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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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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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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.


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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Volunteer Recognition & 25th Annual Mack I. Davis II Awards

Join us for the 25th Annual Mack I. Davis II Awards, the Kenneth S. Neal Award, and our recognition of all Cambridge School Volunteers. Online Ticketing for Reception to Honor Cambridge School Volunteers & Mack I. Davis II Awards powered by Eventbrite


Gratitude & National Volunteer Week

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Today is the middle of “National Volunteer Week,” but here in Cambridge, we like to think it lasts year-round. We do pause in the spring, every year for the last twenty-five years, to spend an afternoon thanking the tutors, mentors,

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Meet Two of CSV’s Four Grad Student Interns!

CSV is delighted to introduce the first two of its four new interns, Suzy Roberts and Brian Schmitt. Both hit the ground running by assisting at CSV’s kick-off event in September, and both are now fully engaged in the work of the agency. Suzy has been assisting with after-school Learning Centers, general CSV administration, and soon will add her support to the NetPals program.

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Kris Newton, CRLS Science Teacher and Science Olympiad Coach, Receives Kenneth S. Neal Award from CSV

Kris Newton receiving her award from Laura Margosian, Director of High School Programs Kris Newton began her teaching career 23 years ago at CRLS. She serves as Physics Teacher and Instructional coach for her colleagues. Past her modest demeanor, Kris possesses an extensive background of accomplishments. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School

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Amigos 2nd Graders Matched with Harvard Reading Buddies

A new team of Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) students and employees completed their formal training and began their Reading Buddies role with all second graders at the Amigos School. About 30 new and returning volunteers have been coming via van to the Amigos School every week for the read-aloud sessions. Now in its fourteenth year, Reading Buddies has been a vibrant and

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Work Study Program Assistants Bring New Energy to CSV

See the full gallery on Posterous Above, photo one: Chris, Edgardo, Laurie, and John.  Photo two: Jake. With the start of the school year, CSV welcomes five new Program Assistants, all from Harvard’s School of Education and all working on a Master’s degree while getting hands-on experience in a public school system. Two of the students, Jake Rowley and Chris Elquizabal, are in the

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