Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) recently honored more than 900 volunteers who have served in grades K-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) during the 2006-07 school year. The special reception, hosted by Harvard at the Faculty Club, was held May 14.
Together, these volunteers provided more than 50,000 hours of individualized academic services to Cambridge youth. After a welcome by CPS Superintendent Thomas Fowler-Finn, Cambridge Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves, and CSV board chair Louise Adler, CSV executive director Harriet Finck awarded longevity certificates to those who had completed four, five, 10, and 15 years of service with CSV.
Awards honoring the late Mack I. Davis II, who was a Harvard administrator with an impressive record of public service, including membership on the CSV board, were presented to the following CSV volunteers: Leslie Cohen (Graham and Parks), Linda Pollitz (Fletcher-Maynard Academy), Kate Wilson (Cambridge Rindge & Latin [CRLS]), Richard Levine (CRLS), Dorrie King (Fletcher-Maynard Acacemy), Lee Robbins (Graham and Parks), and Edith Elder (Fletcher-Maynard Academy). The Kenneth S. Neal Award, honoring an educator with exceptional commitment to CSV and its programs, was presented to Kathy Malone, technology integration specialist at the Kennedy-Longfellow School.
Awards were also presented to the following organizations, whose employees participate in CSV team-based projects in the Cambridge Public Schools: Broad Institute, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Systematics, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Genzyme Corp., Grace Performance Chemicals, Harvard Graduate School of Education, IBM, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Stride Rite Corp., and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.