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Become an Effective Upper School Tutor

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th as Alice Cohen, lead teacher for Social and Emotional Learning for the Cambridge Public Schools, provides new and experienced upper school tutors with tools and strategies to help understand and connect with students. Ms. Cohen will talk about key aspects of adolescent development that impact your work as a tutor or mentor and will help you think about setting goals

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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Teenage Time Warp to Hit Kendall Square

[Cambridge, Mass]. Cambridge School Volunteers, a fifty-year-old nonprofit partner of the city’s public schools, is orchestrating a Teenage Time Warp in Kendall Square on Friday, September 16, 2016. The organization, founded in 1966 by parents, now musters roughly one thousand volunteers every year to deploy across all public schools. Teenage Time Warp will give the public a view of the lives of Cambridge teenagers from the past but

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Our impact

We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below:

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The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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Serving students … and Serving Lizzy’s Ice Cream

During the 2015-16 school year, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) expanded our popular College-Readiness Program, offering Cambridge students two regular weekly opportunities to work with helpful tutors and mentors: On Tuesdays, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) juniors gathered in the high school library’s fiction room for both English and math SAT prep classes, taught by CSV volunteers with expertise in these arenas. And on

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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We can’t thank you enough!

We didn’t need National Volunteer Week to remind us to feel appreciative of our volunteers—but we did go out on our social media accounts to say how proud we are of their—your—efforts on behalf of Cambridge kids. And a few of our partners helped out with a bullhorn. This is the time of year that we customarily single out a few of our most outstanding volunteers

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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Happy birthday to us!

Happy 50th birthday to Cambridge School Volunteers! “Through the years CSV has been integral to supporting our school partnerships that pair volunteers with our students. They have opened doors to many opportunities to our students that they wouldn’t typically be exposed to.” Kathy Walsh Malone, Teacher, Kennedy-Longfellow School In 1966, a group of Cambridge mothers—Mary Samp, Florence Mintz, Bette Rae Preus, and Marsha Stainton—came together

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