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CSV’s Online Auction Now Live

Granada Spain with Text

Cambridge School Volunteers’ spring auction is now live at 32auctions.com/csv2020. We’ve retooled our annual dance party into an online auction and, separately, a pajama dance party on Facebook Live. What will you find at the CSV spring auction? Because we can’t let the spring pass by without dancing with our friends in the community, and apart from our online auction, CSV is also inviting

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“Virtual” Volunteering in Spring 2020

Cambridge School Volunteers is working collaboratively with the Cambridge Public School district administration to expand our services to students during the Spring 2020 closure of school buildings. Currently we are only enrolling new volunteers at the high school level. If you would like to donate your time to help high schoolers, one-to-one, the roles available are: tutoring in a specific subject assisting a student

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Closure Extended; CSV Expands Help at CRLS, HSEP

CPS at Home

Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 21 that public and private schools in Massachusetts would remain closed through the end of the school year. Cambridge School Volunteers has expanded the number of high schoolers matched with tutors to 26. The organization is also actively serving 16 upper school students with virtual one-to-one tutoring. The governor’s move was prompted by concerns about the health and

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CSV Partner Broad Institute Launches COVID-19 Pilot

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The Broad Institute, a research institution in Kendall Square, is conducting COVID-19 surveillance testing of all residents, health care workers, and staff at skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in Cambridge. The pilot program follows the recent conversion of Broad’s clinical processing lab into a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility. Students in Grade 7 at at Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS) are matched every

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Nature Journaling for Kids during Social Distancing

student and mentor studying nature

Cambridge School Volunteers has been posting weekly mini-lessons on nature journaling since April 6, 2020. These video and other resources are posted at csvinc.org/outdoors. The free, online resource draws on the organization’s experience offering Art & Science in One, a one-to-one mentoring program that brings entire classrooms of fourth- and fifth-grades outdoors to develop nature journals. Art & Science in One provides four hours

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CSV Corporate Partners Donate and Develop

corporate partner donates PPEs

GCP Applied Technologies this week donated more than 50,000 masks, and hand sanitizer, to Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals through the Cambridge Fire Department’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) collection drive. GCP is one of Cambridge School Volunteers’ corporate partners that recruits and helps CSV coordinate the matching of STEM professionals as one-to-one mentors to Rindge Ave Upper School seventh-graders. Currently, 20 GCP employees are engaged

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Armfuls of Good From an MIT Department

two women with armfuls of books, including "Just Joking—Cats"

Here I Am, by Patti Kim, was among 40 new books that an MIT department recently put into the hands of our Reading Buddies volunteers and their first-grade buddies this year. Students and staff of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering picked out and donated books to the program, which is geared toward instilling a love of reading. Last year we celebrated Sanofi

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CSV Restores Some Supports—Online and Virtual

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The Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) Tutoring Center at the high school officially went online this week. On Monday, March 23, the first pairs of CSV volunteer tutors and high school students connected—or in some cases, reconnected—after a hiatus sparked by school building closures. As of Tuesday, March 23, 16 pairs were actively working together, with another nine pairs matched and ready to start. Instruction

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COVID-19: Update For Volunteers

COVID-19 virus

The safety and health of students, families, school volunteers, and community is the highest priority for Cambridge Public Schools (CPS). No cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have been identified within Cambridge Public Schools, and we will keep you informed of any changes and key updates. In the meantime, CPS is posting updates around the clock on the new coronavirus website. Feel free to take a moment to learn

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CSV Welcomes Lovleen Judson

Lovleen Judson

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is delighted to welcome new staffer Lovleen Judson to our team.  Judson (in photo), most recently a CSV volunteer at Graham and Parks School and a longtime volunteer at the Haggerty School, joins the organization as a program coordinator for upper school programs.  She will staff CSV’s after-school Learning Center at Cambridge Street Upper School. She will also take on

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