Coronavirus

Community Office Hours, Zoom/Dusk Edition

Cambridge School Volunteers welcomes members of the public to a series of community office hours in November. The virtual sessions will be offered on Sundays from 4:30 to 5:00 on Zoom. The sessions will coincide with the end of daylight saving time, which begins with clocks turned back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. On that day, the sun will set

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Meet Aramide Akintimehin

Aramide Akintimehin joins Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) this fall as a graduate student intern. She is the founder of Talent Mine Academy, a free school for children who cannot afford quality education in Nigeria.  Akintimehin’s internship with CSV includes learning and supporting CSV’s volunteer recruitment process as well as helping to develop CSV’s pilot Freshman Peer Mentoring Program. Having worked on local and international

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Meet Bersabell Yeshitla

Bersabell Yeshitla (she, her, hers), a Cambridge native and CRLS alumna, is embedded as a graduate student intern in Cambridge School Volunteers’ high school programs during 2020-21. She was graduated from CRLS in 2012, but she still lives by the school motto “Opportunity, Diversity, Respect.” Yeshitla holds a BA in International Studies from American University and is currently pursuing her MEd at the Harvard Graduate

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NetPals video series

Cambridge School Volunteers’ collaboration with local companies and universities will take a new turn this summer to offer a video series to inspire and encourage interest in STEM subjects. Staff at CSV’s NetPals program, which pairs volunteers who work at one of 16 local partners with seventh-graders for one-to-one mentoring, will roll out the NetPals video series beginning in June. The series is accessible

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Letter to our community

Dear Volunteers, Educators, Students and Families, Partners, and Community Supporters, The recent killing of George Floyd, and other acts of police brutality, are abhorrent and intolerable. These incidents, combined with COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on minority communities, reflect the deep racial disparities across the nation. These disparities undermine the physical safety of black and brown people, with far reaching consequences. Cambridge School Volunteers’ board and

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Featured

CSV’s Online Auction Now Live

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 the Cambridge Public Schools

How to Apply Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) worked collaboratively with the Cambridge Public School district administration to expand our services to students during the Spring 2020 closure of school buildings by using the platform Google Meet. This school year, CSV volunteers will continue to offer mentoring, tutoring, and some volunteer assistance to teachers and classrooms using Zoom and/or Google Meet. We are accepting new

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Closure Extended; CSV Expands Help at CRLS, HSEP

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

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

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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