literacy

Seeking literacy educator – part-time

Cambridge School Volunteers is seeking an educator with experience in literacy programs for a paid staff position, 4 hours/week. The Reading Buddies Director will work approximately 4-5 hours per week during the school year, overseeing the Reading Buddies volunteer programs at two local public schools. Must be able to work Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 every week, plus other hours to be arranged. Duties include: *

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“Howdy” Rebecca Doughty!

“I really like to be by myself. That’s when I visit my imagination. It’s something that’s important about being an artist.”  Local author and illustrator Rebecca Doughty recently visited the second grade classrooms at the Kennedy Longfellow (K-Lo) elementary school.  When CSV’s Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Volunteer Programs, met Rebecca, she knew this volunteer would make for an exciting special presenter. Susan Moynihan,

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Beyond Sound It Out

Cambridge School Volunteers Workshop K-3 Reading Support Strategies ” Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors” Led by Cambridgeport School Literacy Specialist, Tracey Delucia When: Wednesday, November 18th, from 2:45-4:00pm Where: Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm Street (meter parking on Broadway, residential on Elm Street) What: Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors Who: Focus will be on working with K-3 students Join

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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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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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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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Shop with AmazonSmile to Support CSV!

Gearing up for holiday shopping? Planning to use Amazon to buy gifts for your family and friends? We shop local whenever we can, but sometimes, ordering online is the best option. This season we are excited to announce a new opportunity to support Cambridge School Volunteers. Shop through smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com and .5% of the proceeds will be donated to Cambridge School Volunteers!

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CSV’s New Board President – Sally Peterson!

Enthusiastic…passionate…community-oriented. These are some of the words that describe CSV’s new Board president, Sally Peterson. A resident of Cambridge and a Cambridge Public School parent, Sally brings a wealth of experience from the non-profit world into her work on the Board. Over the years she has taught in a preschool, run a literacy program for a parent-child home program, worked in a battered women’s

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Tutoring Center Honorees in the News!

Tutoring Center Manager Rene Meshon and Volunteer Nancy Gutmann CSV applauds two very special individuals, Rene Meshon and Nancy Gutmann, for being honored recently by the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse. Cambridge Mayor David Maher and Clearinghouse Co-Founder and Chair, Bob Hurlbut, presented both with awards for their outstanding contributions to the students and seniors of Cambridge. Rene was presented with the Beverly Benner Cassara

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Congrats to Early Literacy Volunteer, Sharon McBride

Sharon McBride accepts Mack Davis Award from Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Programs For eight years Sharon McBride has shared her passion for the written word with students at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School. As a writer and children’s book editor, Sharon has been able to bring real life knowledge and expertise to her volunteer work with the young authors in Summer

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