Mentor

Welcome MassBioEd and Vecna as New Partners

CSV has been fortunate over the years to partner with some of Cambridge’s most innovative corporations. This past semester, CSV welcomed two new additions to its NetPals mentoring program – the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) and Vecna Technologies. And what a valuable resource each has become! Located in Kendall Square, MassBioEd is committed to supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education with

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Scrambled Eggs and iPads – KeyPals Breakfast at the K/Lo

On a recent chilly morning in February, every 5th grader from the Kennedy/Longfellow (K/Lo) School was warmed to the core at a special celebratory breakfast with their KeyPal mentors from Draper Lab, IBM and MIT. Many of the 25+ students brought their parents as well. KeyPals, a program directed by Kathy Walsh Malone, Technology Integration Specialist, and managed by CSV, pairs 5th graders and

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Extra Cheese and Extra Attention: Rindge Avenue Upper Campus Students Meet Their Science NetPals

It was a marvel of planning and organization – how to get 79 seventh graders from the Rindge Avenue Upper School to each of three nearby corporate offices that were hosting on-site events for the first NetPals face-to-face meeting! Thanks to lead teacher Jay Mahoney and other teacher chaperones, the walk from the school to the three venues was a success, and so was

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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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CSV Off to a Strong Start but More Volunteers Needed!

More than 55 prospective volunteers attended CSV’s September kick-off event, a strong turnout according to executive director, Jen Fries. After a brief welcome by Fries, CSV’s soon-to-be volunteers divided into an elementary/middle school group and a high school group.  Both groups would spend the next 90 minutes learning more about the Cambridge public schools, the nuts and bolts of getting started as a volunteer,

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CSV Welcomes Two New Board Members

Above, new board member Charles Wyzanski and his daughter Tamara (CRLS class of 2005) Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes two new members to its board of directors: MIT-affiliated Anya Alexandra Bear and long-time Cambridge resident and attorney Charles M. Wyzanski. Bear has been with MIT’s Office of Government and Community Relations since 2008, collaborating with a broad range of Cambridge non-profits and institutions around

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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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Help CRLS Seniors with College Planning and Essay Writing!

Join CSV’s mentoring program that assists college-bound seniors with college planning, applications, essay writing, financial aid and more! Kick-off Training for Volunteers When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm Where: CRLS Library, Fiction Room RSVP: To register, contact csv@cpsd.us or call 617-349-6794 Please join us for an informative and fun kick-off event. Learn best practices from the CRLS Guidance and English departments about

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Courtney Cox!

Courtney Cox works with committed students, guiding them towards achieving their academic dreamsand goals. Cox was a key tutor mentor in the CSV College Planning and Essay Writing Program (CPEW), andworked with students regularly from October through March as they crafted their college essays.Furthermore, she volunteered as an after-school one-to-one tutor as well as classroom assistant. Her CSV Tutor Courtney Cox works with senior

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CSV Celebrates its KeyPal Partners with a Gala at Genzyme

Current MIT KeyPal Site Coordinator shown with (from L to R): Paul Parravano (MIT Co-Director of Government and Community Relations); Jennifer Fries (CSV Executive Director); Ellen Avery (Draper Lab KeyPal Site Coordinator); Gretchen MacDougall (IBM KeyPal Site Coordinator); and Faraneh Serino (IBM KeyPal Site Coordinator).   Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) celebrated its commitment to the academic success of Cambridge Public School students at a special

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