Upper School

The Broad Institute Joins CSV’s Growing List of NetPals Mentors!

Student and NetPal Getting Acquainted at the Broad Known for pioneering work on the human genome, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (the Broad) has recently joined several other bio-medical companies that provide NetPals science mentoring to 7th graders at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). For many years, Broad employees volunteered as one-to-one tutors in the Cambridge public schools, most notably as

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CSV Party Raises $24,000 for Upper School Programs

Cambridge, MA  March 14, 2014 – Supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) raised more than $24,000 last week to fund expansion of mentoring and tutoring for Cambridge middle school students. The Kendall Square party hosted by Genzyme brought together students, teachers, and donors to the organization from all over Greater Boston. Feben Gebreegziabher, a CRLS senior who addressed the crowd of over 200, said

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Countdown to CSV Now fundraiser March 6th

Every spring, CSV invites the community to come together to eat, drink, bid on unique auction items, and to support our programs for students in the Cambridge public schools. The 2014 CSV Now! event on Thursday, March 6 will honor Louise Adler, our dedicated tutor and former board president. Will you be with us? We promise you a fun evening of jazz music, mingling,

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CSV’s 2013 Annual Report is here

We were busy last year!  We started Learning Centers, doubled the size of NetPals, and made new corporate partnerships with Mass BioEd Foundation and Vecna Technologies. Thank you to everyone who made it possible, especially our new tutors, mentors, and NetPals. We are so lucky to have such caring volunteers and partners. Read about our work in the 2012-2013 school year here: Annual Report

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Ready, Set, Launch…NetPals Begins its 9th Year!

December, 2013 through May, 2014 marks the ninth year that CSV’s NetPals program has partnered seventh graders with scientists from several local corporations. CSV welcomes returning companies – the Charles Stark Draper Lab, Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, and Massachusetts BioEd Foundation – along with newcomer the Broad Institute. Thank you for serving as science mentors to 75 students, every seventh grader in the

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Meet CSV’s Newest Staff Member!

CSV is happy to introduce Catalina Rojas, its newest staff member. Catalina has become the Assistant Program Coordinator for Upper School programs, a position newly created to support the expanding work of grades 6-8 Learning Centers and NetPals. Learning Centers provide 1:1 tutoring, mostly after-school, for at-risk students at all five upper schools. NetPals connects all 7th graders with science/engineering professionals from local companies

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89 Seventh Graders, 89 Adult Volunteers, and 65 Pizzas!

Excitement was in the air as every 7th grader from the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS) convened at Bertucci’s Restaurant following their on-site visits to the three local corporations that are once again participating in NetPals. This special program, managed by CSV, pairs adult mentors from Cambridge Systematics, Vecna Technologies, and Grace with 7th graders from RAUS. This year, 89 adult volunteers are mentoring

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Needed – Middle School Tutors for Before and After School Learning Centers!

Join CSV’s team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support, both before and after school (usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning Centers for one-to-one tutoring, at least once per week. All locations are easily accessible via public

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