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NetPals honored at statewide conference

Left to right: Helene Horan Winn, MSA Board Member/Senior Community Relations Specialist, The TJX Companies; Jennifer Fries, Executive Director of Cambridge School Volunteers; and Emily Haber, CEO, MSA, at the awards ceremony, June 12, 2017, Framingham. Photo credit: Melissa Ostrow On Monday June 12, 2017, the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) presented CSV with its 2017 Massachusetts Service and Volunteerism Awardee for “Working Together/Outstanding Collaboration

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College & Career Mentors Wanted

New and returning volunteers are invited to a training and kickoff to be a College and Career Mentor. The College and Career Mentor Program provides support to seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as they apply to college and to scholarships. The program meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:30-4:00. Alternative meeting times are available before, during, and after school. New and returning

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Scooping Out Congratulations at the Seniors’ Ice Cream Bash

With music provided by JAM’N 94.5 and six flavors of delicious ice cream and sorbets donated by Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream of Harvard Square, graduating seniors and CSV high school volunteers recently enjoyed an end-of year celebration in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) cafeteria. Deandra Williams, Director of High School Programs at CSV, and Maverik, the popular JAM’N radio DJ, hosted this

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ISO New Stem Partnerships

“We are all part of one community here in Cambridge. Many of us are from elsewhere and came here for the nexus of science, medicine, and technology that is so unique in the world.” So says Robert Majovski , a lead scientific advisor at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. “The NetPals program gives us an opportunity to meet young members of our

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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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The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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MIT Puts Books in the Hands of Kids

Fifty years after our founding, we at Cambridge School Volunteers have a lot of practice in creating deep community connections. But another local institution, MIT, is commemorating a century of community connections in Cambridge. For its 100th anniversary of moving to Cambridge, MIT has celebrated in style, running a series of open houses, service events, and community drives. CSV was grateful to receive the

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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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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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Diana MacArthur

Diana MacArthur, a graphic designer with an art education background, tutors an eighth-grader in the CSV Learning Center at Vassal Lane Upper School in Cambridge. When her children attended Haggerty Elementary School, MacArthur was consistently involved as an informal parent volunteer. She helped out with events and classroom activities (think cupcakes, school talent shows, and fundraising for the parent-teacher organization). As her children grew

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