Enroot empowers low-income, immigrant high school students to achieve academic, career, and personal success through mentorship, leadership development, professional internships, and academic support. Enroot’s progressive program model spans two to four years of a student’s high school career. Students are matched one-on-one with a volunteer mentor, provided academic tutoring, participate in professional internships, attend weekly workshops focused on community engagement, leadership development, college access, and workforce readiness, and are provided with intensive case management by Enroot staff.
Enroot currently serves 150 students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Somerville High School, in addition to 28 college students in its new College Success program. Enroot plans to open a third site in the Greater Boston area in 2020.
Established in 1938 as philanthropic federation, the organization pivoted to direct service in 1951 under the name of Cambridge Community Services. In 2016, Cambridge Community Services rebranded as Enroot, with a narrowed mission to focus exclusively on supporting immigrant high school students.