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“My great fortune to work as a volunteer…”

By Ken Shulman, CRLS College Ready Mentor, seen above with student Feben   In October 2013, I joined Cambridge School Volunteers. I’d lived in Cambridge for more than a decade, and was somewhat embarrassed at how little I’d given back to the community. I’ve worked as a professional writer, journalist, and filmmaker for more than 30 years. Perhaps my skills might be useful to

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CSV Now! – Celebrates the Upper Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) recently celebrated its commitment to the four new Upper Schools (grades 6-8), as well as the Amigos School, at a special event, CSV NOW! Upper School Challenge, on March 14th at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, in Cambridge.  This year, CSV is working to build strong Learning Center programs and NetPals mentor programs at the new schools. The event honored two

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Scrambled Eggs and iPads – KeyPals Breakfast at the K/Lo

On a recent chilly morning in February, every 5th grader from the Kennedy/Longfellow (K/Lo) School was warmed to the core at a special celebratory breakfast with their KeyPal mentors from Draper Lab, IBM and MIT. Many of the 25+ students brought their parents as well. KeyPals, a program directed by Kathy Walsh Malone, Technology Integration Specialist, and managed by CSV, pairs 5th graders and

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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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Community Consulting Team providing pro bono support

Cambridge School Volunteers is pleased to announce that we were selected to work with a team of pro bono management consultants from Community Consulting Team to improve and modernize our recruitment methods. CCT’s team of consultants are alumni of leading business schools around the country, and they are bringing their MBA talents to support projects within several Massachusetts nonprofits, including CSV. The goal of

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Running for Readers

Three cheers for Jessi Colund, a Genzyme Reading Buddy for the past three semesters, who will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon on August 19th, with the goal of raising $500 for Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV). Jessi, along with the Genzyme Running Team, a group of employees who are passionate about running together for causes that matter to Genzyme, will be

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