Cambridge School Volunteers Inc. (CSV) recently honored more than 1,000 of its volunteers who have served in grades K-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during the 2005-06 academic year at a reception hosted by the University at the Harvard Faculty Club. Together, these volunteers provided more than 60,000 hours of individualized academic services to Cambridge youth.
After a welcome by Superintendent Thomas Fowler-Finn, Cambridge Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves, and CSV Board President Andrew J. Bernstein, longevity certificates were awarded by CSV Executive Director Harriet Finck to those who had volunteered for four, 10, 15, and 20 years.
The Kenneth S. Neal Award was presented to Cambridge teacher Tad Sudnick for his exceptional commitment to volunteers over the course of 20 years. After recognizing various collaborating groups with whom CSV partners, eight Mack I. Davis Awards were presented to volunteers with extraordinary service to the Cambridge Public Schools.
Named for a Harvard administrator with an extraordinary record of public service, including membership on the CSV Board of Directors, the Mack Davis Awards were presented to the following outstanding CSV volunteers: Chiwen Bao and Jim Peters (Cambridge Rindge & Latin School [CRLS]), Sadie Giagrande and Deyne Meadow (Haggerty School), Ruth Goodman (Graham and Parks, King School); Fred Kotler (Graham and Parks, CRLS), Ralph Madsen (Fletcher-Maynard Academy), and Nadia Yossa (Peabody School).