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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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Volunteer Stacy Williams, Audible

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Stacy Williams, Software Development Engineer, Audible 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 first of the profiles in that series. “For me it was great to see other women in technology,” says Stacy Williams,

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“I Didn’t Want to Miss a Single Word”

On November 14, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop led by Alice Cohen, the lead teacher for social emotional learning for the Cambridge Public School District. This was the third workshop Cohen has presented for CSV’s upper school volunteers. Cohen focused on the importance of relationship building between youth and adults, also sharing aspects of adolescent development that impact the way students process and

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“StoryMap” Orients New Volunteers

The Cambridge Public School District now has its own “story map” on the city website. Story maps are an interactive, user-friendly way to integrate GIS data with text and other information. This tool is especially helpful for new and prospective volunteers. Wondering which public school is closest to your home, or to your place of work? Want to figure out the best public transportation

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Want to help a CRLS student succeed?

High school tutors needed! We have a list of students asking for tutoring, and we particularly need tutors who can support students in mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, pre-calculus or calculus) or science (especially physics and chemistry). Do you have 1-2 hours per week to come assist a student? Come join us at a high school orientation to learn more about the Tutoring Center,

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Calling all returning volunteers!

Did you tutor or mentor a student last year? Did you help in a classroom? Are you starting to get those back-to-school urges? Signs of this include: eyeing the school supplies in the store aisles. feeling at loose ends. missing the regular check-in with your teacher. spying just the right new book for your student at the library. dusting off your notebooks or tutoring

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