Megan Andres, a transplant from the West Coast, says Cambridge is home now, after 12 years. “It’s a special place. I’m happy to be involved in the community,” she says. Andres coordinates two of Cambridge School Volunteers’ Learning Centers, at Rindge Avenue Upper School and Putnam Avenue Upper School. Her job at the remote CSV Learning Centers includes training and supervising groups of tutors
Cambridge School Volunteers’ Upper School Team has successfully mobilized 60 one-to-one tutors to support students across the district at all five upper schools (Amigos School/Escuela Amigos included). These supportive tutoring relationships integrate mentoring and encouragement with academic content tutoring. The tutor-student pairs are the heart of CSV’s Remote Learning Centers. The CSV staff’s direct work with CPS upper school staff has been key to planning and
Cambridge School Volunteers welcomes members of the public to a series of community office hours in November. The virtual sessions will be offered on Sundays from 4:30 to 5:00 on Zoom. The sessions will coincide with the end of daylight saving time, which begins with clocks turned back one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1. On that day, the sun will set
Aramide Akintimehin joins Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) this fall as a graduate student intern. She is the founder of Talent Mine Academy, a free school for children who cannot afford quality education in Nigeria. Akintimehin’s internship with CSV includes learning and supporting CSV’s volunteer recruitment process as well as helping to develop CSV’s pilot Freshman Peer Mentoring Program. Having worked on local and international
Bersabell Yeshitla (she, her, hers), a Cambridge native and CRLS alumna, is embedded as a graduate student intern in Cambridge School Volunteers’ high school programs during 2020-21. She was graduated from CRLS in 2012, but she still lives by the school motto “Opportunity, Diversity, Respect.” Yeshitla holds a BA in International Studies from American University and is currently pursuing her MEd at the Harvard Graduate
Our in-person volunteer gathering at the end of the school year was displaced by physical distancing needs, but still want you to know how much you, CSV’s volunteers, mean to students in the public schools.
Cambridge School Volunteers’ collaboration with local companies and universities will take a new turn this summer to offer a video series to inspire and encourage interest in STEM subjects. Staff at CSV’s NetPals program, which pairs volunteers who work at one of 16 local partners with seventh-graders for one-to-one mentoring, will roll out the NetPals video series beginning in June. The series is accessible
Dear Volunteers, Educators, Students and Families, Partners, and Community Supporters, The recent killing of George Floyd, and other acts of police brutality, are abhorrent and intolerable. These incidents, combined with COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on minority communities, reflect the deep racial disparities across the nation. These disparities undermine the physical safety of black and brown people, with far reaching consequences. Cambridge School Volunteers’ board and
Cambridge School Volunteers’ spring auction is now live at 32auctions.com/csv2020. We’ve retooled our annual dance party into an online auction and, separately, a pajama dance party on Facebook Live. What will you find at the CSV spring auction? Because we can’t let the spring pass by without dancing with our friends in the community, and apart from our online auction, CSV is also inviting
How to Apply Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) worked collaboratively with the Cambridge Public School district administration to expand our services to students during the Spring 2020 closure of school buildings by using videoconference platforms. During the 2020-21 school year, CSV volunteers are mentoring, tutoring, and assistance to teachers and classrooms using Zoom and/or Google Meet. No in-person volunteering is permitted by the school district.