Webster Bank opened a new branch in Kendall Square on September 26, 2018, at the same time donating $1,000 to Cambridge School Volunteers. The donation recognizes the value of the organization’s work supporting the academic and personal success of local public school students.
“It’s very important to support education,” said E’atimad Rizk, Banking Center Manager at the new 100 Binney St. location, who noted that the bank’s founding in 1935 was achieved by a 24-year-old. As she presented the check to CSV Executive Director Jennifer Fries and two fellow members of the board of directors, Rizk said ‘We wanted to take time today to highlight the great work CSV is doing in Cambridge.” In thanking Webster Bank, Fries called attention to the volunteers hours Rizk has spent not only on the board, but in one-to-one tutoring as a CSV volunteer.
Kendall Square is a locus of many of CSV’s past and present corporate partners, whose employees serve the community by spending a year—or many years—as Reading Buddies, KeyPals, and NetPals for public school students. Thirteen of this year’s corporate partners are located there. The vibrant biotech and tech engine that is Kendall Square is also within a short walking and biking distance from five elementary schools and one upper school as well as the city’s public high school.