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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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Literacy Training – Conferring with Young Authors during Writers Workshop

In this workshop you will learn the predictable pathways young writers take when moving from scribbling to writing extended texts of all kinds. With this information you will be equipped to coach students in grades K-2 in writing more proficiently. You will also learn the architecture of a writing conference and have a chance to practice conferring using student work. Join us for this

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K-8 Orientation

K-8 orientation for prospective volunteers, Room 2407, CRLS


K-8 Orientation

K-8 orientation for prospective volunteers, Room 2407, CRLS


Tutoring Center Honorees in the News!

Tutoring Center Manager Rene Meshon and Volunteer Nancy Gutmann CSV applauds two very special individuals, Rene Meshon and Nancy Gutmann, for being honored recently by the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse. Cambridge Mayor David Maher and Clearinghouse Co-Founder and Chair, Bob Hurlbut, presented both with awards for their outstanding contributions to the students and seniors of Cambridge. Rene was presented with the Beverly Benner Cassara

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Congrats to Early Literacy Volunteer, Sharon McBride

Sharon McBride accepts Mack Davis Award from Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Programs For eight years Sharon McBride has shared her passion for the written word with students at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School. As a writer and children’s book editor, Sharon has been able to bring real life knowledge and expertise to her volunteer work with the young authors in Summer

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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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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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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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