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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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Life Now

“Know who you are, what you stand for, and what you are here to do.” Maverik, the Jam’n 94.5 Boston radio DJ, offered this meaningful advice to a group of about 60 students and their teachers in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS) Media Café one late January morning. Audience members had gathered for the first presentation in the “Life NOW” speaker series, sponsored

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Coaches Needed for Science Olympiad

Do you have just 90 minutes a week to help your local high school team compete in the Massachusetts Science Olympiad?  We have a particular, immediate need for coaches qualified to mentor students for these events: Chemistry lab Robot arm EcologyAnatomy and Physiology Dynamic PlanetGame onHovercraft Click here for details about these events on the Science Olympiad web site. Each year, Cambridge students prepare for and participate in this

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ISO New Stem Partnerships

“We are all part of one community here in Cambridge. Many of us are from elsewhere and came here for the nexus of science, medicine, and technology that is so unique in the world.” So says Robert Majovski , a lead scientific advisor at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. “The NetPals program gives us an opportunity to meet young members of our

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Social/Emotional Learning

Alice Cohen, whose personal tag line is “working with kids that other people don’t like since 1972,” spoke to a packed library of volunteers at Cambridge School Volunteers’ (CSV’s) middle school training workshop on October 27, 2016. The event’s focus was middle schoolers. Most volunteers in the room had some experience tutoring, but a few were new volunteers slated to work one-to-one with students in Grades

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Donate a food item

CRLS food pantry needs your help! CSV is asking our volunteers, especially CRLS volunteers, to consider bringing non-perishable items (listed below) to the CRLS Main Office when you come to tutor. Last year CRLS opened a food pantry in response to the growing need of its most vulnerable students. For many students, their main source of nutrition is the school food service program. The

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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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Be a College/Career Mentor!

Do you like helping students learn how to write and edit? Would you like to support a student who may be the facing some barriers to college entry? Are you a patient and curious person? If so, we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you. On September 21st, CSV will provide an information session for returning and new volunteers who want to help

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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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Come Work With Us

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is hiring for a part-time Program Coordinator to work in the upper schools with students in grades 6, 7, and 8.  The Program Coordinator will join a team that coordinates Learning Centers (our middle school tutoring programs) and NetPals (a STEM mentoring program) at the five upper schools in the city. Please share widely among your networks. Program Coordinator job

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