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CSV Partner Broad Institute Launches COVID-19 Pilot

The Broad Institute, a research institution in Kendall Square, is conducting COVID-19 surveillance testing of all residents, health care workers, and staff at skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in Cambridge. The pilot program follows the recent conversion of Broad’s clinical processing lab into a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility. Students in Grade 7 at at Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS) are matched every

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CSV Corporate Partners Donate and Develop

GCP Applied Technologies this week donated more than 50,000 masks, and hand sanitizer, to Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals through the Cambridge Fire Department’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) collection drive. GCP is one of Cambridge School Volunteers’ corporate partners that recruits and helps CSV coordinate the matching of STEM professionals as one-to-one mentors to Rindge Ave Upper School seventh-graders. Currently, 20 GCP employees are engaged

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CSV Welcomes Lovleen Judson

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is delighted to welcome new staffer Lovleen Judson to our team.  Judson (in photo), most recently a CSV volunteer at Graham and Parks School and a longtime volunteer at the Haggerty School, joins the organization as a program coordinator for upper school programs.  She will staff CSV’s after-school Learning Center at Cambridge Street Upper School. She will also take on

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Meg Ramsdell Appointed to Lead CSV

Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV), a 54-year partner of the Cambridge Public School District, announced today that Meg Ramsdell will become the organization’s new executive director, effective October 7. The announcement follows a four-month search following Jennifer Fries’ decision to step down as executive director. Ramsdell currently serves as the director of NetPals, CSV’s STEM mentoring program serving all seventh-graders in three public middle (upper)

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NetPals Field Trip to Philips

On Thursday, January 17, 2019 the whole seventh grade from Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS) went on field trips to meet their NetPals at local companies in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. NetPals is a six-month program planned collaboratively by the science teacher at the school, Ms. Erika Riddington at CSUS; Cambridge School Volunteers’ NetPals Director Meg Ramsdell; and our corporate

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A New NetPals Director

Having taught middle school immediately after leaving college and parenting four students in the Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge School Volunteers’ new NetPals director is thoroughly steeped in experience with these critical years of adolescence. Meg Ramsdell accepted the position as director of CSV’s NetPals program in early October, after serving for two years as a program coordinator for NetPals and Learning Centers, another upper

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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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Volunteer Akia Scott, Oracle

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Akia Scott, Campaign Manager, Oracle This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the second of the profiles in that series. “To me this was an opportunity to engage with young kids the way people engaged

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Volunteer Stacy Williams, Audible

CRLS Student-Written Career Profile: Stacy Williams, Software Development Engineer, Audible This year, with support from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund, Cambridge School Volunteers engaged and guided a handful of Cambridge Rindge and Latin students in interviewing professionals in STEM industries. This is the first of the profiles in that series. “For me it was great to see other women in technology,” says Stacy Williams,

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New NetPals Partners Google, Philips

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes new partners Google and Philips Research to its NetPals program this semester. The NetPals program, which enables students to learn about career paths in science, technology, engineering, or math from professionals who are employees of  CSV partners, launched on December 6, 2017 at Putnam Avenue Upper School (PAUS). The program was redesigned six years ago in collaboration with the Cambridge

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