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 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
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
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