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Literacy Training – Conferring with Young Authors during Writers Workshop

In this workshop you will learn the predictable pathways young writers take when moving from scribbling to writing extended texts of all kinds. With this information you will be equipped to coach students in grades K-2 in writing more proficiently. You will also learn the architecture of a writing conference and have a chance to practice conferring using student work. Join us for this

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New Board Member/College Ready Volunteer!

Meet Alvin Benjamin Carter III – museum studies expert, hip hop archivist, digital media producer, and CSV’s newest Board member. Alvin has recently joined the Board and is about to begin his first CSV tutoring experience as well, as a College Ready mentor. Welcome Alvin! A Cambridge resident who is taking on his first Board role, Alvin brings a wealth of talent and expertise

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K-8 Orientation

K-8 orientation for prospective volunteers, Room 2407, CRLS


New Math Tutor Training: Pay At-TEN-tion

New Tutor Training – Intergenerational Math Program October 23, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System CSV is seeking new volunteers to join the ranks of our Intergenerational Math Program. Do you like young children? Do you love math? Do you want to help a student who may be struggling with math? Do you have

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New Volunteers Turn Out in Large Numbers!

Director of HS Programs Laura Margosian leading the high school orientation   Around 90 prospective volunteers came to learn about CSV’s tutoring programs at last night’s annual kick-off event and orientation. What a fantastic turn-out! Thanks to CSV staff and the many “veteran” tutors who shared their volunteering experiences with the new recruits. After a light dinner of pizza and salad, the group divided in

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College Ready Program about to Begin…

Wondering how you might give some useful time to a high school student for the next several months? We have the answer for you: the College Ready program at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS)! To become involved with this exciting program, read on. CSV is currently recruiting volunteers to help seniors with the college preparation and essay writing process. The program officially begins

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Tutoring Center Honorees in the News!

Tutoring Center Manager Rene Meshon and Volunteer Nancy Gutmann CSV applauds two very special individuals, Rene Meshon and Nancy Gutmann, for being honored recently by the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearinghouse. Cambridge Mayor David Maher and Clearinghouse Co-Founder and Chair, Bob Hurlbut, presented both with awards for their outstanding contributions to the students and seniors of Cambridge. Rene was presented with the Beverly Benner Cassara

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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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Congrats to Early Literacy Volunteer, Sharon McBride

Sharon McBride accepts Mack Davis Award from Kasey Appleman, Director of K-8 Programs For eight years Sharon McBride has shared her passion for the written word with students at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School. As a writer and children’s book editor, Sharon has been able to bring real life knowledge and expertise to her volunteer work with the young authors in Summer

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