Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) is launching an exciting new project — It Takes A Village (ITAV). ITAV is intended to help CRLS graduates maximize their college success. In ITAV’s pilot stage, starting this June, a group of 20-25 CRLS students entering UMass Boston or one of the Massachusetts community colleges (Bunker Hill, Middlesex, Mass Bay) in the fall will take Accuplacer exam workshops which will help them in college placement exams. This project pilot is funded by money raised by Friends of CRLS and a starter grant from the Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Fund. The project director is Donna Spiegelman, of the Friends of CRLS board, and the project coordinator is Will McLaughlin, a former CRLS student teacher who assisted in Wambui Githiora-Updike’s Language Arts classes this past semester and has just graduated from the BU Ed School with a Master’s in Education. The workshop will involve the assistance of CRLS and CHLS alumni, led by Roland Gibson, Rindge Class of ’55. For more information, to make a donation, or to volunteer to serve as a mentor, please contact [email protected].