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Seeking literacy educator – part-time

Cambridge School Volunteers is seeking an educator with experience in literacy programs for a paid staff position, 4 hours/week. The Reading Buddies Director will work approximately 4-5 hours per week during the school year, overseeing the Reading Buddies volunteer programs at two local public schools. Must be able to work Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 every week, plus other hours to be arranged. Duties include: *

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Happy birthday to us!

Happy 50th birthday to Cambridge School Volunteers! “Through the years CSV has been integral to supporting our school partnerships that pair volunteers with our students. They have opened doors to many opportunities to our students that they wouldn’t typically be exposed to.” Kathy Walsh Malone, Teacher, Kennedy-Longfellow School In 1966, a group of Cambridge mothers—Mary Samp, Florence Mintz, Bette Rae Preus, and Marsha Stainton—came together

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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.


Welcome, Kristen, to CSV’s Board

CSV is fortunate to have Kristen Brown, Senior Community Relations Specialist at Genzyme, a Sanofi company, as its newest Board member. Welcome, Kristen! Kristen came to her Genzyme position after several years with The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), part of the Boston Foundation, where she worked with donors around strategic giving. Her experience there – supporting family foundations, coordinating grants and understanding community relations –

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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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Genzyme’s Dan Dineen Honored with a Mack Davis Award!

Dan Dineen receiving his Mack Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs Dan Dineen is Genzyme’s longest serving Reading Buddy, having been a Reading Buddy at the Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) for 13 of his 17 years at Genzyme, where he works in international operations. The classroom at FMA is a short distance, but a long way, from his desk where

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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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Getting to Know Margaret Stevens, Reading/Lunch Buddies Mentor

Many people think that CSV volunteers work solo, doing one-to-one tutoring in different K-12 classrooms, and actually, they are correct. Others think that the weekly or bi-weekly mentoring that is done by groups of colleagues from various corporate work sites around Cambridge is the focus of what CSV does. They would be right, too. By getting to know Margaret Stevens, one certainly finds what

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Amigos 2nd Graders Matched with Harvard Reading Buddies

A new team of Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) students and employees completed their formal training and began their Reading Buddies role with all second graders at the Amigos School. About 30 new and returning volunteers have been coming via van to the Amigos School every week for the read-aloud sessions. Now in its fourteenth year, Reading Buddies has been a vibrant and

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Gift Books Highlight the Latest Reading Buddies Celebration

It’s always an exciting time when the Fletcher/Maynard Academy (FMA) second graders and their Genzyme Reading Buddies get together for the closing pizza party in celebration of a full year of reading books together. This year’s celebration was no exception. Students and “buddies” marked the end of their two-term partnership, begun while the students were in first grade, with lunch and a gift book

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