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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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New Learning Center volunteers wanted

Would you like to help a 12-year-old who is struggling a bit in school? Join us for a training on Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships to learn about tutoring in Learning Centers. We ask that Learning Center volunteers commit to one day per week, 3:00-4:30, either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for at least one semester (ideally the whole school year). We provide staffing,

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Social/Emotional Learning

Alice Cohen, whose personal tag line is “working with kids that other people don’t like since 1972,” spoke to a packed library of volunteers at Cambridge School Volunteers’ (CSV’s) middle school training workshop on October 27, 2016. The event’s focus was middle schoolers. Most volunteers in the room had some experience tutoring, but a few were new volunteers slated to work one-to-one with students in Grades

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Become an Effective Upper School Tutor

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th as Alice Cohen, lead teacher for Social and Emotional Learning for the Cambridge Public Schools, provides new and experienced upper school tutors with tools and strategies to help understand and connect with students. Ms. Cohen will talk about key aspects of adolescent development that impact your work as a tutor or mentor and will help you think about setting goals

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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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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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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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Middle School Math Made Easy

Cambridge School Volunteers is holding an interactive workshop to help new and experienced tutors with upper school math. Led by 7th-grade Math Educator, Elsa Head, from the Vassal Lane Upper School, workshop participants will delve into the Math in Focus curriculum, learn how to engage students in math concepts, build confidence in students, and develop problem-solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus looks like in the

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Tom Snyder

“I taught elementary school for ten years. Then I ran an educational publishing company for twenty…” “…So, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.” This is how Tom Snyder encapsulates his preparedness for going back to school. Snyder joined Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) as an after-school tutor just this year. Serving on a number of boards of directors as he’s been doing for decades,

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