CSV Off to a Strong Start but More Volunteers Needed!

More than 55 prospective volunteers attended CSV’s September kick-off event, a strong turnout according to executive director, Jen Fries. After a brief welcome by Fries, CSV’s soon-to-be volunteers divided into an elementary/middle school group and a high school group.  Both groups would spend the next 90 minutes learning more about the Cambridge public schools, the nuts and bolts of getting started as a volunteer,

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Q&A with Lee Hershey – CSV’s Inaugural Social Media Intern

CSV has been lucky to have the help of Lee Hershey, a volunteer who stepped forward to launch our blog and social media campaign this past year.  Now that Lee is moving on to new projects, we thought it was time to profile the voice behind our tweets, posts, and blogging.  We are sorry to see Lee go, but we are grateful for all

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FY12 annual report

Our annual report is ready to share. Last year, 830 volunteers gave 51,851 hours of tutoring, college planning and essay writing, and individualized support to students in the Cambridge Public Schools. With an operating budget of less than $400,000, CSV provided an estimated $2,592,550 of services to CPS in 2012. With your help, we can continue to add meaningful educational value to the youth

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Say Hello to CSV Volunteer Denise Han!

Denise Han with her students at Fletcher-Maynard Academy. The students created their own veterinary clinic, complete with costumes! CSV volunteer Denise Han feels that the first ten years are when children’s brains are wired to form relationships, crucial for “laying the groundwork…and having someone to be there for them.” As a volunteer teacher’s aide in a kindergarten classroom at the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, Denise is

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Work Study Program Assistants Bring New Energy to CSV

HGSE work study students, fall 2012

See the full gallery on Posterous Above, photo one: Chris, Edgardo, Laurie, and John.  Photo two: Jake. With the start of the school year, CSV welcomes five new Program Assistants, all from Harvard’s School of Education and all working on a Master’s degree while getting hands-on experience in a public school system. Two of the students, Jake Rowley and Chris Elquizabal, are in the

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CSV Welcomes Two New Board Members

Above, new board member Charles Wyzanski and his daughter Tamara (CRLS class of 2005) Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes two new members to its board of directors: MIT-affiliated Anya Alexandra Bear and long-time Cambridge resident and attorney Charles M. Wyzanski. Bear has been with MIT’s Office of Government and Community Relations since 2008, collaborating with a broad range of Cambridge non-profits and institutions around

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Beth Chiquoine!

Beth Chiquoine knows both secondary and post-secondary education well. She has taught high school English, as well as writing and literature courses to both traditional-age college students and adult college learners. Beth has also worked in a college admissions office, providing academic support to incoming first-year students. Beth Chiquoine with one of her students. “I love the variety and challenge that is CRLS…” This

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Help CRLS Seniors with College Planning and Essay Writing!

Join CSV’s mentoring program that assists college-bound seniors with college planning, applications, essay writing, financial aid and more! Kick-off Training for Volunteers When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm Where: CRLS Library, Fiction Room RSVP: To register, contact csv@cpsd.us or call 617-349-6794 Please join us for an informative and fun kick-off event. Learn best practices from the CRLS Guidance and English departments about

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Three Cheers for Volunteer Keira Bromberg!

  CSV is fortunate to count Keira Bromberg among its valued elementary volunteers. Keira, a weekly classroom assistant in Jill Fousek’s combined grade 3/4 class at the Cambridgeport School, just completed her fourth year and is looking forward to continuing this fall semester. Calling eight to ten year olds “interesting, inquisitive and so much fun to watch as they absorb the world around them”,

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