“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,
Lisa Van Vleck, CSV’s Director of Corporate Programs, remembers it well. Kenny Neal (former teacher and assistant principal) and Lisa were meeting with Kathleen Granchelli of Draper Laboratory, when Kenny hatched the idea of an e-mail communication partnership. It would emphasize English Language Arts through correspondence between 8th graders and employees of local Cambridge companies. “Let’s call it KeyPals,” she recalls him saying.
On May 8, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) honored its 922 volunteers who served in grades JK-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during the 2012-2013 academic year. Hosted by the Harvard University Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, the reception took place at the Gutman Library of the School of Education. After welcoming remarks by Executive Director Jennifer Fries and Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis,