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That’s a lot of carrots!

Not everyone can be a school volunteer. It’s also not always simple to donate important community causes, even those you value. That’s why we’re grateful that Whole Foods Market did make it easy—easy as pie!  Our gratitude goes out to those of you who became supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers on September 16, 2015, through a special shopping day at Whole Foods Markets. Whole Foods has donated $14,244, 5% of the net proceeds from

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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Whole Foods Markets Donates Over $14,000

October 27, 2015 Whole Foods Markets Donates Over $14,000 to Cambridge School Volunteers The Cambridge Whole Foods Markets donated $14,244 to Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 pm, during a check presentation ceremony at the Whole Foods Market on Prospect Street in Cambridge. The donation represents 5 percent of the sales from the three Whole Foods Cambridge locations during last

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Upper (Middle) School Tutor Workshop

Upper (Middle) School Tutor Workshop (for new and experienced tutors) Vassal Lane Upper School 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, MA Thursday, November 12, 3:30-5pm ROOM 347 Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8,

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Middle School Math Volunteer Training Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop that will teach new and experienced tutors the style and methods of the Math in Focus curriculum, used by Cambridge Public Schools. Participants will learn to engage upper school students in mathematical concepts, build confidence, and develop problem solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus implementation looks like in the classroom, review strategies from the

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Calling all returning volunteers

Did you tutor or mentor a student last year? Did you help in a classroom? Are you starting to get those back-to-school urges? Signs of this include: eyeing the school supplies in the store aisles. feeling at loose ends. missing the regular check-in with your teacher. spying just the right new book for your student at the library. dusting off your notebooks or tutoring

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Whole Foods 5% Day to benefit CSV

Save the date: Come shop on Wednesday, September 16, all day, at any of the Whole Foods Stores in Cambridge. That day, Whole Foods will donate 5% of net sales to support Cambridge School Volunteers.  You shop, and CSV gets funding for our programs in the Cambridge Public Schools. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! We’ll also be there at the stores to answer questions and

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Meet Mack Davis Winner, David Smith

David’s first connection with Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) began back in 1982, when his film production company wrote and produced the educational film Nightmare on Broadway under a dropout prevention grant from the Cambridge Teacher’s Association. The film was taped entirely at CRLS in 1982. It featured a young Matt Damon and several talented young seniors, including current Dean of Students Jamahl

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Homework Help for Middle Schoolers? You Can Do It!

If you ask people what they consider the most challenging age group for teaching/mentoring, most would probably say middle school, grades 6 through 8. Yet dozens of CSV volunteers arrive at the Vassal Lane Upper School (as well as at four other Upper Schools), after-school, several days a week, to offer homework help to that exact age group. And they do it because they

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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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