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The Broad Institute Joins CSV’s Growing List of NetPals Mentors!

Student and NetPal Getting Acquainted at the Broad Known for pioneering work on the human genome, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (the Broad) has recently joined several other bio-medical companies that provide NetPals science mentoring to 7th graders at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). For many years, Broad employees volunteered as one-to-one tutors in the Cambridge public schools, most notably as

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Ready, Set, Launch…NetPals Begins its 9th Year!

December, 2013 through May, 2014 marks the ninth year that CSV’s NetPals program has partnered seventh graders with scientists from several local corporations. CSV welcomes returning companies – the Charles Stark Draper Lab, Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, and Massachusetts BioEd Foundation – along with newcomer the Broad Institute. Thank you for serving as science mentors to 75 students, every seventh grader in the

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Meet CSV’s Newest Staff Member!

CSV is happy to introduce Catalina Rojas, its newest staff member. Catalina has become the Assistant Program Coordinator for Upper School programs, a position newly created to support the expanding work of grades 6-8 Learning Centers and NetPals. Learning Centers provide 1:1 tutoring, mostly after-school, for at-risk students at all five upper schools. NetPals connects all 7th graders with science/engineering professionals from local companies

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CSV Now! – Celebrates the Upper Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) recently celebrated its commitment to the four new Upper Schools (grades 6-8), as well as the Amigos School, at a special event, CSV NOW! Upper School Challenge, on March 14th at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, in Cambridge.  This year, CSV is working to build strong Learning Center programs and NetPals mentor programs at the new schools. The event honored two

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Welcome MassBioEd and Vecna as New Partners

CSV has been fortunate over the years to partner with some of Cambridge’s most innovative corporations. This past semester, CSV welcomed two new additions to its NetPals mentoring program – the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) and Vecna Technologies. And what a valuable resource each has become! Located in Kendall Square, MassBioEd is committed to supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education with

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Extra Cheese and Extra Attention: Rindge Avenue Upper Campus Students Meet Their Science NetPals

It was a marvel of planning and organization – how to get 79 seventh graders from the Rindge Avenue Upper School to each of three nearby corporate offices that were hosting on-site events for the first NetPals face-to-face meeting! Thanks to lead teacher Jay Mahoney and other teacher chaperones, the walk from the school to the three venues was a success, and so was

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Save the Date for CSV Now! Thursday, March 14 6-8pm

Join us for our annual event and fundraiser hosted by Genzyme. This year we will focus on our Upper School Challenge to build strong learning center programs in each of the new Upper Schools (grades 6-8). Our challenge will support the Cambridge Public School’s Innovation Agenda. We hope you will join us to learn more about this important initiative and to help us raise

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CSV Launches 2012 Cambridgeport/Novartis Netpal Program

First image: Gabbriella (student) and Thanh Truong;  Second image: Kelsi Radzikinas and Lianora (student). In the large, sun-filled atrium of Novartis in Central Square, 18 seventh graders from the Cambridgeport School joined their 18 Novartis NetPals on January 25 for lunch and conversation. Every seventh grader at the Cambridgeport School gets a Novartis scientist as a NetPal to support them in learning about the

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