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Upper School Tutor Training (grades 6-8)

Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us on Thursday, October 16th, 4-6pm to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8, including developmental, social and behavioral realities. Participants will learn to model reading strategies and writing support strategies. The session will

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Help Middle School Students in Learning Centers

Join our team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support in Learning Centers across the city. These Learning Centers meet before school (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and after school (3:00-4:15 PM), on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning

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CSV Party Raises $24,000 for Upper School Programs

Cambridge, MA  March 14, 2014 – Supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) raised more than $24,000 last week to fund expansion of mentoring and tutoring for Cambridge middle school students. The Kendall Square party hosted by Genzyme brought together students, teachers, and donors to the organization from all over Greater Boston. Feben Gebreegziabher, a CRLS senior who addressed the crowd of over 200, said

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Meet CSV’s Newest Staff Member!

CSV is happy to introduce Catalina Rojas, its newest staff member. Catalina has become the Assistant Program Coordinator for Upper School programs, a position newly created to support the expanding work of grades 6-8 Learning Centers and NetPals. Learning Centers provide 1:1 tutoring, mostly after-school, for at-risk students at all five upper schools. NetPals connects all 7th graders with science/engineering professionals from local companies

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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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CSV Now! – Celebrates the Upper Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) recently celebrated its commitment to the four new Upper Schools (grades 6-8), as well as the Amigos School, at a special event, CSV NOW! Upper School Challenge, on March 14th at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, in Cambridge.  This year, CSV is working to build strong Learning Center programs and NetPals mentor programs at the new schools. The event honored two

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Save the Date for CSV Now! Thursday, March 14 6-8pm

Join us for our annual event and fundraiser hosted by Genzyme. This year we will focus on our Upper School Challenge to build strong learning center programs in each of the new Upper Schools (grades 6-8). Our challenge will support the Cambridge Public School’s Innovation Agenda. We hope you will join us to learn more about this important initiative and to help us raise

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CSV Off to a Strong Start but More Volunteers Needed!

More than 55 prospective volunteers attended CSV’s September kick-off event, a strong turnout according to executive director, Jen Fries. After a brief welcome by Fries, CSV’s soon-to-be volunteers divided into an elementary/middle school group and a high school group.  Both groups would spend the next 90 minutes learning more about the Cambridge public schools, the nuts and bolts of getting started as a volunteer,

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