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Meet CSV’s New Director of High School Programs

Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV) has announced the appointment of its new director for volunteer programming at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS). Incoming CSV Director of High School Programs Jay Bernal starts his work at CSV with more than 10 years of experience at the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS). He most recently worked in the youth education department at the museum. Bernal’s

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Tutors Needed on Wednesdays

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is currently seeking tutors on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:15, from December through May. Each volunteer tutor will be matched individually to a middle school student referred for help by a teacher. CSV operates and staffs Learning Centers that provide after-school tutoring for small groups of teacher-identified Grade 6–8 students at five schools—Amigos, Vassal Lane Upper School, Putnam Avenue Upper

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NetPals Gets a New Leader—Analía Ivanier

Cambridge School Volunteers has promoted Analía Ivanier from program coordinator to director of its NetPals Program. Ivanier joined Cambridge School Volunteers at the start of the 2015–16 school year. She brings over twenty years of experience as an education researcher in both the United States (where she earned a Master of Arts in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University)  and in Argentina

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Volunteers—Claim Your Spot in our Math Workshop

Cambridge School Volunteers is offering a workshop about the Illustrative Math curriculum to our volunteers who work in Grades 6 through 8. The workshop will be held Monday, October 28, at 4:30 p.m. Registration is necessary. In addition, CSV welcomes attendance by any prospective volunteers who have specific intentions of becoming a one-to-one tutor in a CSV Learning Center at one of the city’s

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Meg Ramsdell Appointed to Lead CSV

Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV), a 54-year partner of the Cambridge Public School District, announced today that Meg Ramsdell will become the organization’s new executive director, effective October 7. The announcement follows a four-month search following Jennifer Fries’ decision to step down as executive director. Ramsdell currently serves as the director of NetPals, CSV’s STEM mentoring program serving all seventh-graders in three public middle (upper)

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Run for CSV! The Cambridge Half Marathon is Coming

Are you looking for your next racing challenge? We are looking for two more intrepid runners who would like to run the Cambridge Half Marathon in November to benefit Cambridge School Volunteers. The requirement for the charity bib is raising $1,000, and we will help you do it. Registration fees (currently $105) will be waived for our runners. This fun, flat course lets you

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Meet us at Flour on Erie Street, Monday

Did you know that Cambridge School Volunteers offers open office hours in the community? These sessions are designed as an easy, informal way for people to get their questions answered about volunteering in the public schools, face-to-face with a member of the CSV staff. Come chat with us—no obligations, just answers! And you can grab your lunch or a cup of coffee while you’re

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CSV seeks a new leader

Press release July 20, 2019 Cambridge, MA Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) announced today that executive director Jennifer Fries will leave her position in November.  Anya Alexandra Bear, newly elected board president of the organization, noted “We have big shoes to fill. Jen has done a terrific job overseeing the expansion of our NetPals and Learning Center programs, as well as working with the board

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