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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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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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