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CSV seeks a new leader

Press release

July 20, 2019 Cambridge, MA

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) announced today that executive director Jennifer Fries will leave her position in November.  Anya Alexandra Bear, newly elected board president of the organization, noted “We have big shoes to fill. Jen has done a terrific job overseeing the expansion of our NetPals and Learning Center programs, as well as working with the board to create our signature annual dance party fundraiser.  Under her leadership, CSV added new corporate partners and funders, received a number of accolades and awards, and successfully re-invented its services in the city’s new upper schools.” 

CSV, a non-profit founded in 1966 to support the academic and personal success of the students of the city’s public schools, operates tutoring and mentoring programs in every Cambridge public school, junior kindergarten through 12th grade. CSV has a staff of 12 who oversee 1,000 volunteers in beloved programs such as Reading Buddies, KeyPals, NetPals, the Tutoring Center, the College and Career Mentoring Program, Learning Centers, the Intergenerational Math Program, and Art & Science in One.  The agency also places volunteers in classrooms at teacher request. Last year, approximately 20% of the students in the district had a tutor or mentor through CSV. 

Outgoing Executive Director Jen Fries

“CSV is blessed with a community of people who care deeply about the education of our students: our dedicated board, our professional staff, our inimitable volunteers, and the students we serve and their families.  The agency is in a strong financial position and ready to plan for its next challenges. I am confident that we will attract a leader to take it to the next level,” says Fries.

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“CSV is blessed with a community of people who care deeply about the education of our students: our dedicated board, our professional staff, our inimitable volunteers, and the students we serve and their families.  The agency is in a strong financial position and ready to plan for its next challenges. I am confident that we will attract a leader to take it to the next level,” says Fries.

– Jennifer Fries, outgoing Executive Director


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