We can’t thank you enough!

We didn’t need National Volunteer Week to remind us to feel appreciative of our volunteers—but we did go out on our social media accounts to say how proud we are of their—your—efforts on behalf of Cambridge kids. And a few of our partners helped out with a bullhorn. This is the time of year that we customarily single out a few of our most outstanding volunteers

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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Thank you for helping us celebrate our 50th

We were beyond delighted to spend time with our almost-200 guests at the Lunder Arts Center at CSV 50! on Friday. If you’ve been to our annual CSV Now! event in the past, you know this fundraising event stood out. We danced, we reveled, we laughed. Why? Because we tapped into the joy of our students and volunteers—fifty years’ worth! For Cambridge Public School students who

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On the Eve of our Fiftieth Birthday Bash

We can’t wait to see our guests tomorrow at CSV 50! The coincidence of April Fool’s Day with our birthday party is just that, Perhaps, if you have friends and family who are inclined toward a prank or two (or five), the party will double as a prank-free haven—a fun and relaxing antidote to a day of marbles in your shoes or cardboard in your pancakes. Here’s a partial peek at

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Happy birthday to us!

Happy 50th birthday to Cambridge School Volunteers! “Through the years CSV has been integral to supporting our school partnerships that pair volunteers with our students. They have opened doors to many opportunities to our students that they wouldn’t typically be exposed to.” Kathy Walsh Malone, Teacher, Kennedy-Longfellow School In 1966, a group of Cambridge mothers—Mary Samp, Florence Mintz, Bette Rae Preus, and Marsha Stainton—came together

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Diana MacArthur

Diana MacArthur

Diana MacArthur, a graphic designer with an art education background, tutors an eighth-grader in the CSV Learning Center at Vassal Lane Upper School in Cambridge. When her children attended Haggerty Elementary School, MacArthur was consistently involved as an informal parent volunteer. She helped out with events and classroom activities (think cupcakes, school talent shows, and fundraising for the parent-teacher organization). As her children grew

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Middle School Math Made Easy

Cambridge School Volunteers is holding an interactive workshop to help new and experienced tutors with upper school math. Led by 7th-grade Math Educator, Elsa Head, from the Vassal Lane Upper School, workshop participants will delve into the Math in Focus curriculum, learn how to engage students in math concepts, build confidence in students, and develop problem-solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus looks like in the

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Tom Snyder

“I taught elementary school for ten years. Then I ran an educational publishing company for twenty…” “…So, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.” This is how Tom Snyder encapsulates his preparedness for going back to school. Snyder joined Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) as an after-school tutor just this year. Serving on a number of boards of directors as he’s been doing for decades,

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Afternoon Learning Center Tutors Needed

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student? Do you have at least one hour a week to give? Join our team of enthusiastic tutors at Cambridge School Volunteers who are currently being matched with sixth- through eighth- graders for homework help and academic support in our Learning Centers. Learning Centers meet after school (3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.), on Tuesday, Wednesday

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Happy 2016!

We wish all of our volunteers a Happy New Year! Whether in you are in an elementary school, an upper school, or the high school, we know the students you serve have a better chance at academic success because of your dedication. Whatever formula of empathy, knowledge, talent, experience, and kindness you bring with you when you enter a classroom, or one of our Learning Centers, we know

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