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Meet Maggie Pancost – Mack Davis Winner!

Maggie Pancost’s 10-year tenure as a NetPal coincides with the 10-year lifetime of the Novartis NetPals program, now at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). The coincidence is not surprising. It takes volunteers like Maggie to give a program like NetPals the resilience it needs to survive for ten years. Maggie was nominated by Pam Shwartz, lead NetPals teacher at CSUS. As described by

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Meet Corinne Johnson – Recent Mack Davis Winner

Corinne Johnson began tutoring chemistry in the CSV Tutoring Center five years ago. From the start, Corinne distinguished herself. At that time, she was tutoring a student who had previously been home schooled. He was struggling to integrate into school and keep up with chemistry. Corinne took the initiative to meet with his teacher, help him organize all of his assignments, and track his

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Volunteer Sam Seidel Receives Mack Davis Award

There are individuals who make giving back to their community a way of life. For those individuals, rolling up their sleeves to get involved at the ground level comes naturally. Such a person is volunteer, Sam Seidel. For five years, Sam has tutored in three separate CSV programs, sharing his passion for teaching and learning. His support roles have included tutoring with CSV’s Early

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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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Vivian Siegel from the Broad is Newest CSV Board Member

CSV is happy to welcome its Board member, Vivian Siegel, who began her role in June and has already taken a position on the fund-raising committee. Formally trained as a scientist, Vivian is a dedicated science educator and journal editor, and currently the Director of Education and Outreach at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Vivian first learned about CSV and its NetPals

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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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KeyPals Completes its 20th Year!

  Lisa Van Vleck, CSV’s Director of Corporate Programs, remembers it well. Kenny Neal (former teacher and assistant principal) and Lisa were meeting with Kathleen Granchelli of Draper Laboratory, when Kenny hatched the idea of an e-mail communication partnership. It would emphasize English Language Arts through correspondence between 8th graders and employees of local Cambridge companies. “Let’s call it KeyPals,” she recalls him saying.

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