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Running for Readers

Three cheers for Jessi Colund, a Genzyme Reading Buddy for the past three semesters, who will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon on August 19th, with the goal of raising $500 for Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV). Jessi, along with the Genzyme Running Team, a group of employees who are passionate about running together for causes that matter to Genzyme, will be

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Ellen Smith!

Ellen Smith, a 2011 Mack I. Davis Award winner for her extraordinary service as a volunteer, began tutoring at the Tobin School after teaching at the elementary level in the Wellesley Public School system. After two years at the Tobin, she transferred to the Graham and Parks to tutor math under the guidance of two 1st and 2nd grade teachers. As a tutor with

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Cambridge School Volunteers Honored At Annual Mack I. Davis Event

(L to R): Bill Sullivan (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Reading Buddy, Kennedy-Longfellow School); Denise Han (Classroom Assistant, Fletcher-Maynard Academy); Matthew Weiss (IBM KeyPal, Kennedy-Longfellow School); Rose Mallard (Kenneth Neal Award, CRLS, ELL); Gail Lemily Wiggins (College Planning & Essay Writing, CRLS); George Kent (Tutoring Center, CRLS); Patricia Almeida (Intergenerational Math Program, MLK, Jr. School); and Jennifer Fries (CSV Executive Director). On May 10,

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Genzyme Reading Buddies Honor an 11-Year-Old Author

MPS Awareness Day and Reading Buddies. The agenda for Reading Buddies, the student/mentor read-aloud program pairing Genzyme  employees with 2nd graders from the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, took a slightly different path last Tuesday. Rather than having the 2 nd graders choose the books for their adult buddy to read, each adult read the same book to his or her student: Hi, My Name is Allison

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Lectores Fiesta-Books and Lunch!

Students reading Spanish with their Reading Buddies. The students from Luisa Quintanilla’s second grade Amigos School class were definitely excited as they lined up two-by-two just outside the lunchroom door, anxious to head inside for the upcoming Fiesta. As she raised her hand and signaled, there was a sudden hush, and students began entering the lunchroom. The annual year-end Lectores y Amiguitos (Spanish-speaking Reading

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King Middle-Schoolers Seek Out After-School Math Support

It’s Monday, 3:45 pm, and the regular school day is ending at the MLK Jr. School on Putnam Avenue. Fifteen minutes later, a number of 6th- 8th graders reappear in Room 304 for after-school academic support in math. Typically, at least 10 students attend the homework help sessions that pair local undergrad and grad students with middle-schoolers who are apt to falter in math

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CSV Launches 2012 Cambridgeport/Novartis Netpal Program

First image: Gabbriella (student) and Thanh Truong;  Second image: Kelsi Radzikinas and Lianora (student). In the large, sun-filled atrium of Novartis in Central Square, 18 seventh graders from the Cambridgeport School joined their 18 Novartis NetPals on January 25 for lunch and conversation. Every seventh grader at the Cambridgeport School gets a Novartis scientist as a NetPal to support them in learning about the

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