Our impact

We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below:

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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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Serving students … and Serving Lizzy’s Ice Cream

During the 2015-16 school year, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) expanded our popular College-Readiness Program, offering Cambridge students two regular weekly opportunities to work with helpful tutors and mentors: On Tuesdays, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) juniors gathered in the high school library’s fiction room for both English and math SAT prep classes, taught by CSV volunteers with expertise in these arenas. And on

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Deandra Williams Honored for Field Instruction

We are thrilled to learn the the Field Education Department at Boston University School of Social Work has selected our Director of High School Volunteers, Deandra Williams, for an Excellence in Field Instruction award.  Deandra was nominated by our BUSSW intern, MSW candidate Emily Pentz, who described the significant impact Deandra has had on her professional growth as a developing social worker.  Emily has

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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You Are Invited – Tues. May 17, 5:00

On Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, at the Fitzgerald Theater, CSV invites the community and most particularly our volunteers to our “Warm Spring Thank-You and Mingle”.  This free event is our year-end appreciation for all volunteers. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and our warm gratitude. We also invite parents, teachers, and community members to attend to support your volunteers. The event is also an

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MIT Puts Books in the Hands of Kids

Fifty years after our founding, we at Cambridge School Volunteers have a lot of practice in creating deep community connections. But another local institution, MIT, is commemorating a century of community connections in Cambridge. For its 100th anniversary of moving to Cambridge, MIT has celebrated in style, running a series of open houses, service events, and community drives. CSV was grateful to receive the

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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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