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Happy New Year to Our Corporate Partners!

We at Cambridge School Volunteers look forward to an invigorating second half of the school year in 2016, thanks to the contributions of mentors and tutors who are employees of these local, national, and international businesses. On behalf of the students you take under your wing, Happy New Year to you all.


CSV’s Art & Science in One Gears up for Spring 2017

After a winter of snow days, harsh temperatures, and cabin fever, spring is a relief to students and teachers alike. It’s also a time that some classrooms take their learning outdoors. Cambridge School Volunteers enables adults from the community to participate as volunteers in a particular outdoor, hands-on learning program—Art & Science in One. We develop a kind of learning community amongst our volunteers before

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How to Write a College Essay

Did you miss the College Readiness kickoff? Or do you want more in-depth information about helping your student to draft and edit her or his college essay? Or do you need the deadlines for college and the information about Naviance from the guidance department? We have you covered: Dr. Kimberly Parker’s advice about helping seniors to write their college essay is synopsied here, or

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Come back for Science Olympiad

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time to start preparing the CRLS student team for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition. Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested scientists and engineers who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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College Readiness Kickoff

Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2:30-4:00, in the Career College Resource Center (room 1501) at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for the first training session for our College Readiness Program mentors.  That day, we will hear from the CRLS Guidance Counselors about the college application process this year, which has some important differences from the process in prior years. We will begin helping CRLS

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Meet Maggie Pancost – Mack Davis Winner!

Maggie Pancost’s 10-year tenure as a NetPal coincides with the 10-year lifetime of the Novartis NetPals program, now at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). The coincidence is not surprising. It takes volunteers like Maggie to give a program like NetPals the resilience it needs to survive for ten years. Maggie was nominated by Pam Shwartz, lead NetPals teacher at CSUS. As described by

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Meet Jay Mahoney – 2015 Kenneth S. Neal Award Winner

Jay Mahoney was nominated for the Kenneth S. Neal award by a Rindge Avenue Upper Campus (RAUS) parent for his inspiring work as a 7th grade science teacher and his willingness to take on the hard work of coordinating the RAUS NetPals program. The work of running a successful NetPals program starts with successful teaching, an ability which was recognized last year when Jay

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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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Meet CSV’s Newest Board Member – Denise Mytko

CSV is delighted to announce that Denise Mytko, educational consultant, joined our Board in February. Welcome Denise! Denise is no stranger to the field of education. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College, her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, majoring in organizational behavior with a concentration in psychology. She obtained a Master of Arts in sociology

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