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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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Gratitude & National Volunteer Week

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Today is the middle of “National Volunteer Week,” but here in Cambridge, we like to think it lasts year-round. We do pause in the spring, every year for the last twenty-five years, to spend an afternoon thanking the tutors, mentors,

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NetPals program featured in Wicked Local

CSV’s NetPals program was recently the subject of a feature story, “Cambridge’s NetPals program pairs students with scientists,” in the Cambridge Chronicle.  We are thankful to the companies that encourage this type of in-depth, one-to-one, on-going mentorship. Novartis’ Kara Cournoyer, the coordinator of NetPals volunteer efforts at the company, is quoted in the article, written by Nicholas Iovino: Cournoyer emphasized how important mentorship is

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Board Members See the Value of Tutoring Upfront…

How often do you hear about non-profit board members whose family members have been directly impacted by the organization or who actually volunteer for their organization? Let’s introduce you to some CSV Board members who have had exactly these experiences. Bill Zamparelli has been a Board member for more than 10 years. While his own children were in the Cambridge schools, he remembers two

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Vivian Siegel from the Broad is Newest CSV Board Member

CSV is happy to welcome its Board member, Vivian Siegel, who began her role in June and has already taken a position on the fund-raising committee. Formally trained as a scientist, Vivian is a dedicated science educator and journal editor, and currently the Director of Education and Outreach at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Vivian first learned about CSV and its NetPals

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Meet Two of CSV’s Four Grad Student Interns!

CSV is delighted to introduce the first two of its four new interns, Suzy Roberts and Brian Schmitt. Both hit the ground running by assisting at CSV’s kick-off event in September, and both are now fully engaged in the work of the agency. Suzy has been assisting with after-school Learning Centers, general CSV administration, and soon will add her support to the NetPals program.

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CSV Celebrates Cambridge Systematics 15th Anniversary with NetPals!

7th Graders Meeting their Cambridge Systematics NetPals for the First Time in the Fall Did you know a child who was obsessed with trains, trucks, and transport? For seventh graders at the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS), that childhood interest can deepen through mentorship from a transportation systems consultant from Cambridge Systematics (CS). CS has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, marking 15 years of volunteerism as

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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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CSV Honors Cathy DeMaggio at Mack Davis Award Event

Catherine DeMaggio receiving a Mack I. Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs for CSV Cathy DeMaggio’s career as a NetPals coordinator has mirrored her 31-year career at Cambridge Systematics (CS), where she has repeatedly undertaken new challenges. Cathy began work at CS in 1983. CS later moved to Alewife, where Cathy took on a management position and then transitioned to

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Cambridge St. and Rindge Ave. 7th Graders Meet Up with their NetPals!

RAUS 7th Graders Sharing Breakfast with NetPals Mentors The Spring has been a busy time for every 7th grader at both the Rindge Avenue (RAUS) and Cambridge Street (CSUS) Upper Schools where every 7th grade student has been corresponding with a NetPal science mentor from one of several Cambridge corporations. All students and mentors got to share projects and conversation over breakfast in March.

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