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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!

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”

“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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Sue Wellington, Financial Manager

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Sue Wellington, Non-Profit Financial Manager This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the third of the profiles in that series. The connection between math and creative disciplines is front and center for Sue Wellington. “There

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Back to the 80s with you

Join CSV as we go Back to the 80s! Our annual dance party is our largest fundraiser for our free tutoring and mentoring programs in the Cambridge Public Schools. Dance the night away with DJ iPartyRight, Alvin Benjamin Carter III, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing beverages (open bar) from Commonwealth Restaurant and its chef owner Steve “Nookie” Postal, all to benefit Cambridge

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Volunteer Akia Scott, Oracle

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Akia Scott, Campaign Manager, Oracle This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the second of the profiles in that series. “To me this was an opportunity to engage with young kids the way people engaged

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Mirko Chardin at CSV Learning Center

On December 7, 2017, Cambridge School Volunteers welcomed Head of School Mirko Chardin to the CSV Learning Center at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). This year, students are working with their own tutors on Thursday afternoons in Ms. Wool’s science classroom. Students and tutors have been working hard this year and were excited to have Mr. Chardin at the Learning Center. Mr. Chardin started

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Volunteer Stacy Williams, Audible

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Stacy Williams, Software Development Engineer, Audible This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the first of the profiles in that series. “For me it was great to see other women in technology,” says Stacy Williams,

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Focus on Math in Focus

On December 4, 2017, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop on Math in Focus at Vassal Lane Upper School (VLUS).  The workshop served CSV tutors volunteering at the five learning center programs across the school district. Elsa Head, a seventh-grade math teacher at VLUS, led the session. Ms. Head led a discussion about developing math skills in middle school youth during one-to-one tutoring.

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New NetPals Partners Google, Philips

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes new partners Google and Philips Research to its NetPals program this semester. The NetPals program, which enables students to learn about career paths in science, technology, engineering, or math from professionals who are employees of  CSV partners, launched on December 6, 2017 at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). The program was redesigned six years ago in collaboration with the Cambridge

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