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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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“I Didn’t Want to Miss a Single Word”

On November 14, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop led by Alice Cohen, the lead teacher for social emotional learning for the Cambridge Public School District. This was the third workshop Cohen has presented for CSV’s upper school volunteers. Cohen focused on the importance of relationship building between youth and adults, also sharing aspects of adolescent development that impact the way students process and

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Work with Young Scientists November Through March

Want to cultivate a love of science in the heart of a Cambridge student? Does working with the scientists of tomorrow sound interesting to you? Want to make connections with other great scientific minds within the community? Consider being a mentor for a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student in the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition! Cambridge School Volunteers is looking for mentors in

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“StoryMap” Orients New Volunteers

The Cambridge Public School District now has its own “story map” on the city website. Story maps are an interactive, user-friendly way to integrate GIS data with text and other information. This tool is especially helpful for new and prospective volunteers. Wondering which public school is closest to your home, or to your place of work? Want to figure out the best public transportation

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Want to help a CRLS student succeed?

High school tutors needed! We have a list of students asking for tutoring, and we particularly need tutors who can support students in mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, pre-calculus or calculus) or science (especially physics and chemistry). Do you have 1-2 hours per week to come assist a student? Come join us at a high school orientation to learn more about the Tutoring Center,

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Calling all returning volunteers!

Did you tutor or mentor a student last year? Did you help in a classroom? Are you starting to get those back-to-school urges? Signs of this include: eyeing the school supplies in the store aisles. feeling at loose ends. missing the regular check-in with your teacher. spying just the right new book for your student at the library. dusting off your notebooks or tutoring

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NetPals honored at statewide conference

Left to right: Helene Horan Winn, MSA Board Member/Senior Community Relations Specialist, The TJX Companies; Jennifer Fries, Executive Director of Cambridge School Volunteers; and Emily Haber, CEO, MSA, at the awards ceremony, June 12, 2017, Framingham. Photo credit: Melissa Ostrow On Monday June 12, 2017, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) presented CSV with its 2017 Massachusetts Service and Volunteerism Awardee for “Working Together/Outstanding Collaboration

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