CRLS

Donate a food item

CRLS food pantry needs your help! CSV is asking our volunteers, especially CRLS volunteers, to consider bringing non-perishable items (listed below) to the CRLS Main Office when you come to tutor. Last year CRLS opened a food pantry in response to the growing need of its most vulnerable students. For many students, their main source of nutrition is the school food service program. The

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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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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Teenage Time Warp to Hit Kendall Square

[Cambridge, Mass]. Cambridge School Volunteers, a fifty-year-old nonprofit partner of the city’s public schools, is orchestrating a Teenage Time Warp in Kendall Square on Friday, September 16, 2016. The organization, founded in 1966 by parents, now musters roughly one thousand volunteers every year to deploy across all public schools. Teenage Time Warp will give the public a view of the lives of Cambridge teenagers from the past but

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The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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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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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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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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Come back for Science Olympiad

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time to start preparing the CRLS student team for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition. Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested scientists and engineers who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in

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