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CSV Welcomes Two New Board Members


Above, new board member Charles Wyzanski and his daughter Tamara (CRLS class of 2005)

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomes two new members to its board of directors: MIT-affiliated Anya Alexandra Bear and long-time Cambridge resident and attorney Charles M. Wyzanski.

Bear has been with MIT’s Office of Government and Community Relations since 2008, collaborating with a broad range of Cambridge non-profits and institutions around both internal and external projects.  In fact, Bear has been coordinator for the MIT KeyPals program for four years. KeyPals, a long-standing and successful CSV program, pairs adult volunteers with middle school students who share written assignments through weekly e-mails, including PowerPoint presentations. In her spare time, she serves on several non-profit civic boards and committees, providing guidance to organizations looking to collaborate with MIT. Prior to her work at MIT, Bear worked in the Office of the Attorney General as a consumer rights advocate, mediator and outreach coordinator.  As for her upcoming appointment, Bear says, “I’m looking forward to an engaging, creative, and productive tenure on the CSV board as we work together to support the organization’s long-standing impact in the Cambridge Public Schools.”

Wyzanski’s distinguished career includes positions as a practicing attorney in legal services, as a member of two Boston law firms, as faculty at Harvard and B.U. law schools as well as the B.U. School of Management, Brandeis and Tufts. He has also been an Assistant Attorney General specializing in civil rights and employment discrimination cases.  Wyzanski is a volunteer in CSV’s College Planning and Essay Writing program as well as the Tutoring Center. Currently he serves as a committee or board member to several Cambridge organizations.  Wyzanski is proud that his daughter graduated from CRLS as did his grandfather and great uncle.

CSV is pleased to welcome its two newest board members and looks forward to another exciting year supporting the academic success of all students.