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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December 3, 2014 - 6:34am Thank you to everyone who joined in on our #GivingTuesday campaign! We exceeded our goal for the day, securing more than $1800 for our vibrant Youth Media Program! Thank you to all of you who have supported our #GivingTuesday efforts: Diane Andronica, Robert Bonazoli, The Camera Company, Catherine Carr Kelly, Susan Corcoran, Donna Davis, John Donovan, Clodagh Drummey, Sean Effel, Susan Fleischmann, Ellen Grabiner, CherryAnn Goodridge, Jeffrey Hansell, Joyce Kauffman, Michael Kuhn, Alan Marotta, Tom Meek, Beverly Mire, Judith Nathans, Judith Prager, Allison Rodriguez, Nancy Ryan, Julie Shaw, Rachael Solem. The Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live in paid positions as media artists. Participants learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. read more
December 2, 2014 - 7:00am #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving and transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday seeks to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes that they believe in. In honor of #GivingTuesday, CCTV is seeking to raise $1,288 over the next 12 hours to support an additional teen in our Youth Media Program. That is just a little over $100 every hour. Please help us reach our goal! The Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live in paid positions as media artists. Participants learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. We need friends like YOU to reach this goal. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support the Youth Media Program. Thank you for your continued support of Cambridge Community Television! Thank you to all of you who have supported our #GivingTuesday efforts so far: Robert Bonazoli, The Camera Company, Catherine Carr Kelly,... read more
November 24, 2014 - 1:17pm We are so very thankful to all of you who been involved with Cambridge Community Television this year. Because of your desire to learn and share your voice, or to support those who do, the Cambridge community is a more vibrant place. Each year, our cable channels feature 24,000 hours of programming in 10 languages that celebrate our city and its rich and diverse culture. We offer an extensive array of computer and media production classes, as well as special services and educational programs to support youth, seniors, and non-profit organizations. We could not do what we do without the support of the community. If you have not already done so this year, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support Cambridge Community Television, YOUR community media center. read more
November 16, 2014 - 12:44pm Each year, the Youth Media Program educates, empowers and inspires Cambridge teens to create media about who they are and the community in which they live. This year, we are in need of assistance to fund our growing school year program and we are asking friends like YOU to help! Our goal is to raise $16,744 to support stipends for 13 youth during the school year. We are 74% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal and with your support, we know we can reach it! Help us educate, empower and inspire young people by engaging them in jobs as media artists! Why Career Development Matters Teens participating in the Youth Media Program learn important job skills and gain knowledge of educational and career opportunities. "I am learning how to be responsible and manage my own money." "I am learning about possible careers." "I am thinking of pursuing a career in digital media or film production so my experience here will help with that." Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to support the Youth Media Program. Thank you for your continued support of Cambridge Community Television! read more
November 11, 2014 - 7:25pm Age Engage is a collaboration between Google and CCTV that seeks to teach individuals over 50 how to use the Internet. During Age Engage, people over 50 are paired with Google employees for one-to-one training. The trainings are designed to teach participants Internet skills according to their interest and experience. Participants can learn things like how to search the world wide web, send and receive email, share photos and videos, pay bills online, and more! The next Age Engage session is scheduled for November 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please contact Clodagh Drummey at or 617 401 4005 to register. Registration is required! read more
November 9, 2014 - 6:59pm I feel very lucky to have found CCTV when I did. In the fall of 2008 I wanted to start a new career in video production and post production. I was a writer, a musician, a painter, and a point-and-shoot photographer, but had very little experience in film or video. A friend suggested I become a "Belive" intern at CCTV. "Belive? CCTV?" I lived outside Cambridge. CCTV was off my radar. A Cambridge resident sponsored me and I started my internship. In classes at CCTV I learned a variety of camera, lighting, sound, editing and studio techniques. The staff was always available to answer my interminable questions. Working on CCTV productions I acquired practical studio, field production, and editing experience. CCTV was my springboard into professional workshops and employment. I now work regularly as a freelancer; shooting, editing and assisting a growing client list including production houses nationwide. CCTV teaching alumni and members are still great supporters and collaborators of mine. I'm grateful for what I learned at CCTV. Now, in a position to offer modest financial support, I'm hoping to grow my contributions over time. I know from my own experience that... read more
November 2, 2014 - 1:35pm Innovation in My Backyard, launched in 2011 with support from Novartis, is an effort to further enhance the Youth Media Program's career development goals by involving teens in the production of videos about different industries and career opportunities, particularly related to science, technology, engineering and math. This summer, Biogen Idec, Draper Laboratory and Novartis provided funding to this initiative. Youth Media Program teens interviewed professionals from these organizations, as well as from Amgen and Nuvu, and produced two powerful films. "Steam Powered Education," produced by Giovanni Jajoute, Sam Hermon and Abdullah Gheraissa, looks at the importance of educational programs that fuse arts and science. Melat Kassa, Priya Joyce and Samantha Liu's documentary, "A New Frame of Mind," was recognized at the Interlochen Center for the Arts' Future of Cinema Film Festival last weekend and explores women in science. There are THREE ways to watch "A New Frame of Mind" and other media created during the Innovation in My Backyard initiative: 1. On CCTV's Channel 9 at the following times: -Fridays between Nov 14 & Dec 5 @ 6 PM -Saturdays between Nov 15 & Dec 6 @ 8... read more
September 7, 2014 - 5:09pm If the delectable food, lively music, diverse auction, and deserving honorees were not compelling enough reasons to attend the BBQ, we have one more reason for you: the cause! CCTV's Back Lot BBQ, happening Thursday, 9/18 at 5:30 pm, is first and foremost a fundraiser for our fabulous Youth Media Program, which is a media arts and career development program for Cambridge young people. Teens involved in the program gain valuable media making and career readiness skills as they work as media artists. The program is comprised of two components: the Summer Media Institute and the School Year Production Program. Over the years, the program has grown exponentially and is now serving 50 teens each year. You can find more details about the program here. And, tickets to the BBQ can be purchased here. read more
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 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: 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