Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Best Way to See Our Corps Members in Action

City Year AmeriCorps members all over the country #makebetterhappen every day. Watch them in action through our various social media channels to see how!

Monday, January 16, 2017

City Year Memphis and its New Beloved Community

At City Year, MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. City Year sites across the country volunteer their time on MLK Day to serve their beloved communities. Take a look at how our new City Year site in Memphis, TN is serving their community, where MLK’s fight for justice and equality is ever-present in its history and day-to-day culture.

Monday, January 9, 2017

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Track Student Progress Using Data

Our City Year AmeriCorps members are dedicated to helping students graduate high school on time by focusing on: attendance, behavior, and coursework in Math and English. But, how do our AmeriCorps members know which students need the most support in which areas? Current City Year Columbia AmeriCorps member Jacqui Branch shares her experience in using data to track student progress. Read to learn more about the major role working with data plays in her daily service.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Why We Became Teachers After City Year

Audrey Sanders (City Year Chicago ’16) and Connor Cavanaugh (City Year New York ’15) always knew they wanted a career in social impact. The City Year mission inspired them. Originally from Glenview, IL, Aubrey graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in elementary education. Connor, originally from San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and sociology. Their passion for education only grew, and both chose to continue their impact from their own classrooms as Teach For America corps members--Audrey as an elementary school teacher in Chicago and Connor as a special education teacher in New York.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What do AmeriCorps Members Do? Own Unique Responsibilities as Coordinators

Leading initiatives and planning events are two key components of the City Year AmeriCorps member role. But what does this work entail and how does this relate to their day-to-day service? City Year Kansas City Impact Manger Jasmine Glasper currently manages a team of eight AmeriCorps members. In our latest blog, she shares her insights on the importance and value of owning unique responsibilities as coordinators on a City Year team.