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Chromebooks at CRLS

CSV Volunteers at CRLS took a crash course in the Cambridge Public School district’s digital equity program, called CRLS Connects, on Thursday, November 15. The cornerstone of the initiative is the Google Chromebook, which presenter Paige Graves called “an internet machine with a keyboard.” Software cannot be downloaded to the Chromebooks and there is almost no local storage space for documents on the devices.

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Voracious Readers

Cambridge School Volunteers’ Reading Buddies program applies the efforts of more than 160 caring, trained volunteers to instill a love of reading amongst Cambridge public school students who are on the cusp of becoming independent readers. In our Reading Buddies program, CSV pairs each 1st-, 2nd- or 3rd-grader with an adult for a biweekly or weekly 30–40 minute read-aloud session. CSV collaborates closely with teaching staff at

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Spotlight: Susan Reynolds

Intrepid cyclist Susan Reynolds joined CSV last year to direct our Reading Buddies Program and this fall takes on the role of KeyPals director as well. Both programs leverage the volunteerism of our corporate partner employees and generosity of the employers themselves. Reynolds is no stranger to the joys and triumphs of the beginning reader, having taught for 25 years in pre-K as well

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