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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Happy New Year to Our Corporate Partners!

We at Cambridge School Volunteers look forward to an invigorating second half of the school year in 2016, thanks to the contributions of mentors and tutors who are employees of these local, national, and international businesses. On behalf of the students you take under your wing, Happy New Year to you all.


CSV’s Art & Science in One Gears up for Spring 2017

two students examine polliwogs outdoors with a STEM mentor

After a winter of snow days, harsh temperatures, and cabin fever, spring is a relief to students and teachers alike. It’s also a time that some classrooms take their learning outdoors. Cambridge School Volunteers enables adults from the community to participate as volunteers in a particular outdoor, hands-on learning program—Art & Science in One. We develop a kind of learning community amongst our volunteers before

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Six reasons to give to CSV

#Giving Tuesday A New Holiday Tradition Today, as you think about your charitable giving options, we hope you choose to donate to Cambridge School Volunteers to see your gift help students locally. Why?  Here’s six reasons: Cambridge School Volunteers provides a means for our volunteer tutors andmentors to open doors for students, doors to literature, science, technology, poetry, engineering, and mathematics. Making an online

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