CSV Volunteers at CRLS took a crash course in the Cambridge Public School district’s digital equity program, called CRLS Connects, on Thursday, November 15. The cornerstone of the initiative is the Google Chromebook, which presenter Paige Graves called “an internet machine with a keyboard.” Software cannot be downloaded to the Chromebooks and there is almost no local storage space for documents on the devices.
Are you one of our wonderful volunteers at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School? Are you curious about this year’s distribution of Chromebooks to all CRLS students? What does it mean for helping your student(s) succeed? You’re invited to our upcoming workshop on November 15th on the topic of the CRLS Connects initiative (Chromebook distribution). Register for the workshop here. Details about this as well
“Would you feel comfortable talking to your mentor about race?” That’s one of the questions that Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students who receive tutoring or mentoring from a CSV volunteer answered recently in a survey conducted by Colette Lima and Daniela Reyes. Lima and Reyes work as program assistants at Cambridge School Volunteers. Both women are master’s level social work students at the
On December 4, 2017, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) hosted a workshop on Math in Focus at Vassal Lane Upper School (VLUS). The workshop served CSV tutors volunteering at the five learning center programs across the school district. Elsa Head, a seventh-grade math teacher at VLUS, led the session. Ms. Head led a discussion about developing math skills in middle school youth during one-to-one tutoring.
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
New and returning volunteers are invited to a training and kickoff to be a College and Career Mentor. The College and Career Mentor Program provides support to seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as they apply to college and to scholarships. The program meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:30-4:00. Alternative meeting times are available before, during, and after school. New and returning
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,
Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social and Emotional Learning with Cambridge Public Schools, will lead participants in a sharing session on academic tutoring and mentoring. This workshop will highlight how Executive Function and Anxiety affect students’ learning. This session will also provide time for tutors to share their experiences, ask questions, and
“Know who you are, what you stand for, and what you are here to do.” Maverik, the Jam’n 94.5 Boston radio DJ, offered this meaningful advice to a group of about 60 students and their teachers in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS) Media Café one late January morning. Audience members had gathered for the first presentation in the “Life NOW” speaker series, sponsored
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