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Closure Extended; CSV Expands Help at CRLS, HSEP

Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 21 that public and private schools in Massachusetts would remain closed through the end of the school year. Cambridge School Volunteers has expanded the number of high schoolers matched with tutors to 26. The organization is also actively serving 16 upper school students with virtual one-to-one tutoring. The governor’s move was prompted by concerns about the health and

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Nature Journaling for Kids during Social Distancing

Cambridge School Volunteers has been posting weekly mini-lessons on nature journaling since April 6, 2020. These video and other resources are posted at csvinc.org/outdoors. The free, online resource draws on the organization’s experience offering Art & Science in One, a one-to-one mentoring program that brings entire classrooms of fourth- and fifth-grades outdoors to develop nature journals. Art & Science in One provides four hours

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Facebook Live Event: Intro to Nature Journaling with Children

Join Julie Croston, Coordinator of the Cambridge School Volunteers Art & Science in One program, for a Facebook live introduction to nature journaling with children. The program has been running for eight years in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. Parents, caregivers and teachers who join CSV on Monday at 12:30 for this event will learn some tools for engaging kids outdoors in their own neighborhood with

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CSV Restores Some Supports—Online and Virtual

The Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) Tutoring Center at the high school officially went online this week. On Monday, March 23, the first pairs of CSV volunteer tutors and high school students connected—or in some cases, reconnected—after a hiatus sparked by school building closures. As of Tuesday, March 23, 16 pairs were actively working together, with another nine pairs matched and ready to start. Instruction

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