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Meet Two of CSV’s Four Grad Student Interns!

CSV is delighted to introduce the first two of its four new interns, Suzy Roberts and Brian Schmitt. Both hit the ground running by assisting at CSV’s kick-off event in September, and both are now fully engaged in the work of the agency.

Suzy has been assisting with after-school Learning Centers, general CSV administration, and soon will add her support to the NetPals program. She comes to CSV as a second year graduate student from the B.U. School of Social Work, with a concentration in Non-profit Management. She is especially interested in program development and evaluation. Suzy brings a special love for working with kids, as well as past work experiences in everything from urban gardening to summer camp sports. She has also traveled extensively, spending a summer in Mexico and a college semester in Athens, Greece. Her future goals are to incorporate a more holistic approach to education and learning, and to be part of education reform and programming that truly benefit urban youth.

CSV also welcomes Brian Schmitt from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Brian is working toward his M.Ed. with a concentration in Mind, Brain and Education, focusing on the teaching of math to middle-school English Language Learners. Currently CSV’s interim director of the Intergenerational Math Program (IMP), Brian has had teaching experience, most notably at a bi-lingual school in rural Honduras, where he taught middle school math for two years. Upon his return, Brian also taught math at YouthBuild/Just-a-Start in Cambridge, working with 16 to 24-year olds earning their GED’s and high school diplomas.

Brian brings additional skills and experience to his work with CSV. He is bilingual (Spanish), a carpenter, and has traveled to Spain and Argentina. A marathon runner, Brian has also volunteered with the Youth Opportunities Program in Boston. His future plans include becoming a math coach in a middle school setting with a high percentage of English Language Learners, and one day transitioning into school administration.

Welcome Suzy and Brian! CSV is most appreciative of the work you have already begun to do.