STEM

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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2015 Science Olympiad Wrap Up

This past month the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Science Olympiad team and their CSV volunteer mentors gathered over a burrito buffet to celebrate another excellent year of student and volunteer collaboration and teamwork. The Science Olympiad fun started in November with an all team kick-off training with students and volunteer advisors coming together to learn about the partnership, map out their event plan, and share their passion of

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NetPals program featured in Wicked Local

CSV’s NetPals program was recently the subject of a feature story, “Cambridge’s NetPals program pairs students with scientists,” in the Cambridge Chronicle.  We are thankful to the companies that encourage this type of in-depth, one-to-one, on-going mentorship. Novartis’ Kara Cournoyer, the coordinator of NetPals volunteer efforts at the company, is quoted in the article, written by Nicholas Iovino: Cournoyer emphasized how important mentorship is

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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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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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Science Olympiad Fun to Begin

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition with students at CRLS! Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested STEM aficionados who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in astronomy, geology, bridge building

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Tobin Parent/Volunteer, Julie Croston, Joins CSV Staff

Meet Julie Croston, CSV’s newest staff member. Hired in early spring as a part-time grant writer/development associate, Julie has taken on many additional roles at CSV, integrating her many talents with the needs of the agency. First, a word on Julie’s background and experience. Her interest has always been around secondary and higher education. She studied at Wesleyan University and received a PhD in

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New Math Tutor Training: Pay At-TEN-tion

New Tutor Training – Intergenerational Math Program October 23, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System CSV is seeking new volunteers to join the ranks of our Intergenerational Math Program. Do you like young children? Do you love math? Do you want to help a student who may be struggling with math? Do you have

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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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