MIT KeyPals Share Special Bond with K-Lo Students

MIT’s Aaron Weinberger and his KeyPal Get Acquainted Picture this scene: 22 fifth and sixth graders in a circle facing outward, surrounded by an equal number of adults facing inward, with the circles gently moving in opposite directions to allow for brief conversation. Was it a dance routine or unusual ceremony? Not at all! It was an icebreaker, carefully designed to enable students from

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IBM’s Mentoring Commitment Shines At K-Lo

IBM’s Melissa Turesky with her student KeyPal When we think of IBM, we tend to think “computers.” But 19 fifth and sixth graders matched with an IBM employee through the Kennedy-Longfellow KeyPal program learned recently that computers did not even exist 100 years ago when IBM started. Students and KeyPal mentors were treated to a special video on how IBM technology has changed the

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Draper KeyPals Introduce K-Lo Students to Engineering

Draper KeyPal Drew Crete has mentored many students.   Ask any of the 17 fifth and sixth graders matched with a Draper Laboratory employee in the Kennedy-Longfellow KeyPal program, and they’ll probably tell you that the “Hands-on Engineering Design Challenge” is the most favorite part of their yearlong mentoring experience. Students spend both semesters corresponding via e-mail with their corporate KeyPals, but the December

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Say hello to CSV Student Deneesha!

Meet Deneesha! This effervescent 17-year-old has been a satisfied customer at theCSV Tutoring Center since ninth grade when a teacher encouraged her to get help inLanguage Arts. Now a senior and applying to college, she reflects back on how threedifferent tutors have impacted her over the years. In ninth grade, Deneesha began working with a tutor on how to approach herassignments and class work

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CSV Launches 2012 Cambridgeport/Novartis Netpal Program

First image: Gabbriella (student) and Thanh Truong;  Second image: Kelsi Radzikinas and Lianora (student). In the large, sun-filled atrium of Novartis in Central Square, 18 seventh graders from the Cambridgeport School joined their 18 Novartis NetPals on January 25 for lunch and conversation. Every seventh grader at the Cambridgeport School gets a Novartis scientist as a NetPal to support them in learning about the

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CSV makes Headlines in Register Forum

An article about CSV’s College Program appears in this month’s Register Forum, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School newspaper. The paper, founded in 1893, is one of the oldest continually published public high school newspapers in the country. It is written by student reporters and editors. Read about how CSV is helping seniors reach their college dreams. The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School reporter

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Charlotte Swartz!

Since 2000, Charlotte Swartz has been tutoring through CSV, bringing her knowledge of math to the classroom and helping students develop their skills through the Intergenerational Math Program. Except for a few years, Charlotte has worked consistently with students one-to-one. In recalling the various students with whom she has worked, she recounts that each individual has been memorable. During one recent tutoring experience, Charlotte

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Genzyme/FMA Reading Buddies Celebrate Books at a Winter Picnic!

Here, Reading Buddy Dan Leonard (pictured left top) and Pam Agner (pictured bottom) from Genzyme and their student Buddies show off their gift books at the party at Fletcher-Maynard Academy. CSV’s Reading Buddies program completed another successful year on December 22nd as 32 second grade students from the Fletcher-Maynard Academy joined their 32 Genzyme Corporation “buddies” for an informal pizza lunch and book presentation

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Four CRLS Seniors Win 4-Year College Scholarships with Support from CSV

See the full gallery on Posterous Above, Director of High School Volunteers Laura Margosian, Filmon Elias, and volunteer Catherine Doyle There is cause for celebration among the 70+ students and their tutor/advisors in CSV’s College Planning, Application and Essay Writing program. Four remarkable students, all children of recent immigrants to the United States, have obtained full, four-year scholarships worthy of note, and each with

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Judith Rosen!

Judith finds that working with third-graders makes her very hopeful for the next generation. “They are just so smart, and so curious,” she notes. Judith says she loves “that ‘can-do’ attitude!” of her students.For the past two years, Judith has worked with third-graders to create a classroom magazine. She helped them understand what a magazine is, how to choose a subject to write about

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