College Ready

College & Career Mentors Wanted

New and returning volunteers are invited to a training and kickoff to be a College and Career Mentor. The College and Career Mentor Program provides support to seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as they apply to college and to scholarships. The program meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:30-4:00. Alternative meeting times are available before, during, and after school. New and returning

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Scooping Out Congratulations at the Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash

With music provided by JAM’N 94.5 and six flavors of delicious ice cream and sorbets donated by Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream of Harvard Square, graduating seniors and CSV high school volunteers recently enjoyed an end-of year celebration in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) cafeteria. Deandra Williams, Director of High School Programs at CSV, and Maverik, the popular JAM’N radio DJ, hosted this

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Be a College/Career Mentor!

Do you like helping students learn how to write and edit? Would you like to support a student who may be the facing some barriers to college entry? Are you a patient and curious person? If so, we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you. On September 21st, CSV will provide an information session for returning and new volunteers who want to help

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Our impact

We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below:

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Serving students … and Serving Lizzy’s Ice Cream

During the 2015-16 school year, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) expanded our popular College-Readiness Program, offering Cambridge students two regular weekly opportunities to work with helpful tutors and mentors: On Tuesdays, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) juniors gathered in the high school library’s fiction room for both English and math SAT prep classes, taught by CSV volunteers with expertise in these arenas. And on

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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How to Write a College Essay

Did you miss the College Readiness kickoff? Or do you want more in-depth information about helping your student to draft and edit her or his college essay? Or do you need the deadlines for college and the information about Naviance from the guidance department? We have you covered: Dr. Kimberly Parker’s advice about helping seniors to write their college essay is synopsied here, or

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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College Readiness Kickoff

Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2:30-4:00, in the Career College Resource Center (room 1501) at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for the first training session for our College Readiness Program mentors.  That day, we will hear from the CRLS Guidance Counselors about the college application process this year, which has some important differences from the process in prior years. We will begin helping CRLS

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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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