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Mack I. Davis Awards 2015

Background jazz music by the CRLS “Delivery Boys”; savory hors d’oeuvres provided by Harvard University’s Public Affairs Office – CSV’s host for the event; the snapping of photos by thrilled family members; hugs and congratulations to so many, from so many; a rotating slide show of this year’s school volunteers; a dance performance by the CRLS Ethiopian Club – all of it reflected the

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Welcome, Kristen, to CSV’s Board

CSV is fortunate to have Kristen Brown, Senior Community Relations Specialist at Genzyme, a Sanofi company, as its newest Board member. Welcome, Kristen! Kristen came to her Genzyme position after several years with The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), part of the Boston Foundation, where she worked with donors around strategic giving. Her experience there – supporting family foundations, coordinating grants and understanding community relations –

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Genzyme’s Dan Dineen Honored with a Mack Davis Award!

Dan Dineen receiving his Mack Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs Dan Dineen is Genzyme’s longest serving Reading Buddy, having been a Reading Buddy at the Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) for 13 of his 17 years at Genzyme, where he works in international operations. The classroom at FMA is a short distance, but a long way, from his desk where

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CSV Celebrates its Mack Davis Honorees!

From L to R: Supt. Jeffrey Young, Sharon McBride, Dan Dineen, Catherine Doyle, Catherine DeMaggio, Eve Loftus, Kris Newton, Faralove Raphael and Mayor David Maher Kudos to all of the volunteers honored at the Mack I. Davis II Awards and Recognition Event held on May 13th! CSV celebrated its more than 900 volunteers who served in grades K-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during

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Gift Books Highlight the Latest Reading Buddies Celebration

It’s always an exciting time when the Fletcher/Maynard Academy (FMA) second graders and their Genzyme Reading Buddies get together for the closing pizza party in celebration of a full year of reading books together. This year’s celebration was no exception. Students and “buddies” marked the end of their two-term partnership, begun while the students were in first grade, with lunch and a gift book

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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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Genzyme Reading Buddies Honor an 11-Year-Old Author

MPS Awareness Day and Reading Buddies. The agenda for Reading Buddies, the student/mentor read-aloud program pairing Genzyme  employees with 2nd graders from the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, took a slightly different path last Tuesday. Rather than having the 2 nd graders choose the books for their adult buddy to read, each adult read the same book to his or her student: Hi, My Name is Allison

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Genzyme/FMA Reading Buddies Celebrate Books at a Winter Picnic!

Here, Reading Buddy Dan Leonard (pictured left top) and Pam Agner (pictured bottom) from Genzyme and their student Buddies show off their gift books at the party at Fletcher-Maynard Academy. CSV’s Reading Buddies program completed another successful year on December 22nd as 32 second grade students from the Fletcher-Maynard Academy joined their 32 Genzyme Corporation “buddies” for an informal pizza lunch and book presentation

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