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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.


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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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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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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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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