College Ready

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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This Thursday, A Night to Usher in Spring in Cambridge

Is spring for real? We’re glad you won’t need your Arctic gear this Thursday evening when we welcome you to Kendall Square for CSV Now! If you haven’t been before to our annual fundraiser—that’s okay, we’re putting on something a little bit different this year. Of course, your ticket price, silent auction bids, and raffle tickets still support our infrastructure for finding, screening, matching and

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FY 2014 Annual Report

CSV is pleased to present this report of our work in the 2013-2014 school year. It was a year of expansion of our upper school programs, adding new corporate partners to our NetPals program, and new tutors in our fledgling Learning Center programs. Thank you to all of the volunteers, supporters, and sponsors who made it possible. Please use these links to view and

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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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College Ready Program about to Begin…

Wondering how you might give some useful time to a high school student for the next several months? We have the answer for you: the College Ready program at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS)! To become involved with this exciting program, read on. CSV is currently recruiting volunteers to help seniors with the college preparation and essay writing process. The program officially begins

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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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