The Campaign for Rindge Commons
Creating opportunity for homes, careers, and futures in Cambridge
Rindge Commons is focused on the community’s needs and Just A Start’s core mission: to promote equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity. This new, mixed-use development will bring together a state-of-the-art education and job training center, affordable housing, and services available to the entire neighborhood. It will be located in two new buildings adjacent to Just A Start’s Rindge Tower Apartments and the Alewife MBTA station.
For over fifty years, Just A Start has empowered local individuals and families with the resources, opportunities, and training that they need in order to live, work, stay, and thrive in Cambridge. Rindge Commons is an exciting next step in this vision.
About Rindge Commons
Cambridge is a thriving city with many resources, but opportunities for family-sustaining work, quality education, and affordable homes have not been accessible to all residents. As a nonprofit community development corporation, Just A Start is focused on creating livable, sustainable, vibrant communities guided by shared needs.
Rindge Commons answers these needs by:
- Creating an integrated training center to strengthen and expand Just A Start’s education and training programs;
- Giving the community over 100 new affordable apartments, including family-sized units;
- Offering affordable childcare to this growing neighborhood with the inclusion of a public pre-Kindergarten program;
- Providing residents, neighbors, and community groups with new public meeting space