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You Are Invited – Tues. May 17, 5:00

On Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, at the Fitzgerald Theater, CSV invites the community and most particularly our volunteers to our “Warm Spring Thank-You and Mingle”.  This free event is our year-end appreciation for all volunteers. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and our warm gratitude. We also invite parents, teachers, and community members to attend to support your volunteers. The event is also an

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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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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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It’s Time to Thank You – Volunteer Recognition

Volunteer Recognition and Mack Davis Awards Mayor David P. Maher; Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey M. Young, Ed.D.; and Cambridge School Volunteers cordially invite you to A Reception to Honor Cambridge School Volunteers, hosted by Harvard University. At the presentation of the 24th Annual Mack I. Davis II Awards, you’ll learn about five extraordinary volunteers: Cathy DeMaggio, Dan Dineen, Catherine Doyle, Eve Loftus, and Sharon McBride. We’ll

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Getting to Know Margaret Stevens, Reading/Lunch Buddies Mentor

Many people think that CSV volunteers work solo, doing one-to-one tutoring in different K-12 classrooms, and actually, they are correct. Others think that the weekly or bi-weekly mentoring that is done by groups of colleagues from various corporate work sites around Cambridge is the focus of what CSV does. They would be right, too. By getting to know Margaret Stevens, one certainly finds what

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CSV Honors Dr. Carolyn Turk at the Mack I. Davis Event

CSV was delighted to honor Deputy Superintendent Carolyn Turk with its 2013 Kenneth S. Neal Award at this spring’s Mack I. Davis volunteer recognition event. The honor highlights an educator who has played a key role in the collaborative aspect of CSV’s work, strengthening volunteer programs and sustaining community involvement in the schools. The award recognized Dr. Turk’s support for CSV’s work over many

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Scrambled Eggs and iPads – KeyPals Breakfast at the K/Lo

On a recent chilly morning in February, every 5th grader from the Kennedy/Longfellow (K/Lo) School was warmed to the core at a special celebratory breakfast with their KeyPal mentors from Draper Lab, IBM and MIT. Many of the 25+ students brought their parents as well. KeyPals, a program directed by Kathy Walsh Malone, Technology Integration Specialist, and managed by CSV, pairs 5th graders and

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Volpe Lunch Buddies Celebrate 15 Years Of Sharing Books with Students

Every other week, employees of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center trek to the Kennedy/Longfellow (K/Lo) School to read aloud to every 2nd and 3rd grader at the school. This year, the program has reached a significant milestone – it is celebrating its 15th year! Since 1997, 414 Volpe employees, known as Lunch Buddies or Reading Buddies, have given up their lunch hour to

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MIT KeyPals Share Special Bond with K-Lo Students

MIT’s Aaron Weinberger and his KeyPal Get Acquainted Picture this scene: 22 fifth and sixth graders in a circle facing outward, surrounded by an equal number of adults facing inward, with the circles gently moving in opposite directions to allow for brief conversation. Was it a dance routine or unusual ceremony? Not at all! It was an icebreaker, carefully designed to enable students from

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IBM’s Mentoring Commitment Shines At K-Lo

IBM’s Melissa Turesky with her student KeyPal When we think of IBM, we tend to think “computers.” But 19 fifth and sixth graders matched with an IBM employee through the Kennedy-Longfellow KeyPal program learned recently that computers did not even exist 100 years ago when IBM started. Students and KeyPal mentors were treated to a special video on how IBM technology has changed the

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