Together Asgard B Cummings Hair Salon Boston Classical Soo Bahk Do Boston Red Sox Brattle Theater Cambridge Naturals Cambridge YMCA Central Square Theater Charles Riverboat Company Coolidge Corner Theatre Craigie on Main The Elephant Walk Harvard Museum of Natural History Hotel Marlowe Improv Asylum Improv Boston Landmark Theatres Lanes and Games Mass Bay Lines Miracle of Science Newbury Comics New England Aquarium Passim PJ Steyer, Lic. Ac., MAOM Stephen Sillari TAGS Hardware The Sports Museum Tory Row World Music/CRASHarts read more
July 29, 2014 - 11:44am A devastating fire ripped through three homes on Allston Street during the early morning hours of Sunday, July 27th. Nine families were displaced and are currently staying in hotels and shelters. The majority of the residents displaced were renters, making it difficult to recover losses. Many have lost all their few possessions. They are our neighbors and need our help. The Mayor’s Office has started a “gofundme” page to raise funds for these families so they can get back on their feet. Please take a moment and donate: http://www.gofundme.com/MayorsFireFund read more
July 14, 2014 - 1:32pm I found the best way to make friends, to set goals, pursue my passion of writing, creative arts, and learning new things is through Cambridge and of course, CCTV. I have forgotten fine nuances of many a wonderful moment in life. With the CCTV programs, I write more, blog more, document more with videos and pictures, and to my surprise, it is fun to revisit those memories even if they are only a few months old. It's easy to know what you want to edit; for the first project, it is almost everything. The "how-to" part was the most challenging. I did not have the software, and sat in a class with a great teacher. I also got a lot of support from the staff, and that put me on a path of wanting to go on to the next level of editing. I feel grateful to have discovered CCTV. It's a pool of creative, encouraging people who care about their neighbors and community. I love what CCTV does, and it's definitely a community resource---- to pursue interests, to connect with people, to learn, and give back to the community. - Indu Please make a donation in support of CCTV's training program today! read more
June 30, 2014 - 10:32am I believe the first time I ever experienced CCTV was in 2008 during the School Year Production Program (SYPP). I was in 8th grade at the time going into 9th--needless to say I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, but I was open to discovering different life paths, you could say. Little did I know CCTV would give me a glimpse into a path I'd later take after graduating high school. I loved SYPP so much I decided to do the Summer Media Institute (SMI) where I got to work in the TV studio, learn camerawork and editing skills that in 2014 ended up helping me in my classes at Emerson College. I now study Studio TV with dreams of producing and working with nonprofits to connect inner city youth to media arts--and none of this, none of these realizations or life paths would I have discovered without getting involved in 2008 with CCTV. Not only did I learn valuable technical skills as a teen, I was taught the value of creativity and collaboration in a "real world" working environment. Now I'm working for SMI where I know I'll continue to gain skills and learn more about what I'm interested in pursuing in life both personally and professionally. -- Xia CCTV needs the support... read more
May 20, 2014 - 4:24pm Stop by CCTV on Tuesday, June 4th to see what the School Year Production Program has been up to this semester. Teens will screen educational videos and films exploring stereotypes. Projects by: Eden Abebe, Amaniya Cotten, Facundo Gianello, Marie Nherisson, Christelle Paul, Mohammad Sayed, Maha Shahid Refreshments will be served! Thanks to our collaborators: Cambridge Community Services' City Links, and Cambridge Housing Authority's Workforce. Thanks also to our funders: Cambridge Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Massachusetts Cultural Council YouthReach Program Cambridge Community Foundation, Draper Laboratory, and the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation: Youth in the Arts Initiative read more
May 6, 2014 - 12:00am CCTV is looking for teens to participate in our annual Summer Media Institute, or SMI. The SMI is a 6 week media production and work experience program for Cambridge teens. Participants learn storytelling and media skills while working as media artists to produce videos about themselves and their community. Interested teens between 14 and 18 should apply to the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program and request "CCTV" as their work site. Applications are available here and must be submitted by this Friday, May 9. read more
April 4, 2014 - 11:24am Do you want to change the way people think about an issue? Do you want to educate the Cambridge audience about your organization's work? Each year, CCTV's Public Service Announcement (PSA) Day gives local non-profit organizations a chance to create informative PSAs that communicate the services they provide to the community. PSAs are shown on CCTV's three cable channels, and have the potential of reaching more than 33,000 households! In addition, PSAs can be submitted to other television stations, uploaded to your organization's website, or used for any other public relations projects. Register for PSA Day! Each year, PSA Day is scheduled in the spring. The registration fee is $75 for non-CCTV members. A discounted rate of $50 is available to organizations that are CCTV members. Read about the benefits of Organizational Membership here. To become an organizational member, please complete this form. After the recording appointment, CCTV staff will work on post-production for all PSAs and deliver high definition, broadcast quality copies of your new PSA. We can feature your organization's logo and up to 2 photos in the PSA. Do You Need Help Preparing your PSA? Each year, we... read more
December 23, 2013 - 10:21am Dear Family and Friends, My name is Mohammad Sayed. Some of my homework over the Thanksgiving break was to thank and be thankful to kind people like all of you, and to share our stories. My story is about Cambridge Community Television, a place that made my dream of becoming a filmmaker come true. In 2009, I moved to Cambridge from Afghanistan. About two years ago I could not believe what I read on the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment application. There was a quick description and explanation of CCTV. I rushed to my mom in the kitchen and showed her the description. I said, "Really, this is a place where I can use professional cameras and get training from adult experts." She was very happy to see me this excited. CCTV is better then Hollywood. Everything at CCTV is free and you have all the equipments that you need to become a professional filmmaker. I am in the Youth Media Program and have made many films. I learned how to use all of the field cameras and studio equipment and software like Final Cut X, and Motion. I learned the importance of telling a story to other people, and how to visually communicate the problems of our community. Most importantly, at CCTV we are like... read more
December 20, 2013 - 10:11am Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season! Support CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. Today we're 87% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to expand our popular Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for Cambridge teens.Working in paid positions as media artists, teens are challenged to break through mainstream messages to tell honest stories about themselves and their community. The Summer Media Institute (SMI) introduces teens to basic media production and career skills; in the School Year Production Program (SYPP) teens deepen and utilize these skills to bring attention to issues affecting their community. This year, the popular program served more young people than ever-- a diverse group of 50 teens. "The Youth Media Program is a place where you learn and at the same time you get to know people." "Teens learn skills to use in order to make their voice heard... read more
December 16, 2013 - 11:19am Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season in support of CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers, and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. We're 84% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to grow our computer training programs for older adults. Every Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm, Computer for 50 + provides older adults with a chance to receive computer training and support from patient and knowledgeable volunteers. Also, Age Engage, a collaboration between Google and CCTV, pairs people over 50 with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. In 2013, 6 Age Engage sessions were held at CCTV. A participant from our November session explained, "We customized the approach because I didn't need to start from the very beginning. I was set up with a gmail account which I've always knew that I wanted to do.” Other participants... read more
December 11, 2013 - 5:01pm Embrace the season of giving and consider making a donation to CCTV this holiday season in support of CCTV's technology training programs which teach people from all walks of life how to use computers, and create media that is expressive of who they are and what they believe in. We're 84% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal, which we will only reach with the support of friends like you! With your help, CCTV will continue to grow our popular Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for Cambridge teens. Avery, a teen involved in the Youth Media Program, recently spoke of the experience and the impact its had on his life. "To everyone, it’s just a place on 438 Massachusetts Ave, but to me, it’s a place to make a change... a change in our perception of the world. A change in our surroundings. A change in ourselves. Everybody here was given an opportunity to further their depth as a person, an experience many could not have received otherwise. I got the chance to develop my understanding of camerawork and express myself through film at CCTV." read more
December 10, 2013 - 9:11am We are excited to unveil a new Underwriting Campaign for 2014 that offers local businesses a cost-effective way to reach a diverse cross-section of Cambridge residents while supporting our community media center. Participating businesses will not only be acknowledged on the local cable channels, but will also receive recognition at the annual Back Lot BBQ, CCTV’s popular fundraiser, which routinely draws between 200 and 250 attendees. Check out our various underwriting opportunities. We are happy to work with you to customize your sponsorship to best fit your needs. Please contact Susan Fleischmann at 617 401 4004 or susan@cctvcambridge.org for more information read more
December 9, 2013 - 2:02pm Learn how your nonprofit can use Google Docs to share information and enhance communication. We'll explore the options available on the free applications as well as what is available to non-profits through the paid service. This class will be taught by a Google staff member. Spaces and limited and registration is required. Register today! Please call Clodagh Drummey at 617 401 4005 or email clodagh@cctvcambridge.org. read more
December 4, 2013 - 10:19am We are proud to report that "I Am a Muslim," a short documentary produced by teens in CCTV's Youth Media Program, is featured in 'Seen & Heard,' a blog created by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to showcase youth art. Check out the blog at www.seenandheard.massculturalcouncil.org. The film, produced by teens in the Summer Media Institute in July of 2013, explores Muslim stereotypes and what it is like to be a Muslim in Cambridge. Congrats to the teens who worked on the film: Iman Gheraissa, Avery Guan, and Liam O'Connell. read more
December 2, 2013 - 10:25am Today is #GivingTuesday! Please consider taking a moment to show your support for YOUR community media center, Cambridge Community Television! Any contribution, no matter how small, makes a difference and helps us offer more technology training to Cambridge residents and organizations. In 2013, thanks to the support over 100 generous individuals, we: offered more than 120 computer and media production classes through our Training Program; served 50 Cambridge teens in the year-round Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program; provided one-to-one computer training to more than 35 people over 50 through Age Engage, a collaboration with Google; and launched a Social Media Training Series for non-profits and artists, serving more 20 non-profit organizations and 40 local artists And, we've got lots of plans for 2014. Help us meet our goals by making a donation to CCTV today! read more

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