CSV Staff

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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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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Meet CSV’s new Director of Intergenerational Math!

Meet Julie Loh, CSV’s new Intergenerational Math Program (IMP) director! She joins the CSV staff with an impressive resume as a teacher in both early childhood and elementary education. Julie is in charge of interviewing, placing and monitoring the more than 25 IMP tutors who have already been matched one-to-one with young elementary students at-risk in math, in several K-5 schools. Passionate about teaching,

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Meet Two More Staff Interns!

We are happy to introduce our 3rd and 4th interns for the semester, Lizaby Scott and Hanna Otani. Both are students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and like their counterparts Suzy and Brian, both were at-the-ready from the time CSV launched its annual kick-off event in late September. Welcome both! Lizaby is in the Ed School’s Human Development and Psychology program. Her interest

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Meet Two of CSV’s Four Grad Student Interns!

CSV is delighted to introduce the first two of its four new interns, Suzy Roberts and Brian Schmitt. Both hit the ground running by assisting at CSV’s kick-off event in September, and both are now fully engaged in the work of the agency. Suzy has been assisting with after-school Learning Centers, general CSV administration, and soon will add her support to the NetPals program.

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Tobin Parent/Volunteer, Julie Croston, Joins CSV Staff

Meet Julie Croston, CSV’s newest staff member. Hired in early spring as a part-time grant writer/development associate, Julie has taken on many additional roles at CSV, integrating her many talents with the needs of the agency. First, a word on Julie’s background and experience. Her interest has always been around secondary and higher education. She studied at Wesleyan University and received a PhD in

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