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CRLS Science Olympiad Team Flexes Scientific Muscle

Ninth in the State! A heartfelt thank you goes out to our sixteen volunteer mentor-advisors who helped the Cambridge Rindge & Latin Science Olympiad Team members put their best effort into the statewide Science Olympiad Tournament on March 22nd. Kris Newton, CRLS physics teacher and coach of the team, appreciates that the “CSV mentors shared their time, resources and deep knowledge of specialized areas

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CSV Party Raises $24,000 for Upper School Programs

Cambridge, MA  March 14, 2014 – Supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) raised more than $24,000 last week to fund expansion of mentoring and tutoring for Cambridge middle school students. The Kendall Square party hosted by Genzyme brought together students, teachers, and donors to the organization from all over Greater Boston. Feben Gebreegziabher, a CRLS senior who addressed the crowd of over 200, said

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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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Countdown to CSV Now fundraiser March 6th

Every spring, CSV invites the community to come together to eat, drink, bid on unique auction items, and to support our programs for students in the Cambridge public schools. The 2014 CSV Now! event on Thursday, March 6 will honor Louise Adler, our dedicated tutor and former board president. Will you be with us? We promise you a fun evening of jazz music, mingling,

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Let Your “Inner Scientist” Out – Volunteer for the Science Olympiad Team!

In this era of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), there is nothing more exciting for some CRLS students than to engage in and prepare for the annual Science Olympiad (S.O.) competition. This year’s competition includes more than 20 events that range from Bungee Drop to GeoLogic Mapping, from Forensics to Mystery Engineering. Join this year’s team of S.O. volunteer advisors and help the

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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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Louise Adler and J.R. Dreyer Recognized

  Above, top, J.R. Dreyer and Louise Adler. Below, Mayor Henrietta Davis, J.R. Dreyer, and Cambridge Community Foundation’s Bob Hurlbut. On May 14, 2013, Cambridge’s Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse celebrated the outstanding service of several individuals who have given their time, talents and energy to enrich the Cambridge community. Veteran CSV volunteers J.R. Dreyer and Louise Adler were both recognized for their exemplary service to

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Not All Tutors are Adults…Meet Peer Tutor, Eve!

Eve with Tutoring Center Manager, Rene Meshon If you’ve never been to the CSV Tutoring Center on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon after school, you’ve missed the buzz and activity of 23 student/tutor pairs as they work together in total concentration. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Eve is one of those tutors. She’s a CRLS junior, helping her peers in subjects she knows best –

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Mentoring + the Red Sox = Perfect Together

We have an update on one of our favorite mentor pairs.  Kira Arnott, a 2012 CRLS grad, took part in the College Planning and Essay Writing (CPEW) program during the 2011-12 academic year, working closely with with college mentor Courtney Cox.  Last spring, to celebrate the conclusion of another successful CPEW program that served 79 college-bound seniors, a party was held for all tutors

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Beth Chiquoine!

Beth Chiquoine knows both secondary and post-secondary education well. She has taught high school English, as well as writing and literature courses to both traditional-age college students and adult college learners. Beth has also worked in a college admissions office, providing academic support to incoming first-year students. Beth Chiquoine with one of her students. “I love the variety and challenge that is CRLS…” This

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