NetPals honored at statewide conference

Left to right: Helene Horan Winn, MSA Board Member/Senior Community Relations Specialist, The TJX Companies; Jennifer Fries, Executive Director of Cambridge School Volunteers; and Emily Haber, CEO, MSA, at the awards ceremony, June 12, 2017, Framingham. Photo credit: Melissa Ostrow On Monday June 12, 2017, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) presented CSV with its 2017 Massachusetts Service and Volunteerism Awardee for “Working Together/Outstanding Collaboration

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Seeking literacy educator – part-time

Cambridge School Volunteers is seeking an educator with experience in literacy programs for a paid staff position, 4 hours/week. The Reading Buddies Director will work approximately 4-5 hours per week during the school year, overseeing the Reading Buddies volunteer programs at two local public schools. Must be able to work Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 every week, plus other hours to be arranged. Duties include: *

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College & Career Mentors Wanted

New and returning volunteers are invited to a training and kickoff to be a College and Career Mentor. The College and Career Mentor Program provides support to seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as they apply to college and to scholarships. The program meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:30-4:00. Alternative meeting times are available before, during, and after school. New and returning

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New Learning Center volunteers wanted

Would you like to help a 12-year-old who is struggling a bit in school? Join us for an orientation and training to learn about tutoring in Learning Centers. We ask that Learning Center volunteers commit to one day per week, 3:00-4:30, either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for at least one semester (ideally the whole school year). We provide staffing, supplies, snack, etc., and you

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In memory of Lisa Van Vleck

It is with the greatest sadness that we report that Lisa Van Vleck, our Director of Corporate Programs, passed away on Saturday, July 8. Together with teachers and corporate partners, Lisa created the NetPals, KeyPals, and Reading Buddies programs. I was lucky to have Lisa as a friend and colleague. As many of you know, Lisa put people first, and she was a true

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Seeking NetPals Director – Part-time

Job Posting: Director of NetPals (12 hrs/wk, school year) Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children. CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels. NetPals overview Cambridge School Volunteers provides structured program models for companies, universities, and city, state and

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Welcome new volunteers

CSV welcomes new volunteers to our first program-wide orientation for the school year. This event will take place Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30, in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School library. Dinner will be served. Please pre-register online or call us to let us know you will be coming.  Can’t make it that night? Check out the other volunteer orientations coming up on our

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Scooping Out Congratulations at the Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash

With music provided by JAM’N 94.5 and six flavors of delicious ice cream and sorbets donated by Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream of Harvard Square, graduating seniors and CSV high school volunteers recently enjoyed an end-of year celebration in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) cafeteria. Deandra Williams, Director of High School Programs at CSV, and Maverik, the popular JAM’N radio DJ, hosted this

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“Howdy” Rebecca Doughty!

“I really like to be by myself. That’s when I visit my imagination. It’s something that’s important about being an artist.”  Local author and illustrator Rebecca Doughty recently visited the second grade classrooms at the Kennedy Longfellow (K-Lo) elementary school.  When CSV’s Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Volunteer Programs, met Rebecca, she knew this volunteer would make for an exciting special presenter. Susan Moynihan,

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