Students may be becoming anxious about big transitions looming ahead, possible ending of friend groups, leaving places they have been for a long time.
CSV goes out every spring—out, that is, to Fresh Pond Reservation, matching fourth- and fifth-graders with trained mentors to observe and record seasonal change at the habitat. Join us by registering at csvgoesout.eventbrite.com
Join us on Friday, April 26, at 6:30-10 PM, at Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, for Miami Dance Club, our fundraiser to benefit Cambridge School Volunteers. Enjoy Cuban Food and drinks, the dance music of DJ iParty Right, and the chance to catch up with friends and neighbors, all while supporting the free programs of Cambridge School Volunteers. Learn more and reserve your tickets
Does volunteering have a positive impact on volunteers themselves? Numerous health research studies have given more and more weight to the beneficial effects of volunteering on mental and physical health, life satisfaction, social well-being and depression. How do Cambridge School Volunteers perceive their experience? CSV’s volunteers range from engineers, young professionals, retired teachers, and STEM doctoral candidates to members of local undergraduate athletic teams
Dear friends, Can you make a difference for local students this year? A gift to Cambridge School Volunteers ensures that students who don’t have “an in” still can “get in”: into the college or career of their dreams. A mentor or tutor can give the attention and care that enables a student to flourish. Students like Luz-Margarita. Last year, college sophomore Luz-Margarita came back
CSV Volunteers at CRLS took a crash course in the Cambridge Public School district’s digital equity program, called CRLS Connects, on Thursday, November 15. The cornerstone of the initiative is the Google Chromebook, which presenter Paige Graves called “an internet machine with a keyboard.” Software cannot be downloaded to the Chromebooks and there is almost no local storage space for documents on the devices.
This fall Cambridge School Volunteers is pleased to welcome several academic teams into our fold in K–8 and high school programs. A crew of graduate students from Harvard University’s Earth and Planetary Sciences (in photo) came to our kickoff orientation in September. MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering, which is already a corporate partner in our NetPals program, has expanded into the realm of elementary
We’re excited to be welcoming new school volunteers this month! There are still plenty of openings in our fall orientations, and there are even orientations in December coming up. Please join us at an orientation (see calendar, below). If you have questions you’d rather have answered in person before signing up for an orientation, you might want to drop in to one of our
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,
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