NetPals

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 Jay Mahoney – 2015 Kenneth S. Neal Award Winner

Jay Mahoney was nominated for the Kenneth S. Neal award by a Rindge Avenue Upper Campus (RAUS) parent for his inspiring work as a 7th grade science teacher and his willingness to take on the hard work of coordinating the RAUS NetPals program. The work of running a successful NetPals program starts with successful teaching, an ability which was recognized last year when Jay

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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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Meet CSV’s Newest Board Member – Denise Mytko

CSV is delighted to announce that Denise Mytko, educational consultant, joined our Board in February. Welcome Denise! Denise is no stranger to the field of education. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College, her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, majoring in organizational behavior with a concentration in psychology. She obtained a Master of Arts in sociology

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Board Members See the Value of Tutoring Upfront…

How often do you hear about non-profit board members whose family members have been directly impacted by the organization or who actually volunteer for their organization? Let’s introduce you to some CSV Board members who have had exactly these experiences. Bill Zamparelli has been a Board member for more than 10 years. While his own children were in the Cambridge schools, he remembers two

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This Thursday, A Night to Usher in Spring in Cambridge

Is spring for real? We’re glad you won’t need your Arctic gear this Thursday evening when we welcome you to Kendall Square for CSV Now! If you haven’t been before to our annual fundraiser—that’s okay, we’re putting on something a little bit different this year. Of course, your ticket price, silent auction bids, and raffle tickets still support our infrastructure for finding, screening, matching and

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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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CSV Celebrates Cambridge Systematics 15th Anniversary with NetPals!

7th Graders Meeting their Cambridge Systematics NetPals for the First Time in the Fall Did you know a child who was obsessed with trains, trucks, and transport? For seventh graders at the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS), that childhood interest can deepen through mentorship from a transportation systems consultant from Cambridge Systematics (CS). CS has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, marking 15 years of volunteerism as

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Genzyme’s Dan Dineen Honored with a Mack Davis Award!

Dan Dineen receiving his Mack Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs Dan Dineen is Genzyme’s longest serving Reading Buddy, having been a Reading Buddy at the Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) for 13 of his 17 years at Genzyme, where he works in international operations. The classroom at FMA is a short distance, but a long way, from his desk where

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CSV Honors Cathy DeMaggio at Mack Davis Award Event

Catherine DeMaggio receiving a Mack I. Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs for CSV Cathy DeMaggio’s career as a NetPals coordinator has mirrored her 31-year career at Cambridge Systematics (CS), where she has repeatedly undertaken new challenges. Cathy began work at CS in 1983. CS later moved to Alewife, where Cathy took on a management position and then transitioned to

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