College Planning

Mack I. Davis Awards 2015

Background jazz music by the CRLS “Delivery Boys”; savory hors d’oeuvres provided by Harvard University’s Public Affairs Office – CSV’s host for the event; the snapping of photos by thrilled family members; hugs and congratulations to so many, from so many; a rotating slide show of this year’s school volunteers; a dance performance by the CRLS Ethiopian Club – all of it reflected the

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2015 Science Olympiad Wrap Up

This past month the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Science Olympiad team and their CSV volunteer mentors gathered over a burrito buffet to celebrate another excellent year of student and volunteer collaboration and teamwork. The Science Olympiad fun started in November with an all team kick-off training with students and volunteer advisors coming together to learn about the partnership, map out their event plan, and share their passion of

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Board Members See the Value of Tutoring Upfront…

How often do you hear about non-profit board members whose family members have been directly impacted by the organization or who actually volunteer for their organization? Let’s introduce you to some CSV Board members who have had exactly these experiences. Bill Zamparelli has been a Board member for more than 10 years. While his own children were in the Cambridge schools, he remembers two

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College Ready Program Begins with Gusto!

More than 25 volunteers, both new and “veteran”, attended the recent College Ready kick-off event. Kudos to Laura Margosian, CSV’s director of high school programs, for organizing an outstanding line-up of speakers: George Finn and Janani Nathan from the CRLS Guidance Department, and Amanda Hughes, CRLS English teacher. The kick-off marked the first of many weekly sessions that volunteers will have with CRLS seniors

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New Board Member/College Ready Volunteer!

Meet Alvin Benjamin Carter III – museum studies expert, hip hop archivist, digital media producer, and CSV’s newest Board member. Alvin has recently joined the Board and is about to begin his first CSV tutoring experience as well, as a College Ready mentor. Welcome Alvin! A Cambridge resident who is taking on his first Board role, Alvin brings a wealth of talent and expertise

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Meet Stand-out CRLS Volunteer and Mack Davis Winner, Catherine Doyle

Catherine Doyle Receiving a Mack Davis Award from Laura Margosian, Director of High School Programs During Catherine’s five year tenure with CSV, she has volunteered an average of five hours a week and with at least six Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students per year. Catherine specializes in reading, writing, and college counseling. She tutors ESL students twice a week in our Tutoring Center

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“My great fortune to work as a volunteer…”

By Ken Shulman, CRLS College Ready Mentor, seen above with student Feben   In October 2013, I joined Cambridge School Volunteers. I’d lived in Cambridge for more than a decade, and was somewhat embarrassed at how little I’d given back to the community. I’ve worked as a professional writer, journalist, and filmmaker for more than 30 years. Perhaps my skills might be useful to

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Sign up Now to Mentor CRLS Seniors with College Planning and Essay Writing!

Are you interested in making a difference for a senior applying to college? Do you like mentoring about career and college goals? Are you skilled in essay writing? CSV has scheduled its initial training event for interested college planning and essay writing tutors for Thursday, October 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the CRLS Library. Once you have been trained, weekly sessions with

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