Our annual report is ready to share. Last year, 830 volunteers gave 51,851 hours of tutoring, college planning and essay writing, and individualized support to students in the Cambridge Public Schools. With an operating budget of less than $400,000, CSV provided an estimated $2,592,550 of services to CPS in 2012. With your help, we can continue to add meaningful educational value to the youth
Denise Han with her students at Fletcher-Maynard Academy. The students created their own veterinary clinic, complete with costumes! CSV volunteer Denise Han feels that the first ten years are when children’s brains are wired to form relationships, crucial for “laying the groundwork…and having someone to be there for them.” As a volunteer teacher’s aide in a kindergarten classroom at the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, Denise is
See the full gallery on Posterous Above, photo one: Chris, Edgardo, Laurie, and John. Photo two: Jake. With the start of the school year, CSV welcomes five new Program Assistants, all from Harvard’s School of Education and all working on a Master’s degree while getting hands-on experience in a public school system. Two of the students, Jake Rowley and Chris Elquizabal, are in the
Above, new board member Charles Wyzanski and his daughter Tamara (CRLS class of 2005) Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes two new members to its board of directors: MIT-affiliated Anya Alexandra Bear and long-time Cambridge resident and attorney Charles M. Wyzanski. Bear has been with MIT’s Office of Government and Community Relations since 2008, collaborating with a broad range of Cambridge non-profits and institutions around
Beth Chiquoine knows both secondary and post-secondary education well. She has taught high school English, as well as writing and literature courses to both traditional-age college students and adult college learners. Beth has also worked in a college admissions office, providing academic support to incoming first-year students. Beth Chiquoine with one of her students. “I love the variety and challenge that is CRLS…” This
CSV is fortunate to count Keira Bromberg among its valued elementary volunteers. Keira, a weekly classroom assistant in Jill Fousek’s combined grade 3/4 class at the Cambridgeport School, just completed her fourth year and is looking forward to continuing this fall semester. Calling eight to ten year olds “interesting, inquisitive and so much fun to watch as they absorb the world around them”,
Courtney Cox works with committed students, guiding them towards achieving their academic dreamsand goals. Cox was a key tutor mentor in the CSV College Planning and Essay Writing Program (CPEW), andworked with students regularly from October through March as they crafted their college essays.Furthermore, she volunteered as an after-school one-to-one tutor as well as classroom assistant. Her CSV Tutor Courtney Cox works with senior
Here, J.R. Dreyer shares a laugh with CSV’s Tutoring Center Manager Rene Meshon and his partner Jonathan Cutler. J.R. Dreyer has a long history with CSV, as this 2011-2012 school year will be his eleventh year of service. He has worked with a number of students over the years, both one-to-one as well as in small groups, providing academic support in CSV’s Tutoring Center.
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
On Saturday, March 17th, the CRLS Science Team competed in the MA State Science Olympiad. Many of the students were matched up with mentors through the Cambridge School Volunteers. Read more about the students and this story at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School website.