CSV Staff

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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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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CSV Welcomes 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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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 Enciso 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. Enciso’s

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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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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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Spotlight: Susan Reynolds

Intrepid cyclist Susan Reynolds joined CSV last year to direct our Reading Buddies Program and this fall takes on the role of KeyPals director as well. Both programs leverage the volunteerism of our corporate partner employees and generosity of the employers themselves. Reynolds is no stranger to the joys and triumphs of the beginning reader, having taught for 25 years in pre-K as well

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The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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Deandra Williams Honored for Field Instruction

We are thrilled to learn the the Field Education Department at Boston University School of Social Work has selected our Director of High School Volunteers, Deandra Williams, for an Excellence in Field Instruction award.  Deandra was nominated by our BUSSW intern, MSW candidate Emily Pentz, who described the significant impact Deandra has had on her professional growth as a developing social worker.  Emily has

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