Barakat Inc.’s headquarters is located in Cambridge. As part of the greater Boston area, it is an international environment, and the perfect place for Barakat to raise awareness about education in South and Central Asia, bringing a global connection to our local community through a collaboration with schools, businesses and other nonprofits. Barakat Cambridge operates with one part-time administrator, keeping our overhead low.
One of our annual events is Walk for Literacy. Barakat has been hosting this fun event since 2008. The event raises funds for, and awareness about, our mission and programs. Each year, the Walk takes place on the last Saturday of September, at 10 AM, starting from Winthrop Park. The walkers are a diverse group–elementary school students, young professionals, donors, Barakat’s board of directors and friends. The 2.5 and 5 mile walks meander along the scenic Charles River in Cambridge, then introduce walkers to diverse areas of Cambridge before concluding with lunch and beverages at Winthrop Park in Harvard Square.
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