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Genzyme/FMA Reading Buddies Celebrate Books at a Winter Picnic!

Here, Reading Buddy Dan Leonard (pictured left top) and Pam Agner (pictured bottom) from Genzyme and their student Buddies show off their gift books at the party at Fletcher-Maynard Academy. CSV’s Reading Buddies program completed another successful year on December 22nd as 32 second grade students from the Fletcher-Maynard Academy joined their 32 Genzyme Corporation “buddies” for an informal pizza lunch and book presentation

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Four CRLS Seniors Win 4-Year College Scholarships with Support from CSV

See the full gallery on Posterous Above, Director of High School Volunteers Laura Margosian, Filmon Elias, and volunteer Catherine Doyle There is cause for celebration among the 70+ students and their tutor/advisors in CSV’s College Planning, Application and Essay Writing program. Four remarkable students, all children of recent immigrants to the United States, have obtained full, four-year scholarships worthy of note, and each with

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Judith Rosen!

Judith finds that working with third-graders makes her very hopeful for the next generation. “They are just so smart, and so curious,” she notes. Judith says she loves “that ‘can-do’ attitude!” of her students.For the past two years, Judith has worked with third-graders to create a classroom magazine. She helped them understand what a magazine is, how to choose a subject to write about

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Hong Kong Restaurant feeds 60 volunteers

Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square provided a delicious supper for sixty volunteers at CSV’s training event last night. Here, Laura Margosian of Cambridge School Volunteers thanks Paul Lee, manager/owner of the Hong Kong Restaurant in Cambridge for his generous food donation. The lavish meal was greatly enjoyed by volunteer tutors and mentors during a December 12th training event. Paul’s father Sen Lee came

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Lesley Hegarty!

“I’m always amazed what curious little beings they are,” Lesley says about the kindergartners with whom she works on writing skills. She remarks how at first some are a bit nervous, since it is their introduction to the educational system, but then, “they just want to learn.” Lesley Hegarty, hard at work helping children learn.Lesley particularly enjoys working with students who are more challenged

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Bob Wolf!

When tutoring and working with students, Bob Wolfe, a previous Mack Davis Award winner, says “it helps to be a grandfather…or grandfatherly…” to students. Bob has participated with CSV as a middle-school math tutor since 1996, first assisting at the Tobin school and then later at the Peabody school to help with their intergenerational literacy program. Bob Wolf, CSV Tutor since 1996.Bob loves math,

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Elaine Schear!

As a first generation college graduate, Elaine Schear understands what it is like for the students with whom she works at CRLS. After earning her undergraduate, master’s, and PhD in educational studies, Elaine has devoted most of her tutoring experiences to students who are applying to college and are often the first in their family to do so. Elaine Schear, CSV Tutor Elaine began

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