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Volunteers Speak

As the new school year gets off the ground, and we seek newcomers at our September 25 kickoff orientation (and for our subsequent orientation sessions), we’d like to share some of what our volunteers have said in their year-end surveys about their experience in the Cambridge Public Schools. These volunteers are from our entire range of programs, from those serving the littlest students to

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New spaces for CSV

Come say hello to us in our new spaces.  The enrollment at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School has gone up, and with it have come some changes. CSV’s main office has moved downstairs to Room 1105 of the high school. Our high school programs have also moved. The Tutoring Center will be in two spaces: Room 2403 from 7:30-2:30, sharing with the Workforce Program,

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CSV Launches Summer Pilot

Art & Science in One (AS1), CSV’s only outdoor program, earned recognition for outstanding environmental education from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) in May. CSV was one of eight nonprofit organizations across the state honored with an EEA award. CSV is currently seeking new volunteers for a summer edition of the program (Application materials here; register here). View photos of

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Our Thanks on Behalf of Kids

At Cambridge School Volunteers’ ice cream social May 24, 2018, we honored the dedication of all our volunteers and our corporate partners, on behalf of the students of the Cambridge Public Schools and their families. Quite a few volunteers marked five-, 10-, and 15-year milestones with us. We were delighted to celebrate a rarity—a thirty-year mark—with veteran volunteer Tom McCorkle, who helps out Linda

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You are invited

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social to honor our volunteers in the Cambridge Public Schools and to present the 27th annual Mack I. Davis II Awards & Kenneth S. Neal Award. Come help us celebrate your dedication, commitment, and longevity with ice cream. Children are welcome. Ice Cream Social and Volunteer Appreciation Thursday, May 24, 2018 * 4 PM – 6 PM

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Four Robots and a Pizza

Above, NetPal volunteer Anthony Adams walks through the Vecna parking lot with his student. Jay Doyle, a senior embedded systems firmware engineer at Vecna Robotics, welcomed a pack of Rindge Ave Upper Campus (RAUC) seventh-graders to the company’s offices on Cambridgepark Drive on December 12, 2017. The visit was the start of a series of meet-ups between adult NetPals volunteers and public school seventh-graders that has

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CSV’s Grad Students on “Cultural Humility”

“Would you feel comfortable talking to your mentor about race?” That’s one of the questions that Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students who receive tutoring or mentoring from a CSV volunteer answered recently in a survey conducted by Colette Lima and Daniela Reyes. Lima and Reyes work as program assistants at Cambridge School Volunteers. Both women are master’s level social work students at the

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Back to the 80s with you

Join CSV as we go Back to the 80s! Our annual dance party is our largest fundraiser for our free tutoring and mentoring programs in the Cambridge Public Schools. Dance the night away with DJ iPartyRight, Alvin Benjamin Carter III, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and free-flowing beverages (open bar) from Commonwealth Restaurant and its chef owner Steve “Nookie” Postal, all to benefit Cambridge

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Volunteer Akia Scott, Oracle

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Akia Scott, Campaign Manager, Oracle This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the second of the profiles in that series. “To me this was an opportunity to engage with young kids the way people engaged

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Mirko Chardin at CSV Learning Center

On December 7, 2017, Cambridge School Volunteers welcomed Head of School Mirko Chardin to the CSV Learning Center at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). This year, students are working with their own tutors on Thursday afternoons in Ms. Wool’s science classroom. Students and tutors have been working hard this year and were excited to have Mr. Chardin at the Learning Center. Mr. Chardin started

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