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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Welcome new volunteers

CSV welcomes new volunteers to our first program-wide orientation for the school year. There is more information about current volunteer needs here.  This kickoff volunteer event will take place Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30-7:30, in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School library. Dinner will be served. Please pre-register online or call us to let us know you will be coming.  Can’t make it that

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Scooping Out Congratulations at the Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash

With music provided by JAM’N 94.5 and six flavors of delicious ice cream and sorbets donated by Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream of Harvard Square, graduating seniors and CSV high school volunteers recently enjoyed an end-of year celebration in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) cafeteria. Deandra Williams, Director of High School Programs at CSV, and Maverik, the popular JAM’N radio DJ, hosted this

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“Howdy” Rebecca Doughty!

“I really like to be by myself. That’s when I visit my imagination. It’s something that’s important about being an artist.”  Local author and illustrator Rebecca Doughty recently visited the second grade classrooms at the Kennedy Longfellow (K-Lo) elementary school.  When CSV’s Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Volunteer Programs, met Rebecca, she knew this volunteer would make for an exciting special presenter. Susan Moynihan,

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Volunteer Recognition & Mack Davis Awards

We’d like the chance to thank you in person. You are invited to the Volunteer Recognition event and 26th Annual Mack I. Davis II Awards. We also will present the Kenneth S. Neal Award, honoring an educator for community collaboration, to Dr. Kimberly Parker. Join us Wednesday, May 24, 4:00-6:00 pm, Fitzgerald Theater, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway. Refreshments will be served.

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Going once, going twice . . . braces for your kid! Or dinner for 10!

At CSV’s upcoming fundraiser, Studio51, on April 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM at the Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University in Porter Square, we will be auctioning off two unusual and fabulous prizes: 1- a blow-your-socks off, six-course dinner party for 10 people by Chef Nookie Postal or 2 – a full course of orthodontia for an adult or child Details below.

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Studio 51 fundraiser party

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to dance the night away with parents, teachers, and volunteers, all to support CSV’s free programs in the Cambridge public schools. The party will feature food and free-flowing beverages from Commonwealth Cambridge and dance music from DJ iParty Right, a.k.a. Alvin Benjamin Carter III. This party sells out, because it is the best deal in town for

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Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety

Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social and Emotional Learning with Cambridge Public Schools, will lead participants in a sharing session on academic tutoring and mentoring. This workshop will highlight how Executive Function and Anxiety affect students’ learning. This session will also provide time for tutors to share their experiences, ask questions, and

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