Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers

Cambridge is filled with people who are changing the world, whether through kindness, innovation, art, music, or speaking out.

As we worked to put this edition together, those people seemed to come out of the woodworks. Everywhere I turned, there were more people and organizations that I wanted to include in the pages of this issue.

This theme, I think, gets at the heart of what Scout hopes to do in Cambridge: to highlight the people who make this city what it is, and to show how they’re impacting their neighborhood, their city, and maybe even the world.

We had the pleasure of meeting some of those people for this issue, and we can’t wait to introduce you to them.

There are the members of the Black Student Union at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, who forced the school to face the racism within its walls and persevered through the backlash (p.34).

There are the founders of CrimsonBikes, who are making biking more accessible—in every sense of the word (p.20).

There’s a mother-daughter duo who is fighting to make sure that local women get their rightful place in history (p.18).

There’s Anne Plaisance, an immigrant artist who was shocked to see the sizable homeless population in the city and now creates art programming for women who have experienced domestic violence (p.23). And there are so many others.

We hope you enjoy this chance to meet some of your neighbors.

Reena Karasin

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