Volunteers Speak

mentor in STEM in Cambridge with middle school student

As the new school year gets off the ground, and we seek newcomers at our September 25 kickoff orientation (and for our subsequent orientation sessions), we’d like to share some of what our volunteers have said in their year-end surveys about their experience in the Cambridge Public Schools. These volunteers are from our entire range of programs, from those serving the littlest students to

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New spaces for CSV

Come say hello to us in our new spaces.  The enrollment at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School has gone up, and with it have come some changes. CSV’s main office has moved downstairs to Room 1105 of the high school. Our high school programs have also moved. The Tutoring Center will be in two spaces: Room 2403 from 7:30-2:30, sharing with the Workforce Program,

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CSV Launches Summer Pilot

a body of water in upper right corner of image, and about 9 students and adults are also in the image, loosely gathered around a white tub with water in which a large tadpole is visible. Most are holding notebooks and pencils and some are drawing.

Art & Science in One (AS1), CSV’s only outdoor program, earned recognition for outstanding environmental education from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in May. CSV was one of eight nonprofit organizations across the state honored with an EEA award. CSV is currently seeking new volunteers for a summer edition of the program (Application materials here; register here). View photos of

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Going Back to Go Forward

Thirty People Dancing Photographed from Above

If you went Back to the 80s with us in April, we want to thank you! The festive event met our fundraising goal of $42,000. View photos from this terrific time-travel event here on our Facebook page. We’ve gone back to the eighties, from our heads down to our toes. #CSV52 #CambridgeMA A post shared by Cambridge School Volunteers (@cambridgeschoolvolunteers) on Apr 6, 2018

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Our Thanks on Behalf of Kids

young man at podium marked Broad Institute

At Cambridge School Volunteers’ ice cream social May 24, 2018, we honored the dedication of all our volunteers and our corporate partners, on behalf of the students of the Cambridge Public Schools and their families. Quite a few volunteers marked five-, 10-, and 15-year milestones with us. We were delighted to celebrate a rarity—a thirty-year mark—with veteran volunteer Tom McCorkle, who helps out Linda

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Job Opening for Fall 2018

Job Posting: Program Coordinator Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children.  CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels.  Upper School Programs CSV is hiring one part-time program coordinator to join our staff in the fall of 2018. CSV manages

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You are invited

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social to honor our volunteers in the Cambridge Public Schools and to present the 27th annual Mack I. Davis II Awards & Kenneth S. Neal Award. Come help us celebrate your dedication, commitment, and longevity with ice cream. Children are welcome. Ice Cream Social and Volunteer Appreciation Thursday, May 24, 2018 * 4 PM – 6 PM

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Four Robots and a Pizza

Above, NetPal volunteer Anthony Adams walks through the Vecna parking lot with his student. Jay Doyle, a senior embedded systems firmware engineer at Vecna Robotics, welcomed a pack of Rindge Ave Upper Campus (RAUC) seventh-graders to the company’s offices on Cambridgepark Drive on December 12, 2017. The visit was the start of a series of meet-ups between adult NetPals volunteers and public school seventh-graders that has

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Preview our Auction!

woman in chef whites and Sofra restaurant logo

Have you bought your tickets for the Back to the 80s dance party yet?  Don’t wait! The party is Friday night at Lesley University’s Lunder Arts Center in Porter Square. Tickets to the event are here. We have two fabulous live auction items, plus a select number of amazing silent auction items, all to benefit CSV’s free tutoring and mentoring programs in the Cambridge Public

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CSV’s Grad Students on “Cultural Humility”

Two young women seated at laptops looking at the camera, one is a Latinx woman in a black sweater and the other is an African-American woman in an orange shirt and patterned vest.

“Would you feel comfortable talking to your mentor about race?” That’s one of the questions that Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students who receive tutoring or mentoring from a CSV volunteer answered recently in a survey conducted by Colette Lima and Daniela Reyes. Lima and Reyes work as program assistants at Cambridge School Volunteers. Both women are master’s level social work students at the

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