Studio 51 fundraiser party

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to dance the night away with parents, teachers, and volunteers, all to support CSV’s free programs in the Cambridge public schools. The party will feature food and free-flowing beverages from Commonwealth Cambridge and dance music from DJ iParty Right, a.k.a. Alvin Benjamin Carter III. This party sells out, because it is the best deal in town for

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Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety

Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social and Emotional Learning with Cambridge Public Schools, will lead participants in a sharing session on academic tutoring and mentoring. This workshop will highlight how Executive Function and Anxiety affect students’ learning. This session will also provide time for tutors to share their experiences, ask questions, and

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CSV’s Annual Report is here

CSV is pleased to present our annual report for the 2015-2016 school year. Our fiscal year runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30th, 2016. During this year, Cambridge School Volunteers invited our community to several events to celebrate our 50th anniversary. As we reflect on the last 50 years of our partnership with Cambridge Public Schools, we come back to our mission of

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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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