“I Didn’t Want to Miss a Single Word”

On November 14, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop led by Alice Cohen, the lead teacher for social emotional learning for the Cambridge Public School District. This was the third workshop Cohen has presented for CSV’s upper school volunteers. Cohen focused on the importance of relationship building between youth and adults, also sharing aspects of adolescent development that impact the way students process and

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Work with Young Scientists November Through March

two rows of teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds, with a row of older volunteers sitting in a row behind them, apparently on bleachers

Want to cultivate a love of science in the heart of a Cambridge student? Does working with the scientists of tomorrow sound interesting to you? Want to make connections with other great scientific minds within the community? Consider being a mentor for a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student in the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition! Cambridge School Volunteers is looking for mentors in

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“StoryMap” Orients New Volunteers

The Cambridge Public School District now has its own “story map” on the city website. Story maps are an interactive, user-friendly way to integrate GIS data with text and other information. This tool is especially helpful for new and prospective volunteers. Wondering which public school is closest to your home, or to your place of work? Want to figure out the best public transportation

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Want to help a CRLS student succeed?

High school tutors needed! We have a list of students asking for tutoring, and we particularly need tutors who can support students in mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, pre-calculus or calculus) or science (especially physics and chemistry). Do you have 1-2 hours per week to come assist a student? Come join us at a high school orientation to learn more about the Tutoring Center,

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Calling all returning volunteers!

Did you tutor or mentor a student last year? Did you help in a classroom? Are you starting to get those back-to-school urges? Signs of this include: eyeing the school supplies in the store aisles. feeling at loose ends. missing the regular check-in with your teacher. spying just the right new book for your student at the library. dusting off your notebooks or tutoring

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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 a training on Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships 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,

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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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