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89 Seventh Graders, 89 Adult Volunteers, and 65 Pizzas!

Excitement was in the air as every 7th grader from the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS) convened at Bertucci’s Restaurant following their on-site visits to the three local corporations that are once again participating in NetPals. This special program, managed by CSV, pairs adult mentors from Cambridge Systematics, Vecna Technologies, and Grace with 7th graders from RAUS. This year, 89 adult volunteers are mentoring

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A Big Welcome to CSV’s Newest Board Members

CSV welcomes its two newest board members, Cambridge residents Naveed Rahman and Holly Donaldson. Both bring a strong level of support for the public school system as well as a dedication to community involvement to their new board roles. Rahman, currently an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, has had extensive experience in the world of finance. His various positions have included management consultant

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Needed – Middle School Tutors for Before and After School Learning Centers!

Join CSV’s team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support, both before and after school (usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning Centers for one-to-one tutoring, at least once per week. All locations are easily accessible via public

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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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CSV Celebrates Its Volunteers At Annual Mack Davis Awards

On May 8, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) honored its 922 volunteers who served in grades JK-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during the 2012-2013 academic year. Hosted by the Harvard University Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, the reception took place at the Gutman Library of the School of Education. After welcoming remarks by Executive Director Jennifer Fries and Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis,

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New Schools, New Upper School Learning Centers

Layers of the earth…seventh grade fractions…reading aloud with one’s tutor…8th grade math homework…these were just some of the assignments being tackled by the 6th through 8th graders at a recent after-school homework session at the Vassal Lane Upper School Learning Center. Each student or small group was being carefully mentored by a tutor, trained and matched by Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV). When the school

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Budding Artist Megan Shows Off her Winning Holiday Card

Congrats to Megan, a sixth-grader at the Rindge Avenue Upper School, proudly holding her winning entry in this year’s Cambridge Systematics Holiday Card Contest! The Cambridge corporation initiated the design contest several years ago and has partnered with sixth graders for 13 years in the NetPals program coordinated by CSV. NetPals is a mentoring project that links students and adult mentors via weekly e-mail

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