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.


Ride for Home

A father-and-son cross-country bicycle trip to benefit homeless/housing organizations. 

In June and July, our Executive Director, Carl Nagy-Koechlin and his 18 year-old son Josh will be setting out on a cross-country bicycle adventure from Anacortes, Washington to Boston. Over the next 8 weeks, Carl and Josh will ride through Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario, New York State, and finally Massachusetts – 3,600 miles in all. 

Carl and Josh will be riding to raise funds for nonprofits to support affordable housing and homeless community. To learn more about their journey, visit

“My passion for cycling is matched by my passionate belief that every deserves both a stable home and access to economic opportunity.” Carl invites you to support Rindge Commons – building an Economic Mobility Hub. 

To support and cheer Carl on their adventure, please click the Donate button below. Once you are in the Donate page, please write a message under Program. 

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

Interested in learning more about how you can support Rindge Commons’ impact? Please contact Carmen Chan, Director of Philanthropy, at or 617-918-7558.

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