Imagine using all of your senses to take in the mixture of noise, energy and general mood in a middle school during the school day, and then comparing that to the low hum of 6th to 8th graders working one-to-one with a tutor, just minutes after the school day is over. The comparison is like night and day! Welcome to the after-school Learning Center
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
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
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
This list of resources on mindfulness emerged from a May 6th, 2014 workshop for volunteers, parents, and teachers. Cambridge School Volunteers hosted the workshop during Cambridge’s Screen-Free/Screen-Wise Week.
1. www.sittingtogether.com, the site for workshop presenter Dr. Susan Pollak’s most recent book, includes downloadable meditations here.2. Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness.3. Mindfulness in Schools is a site suggested by Dr. Beatriz Meza-Valencia, who has been teaching mindfulness to students at several Cambridge schools as a volunteer.4. Chris Willard, Child’s Mind.5. Also mentioned at the workshop: guided meditations for young children by Amy Salzman.
6. Read Dr. Pollak’s reflections about her CSV workshop here on Psychology Today’s blog. The blog post includes a full description of one technique.
Wondering what the inside of a middle school math textbook looks like these days? Had you joined the almost 25 adult volunteer tutors at a recent middle school math workshop, you’d have learned that “Do the Math: Brain at Work” is actually a chapter in the latest math text (Math in Focus) used by the Cambridge Public Schools. Presenter and CPSD math coach, Danielle
Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us on Thursday, October 16th, 4-6pm to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8, including developmental, social and behavioral realities. Participants will learn to model reading strategies and writing support strategies. The session will
Join our team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support in Learning Centers across the city. These Learning Centers meet before school (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and after school (3:00-4:15 PM), on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning
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
From L to R: Supt. Jeffrey Young, Sharon McBride, Dan Dineen, Catherine Doyle, Catherine DeMaggio, Eve Loftus, Kris Newton, Faralove Raphael and Mayor David Maher Kudos to all of the volunteers honored at the Mack I. Davis II Awards and Recognition Event held on May 13th! CSV celebrated its more than 900 volunteers who served in grades K-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during