On May 8, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) honored its 922 volunteers who served in grades JK-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during the 2012-2013 academic year. Hosted by the Harvard University Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, the reception took place at the Gutman Library of the School of Education.
After welcoming remarks by Executive Director Jennifer Fries and Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis, CRLS junior Ruth Densamo delivered some special remarks about the CSV tutors who have played such a major role in her education, beginning in ’02 when she arrived from Ethiopia, and continuing through the present.
Awards honoring the late Mack I. Davis were presented to the following outstanding volunteers: Christine Hoepfner (Tutoring Center, CRLS); Young Kim (Tutor, Learning Center at Vassal Lane and Rindge Avenue Upper Schools); Jeff Quateman (Tutoring Center and Science Olympiad, CRLS); and Linda Sharpe (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Reading/Lunch Buddy, Kennedy-Longfellow School). In addition, the Kenneth S. Neal Award was presented to Deputy Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Turk, an educator who has played a key role in the collaborative aspect of CSV’s work for many years. CSV was also proud to honor Cambridge resident Tom McCorkle for 25 years of volunteer service.