Learning Center

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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Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to our sponsors, our host Lesley University College of Art and Design, auction donors, donors, and supporters for coming out on April 26 to support Cambridge School Volunteers at the Miami Dance Club. A huge thank you to our DJ, Alvin Benjamin Carter III, Esq., also known as “DJ iParty Right”! Our guests also enjoyed delicious Cuban food and drinks from Merengue

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From a New Volunteer

Despite all of the work I have done with children, I was really nervous to be matched to a middle schooler for Cambridge School Volunteers’ tutoring program. CSV’s Learning Centers run in the afternoons at five upper schools in Cambridge. I didn’t like middle school when I was in it, and I wasn’t sure I would be able to help much with that age

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Job Opening for Fall 2018

Job Posting: Program Coordinator Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children.  CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels.  Upper School Programs CSV is hiring one part-time program coordinator to join our staff in the fall of 2018. CSV manages

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Mirko Chardin at CSV Learning Center

On December 7, 2017, Cambridge School Volunteers welcomed Head of School Mirko Chardin to the CSV Learning Center at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). This year, students are working with their own tutors on Thursday afternoons in Ms. Wool’s science classroom. Students and tutors have been working hard this year and were excited to have Mr. Chardin at the Learning Center. Mr. Chardin started

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“I Didn’t Want to Miss a Single Word”

On November 14, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop led by Alice Cohen, the lead teacher for social emotional learning for the Cambridge Public School District. This was the third workshop Cohen has presented for CSV’s upper school volunteers. Cohen focused on the importance of relationship building between youth and adults, also sharing aspects of adolescent development that impact the way students process and

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New Learning Center volunteers wanted

Would you like to help a 12-year-old who is struggling a bit in school? Join us for a training on Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships to learn about tutoring in Learning Centers. We ask that Learning Center volunteers commit to one day per week, 3:00-4:30, either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for at least one semester (ideally the whole school year). We provide staffing,

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Social/Emotional Learning

Alice Cohen, whose personal tag line is “working with kids that other people don’t like since 1972,” spoke to a packed library of volunteers at Cambridge School Volunteers’ (CSV’s) middle school training workshop on October 27, 2016. The event’s focus was middle schoolers. Most volunteers in the room had some experience tutoring, but a few were new volunteers slated to work one-to-one with students in Grades

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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Come Work With Us

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is hiring for a part-time Program Coordinator to work in the upper schools with students in grades 6, 7, and 8.  The Program Coordinator will join a team that coordinates Learning Centers (our middle school tutoring programs) and NetPals (a STEM mentoring program) at the five upper schools in the city. Please share widely among your networks. http://www.csvinc.org/news-events/jobs/upperschool/