Caring relationships and student well-being are key to academic success
Students need to feel secure and supported in order to thrive in school and in life. City Year AmeriCorps members develop positive relationships with the students they serve, helping to meet their social-emotional and academic needs. City Year is learning from other youth-focused organizations and research institutions about ways to support student and school success.
I’m Fired Up to Serve at City Year Chicago
Growing up, Nemanja went to school every day wondering how many of his peers and fellow classmates would not graduate. While attending college, he learned about City Year from his mentor for the first-generation college student program, Cassie Bosaco, who was also a City Year Los Angeles alumna. Nemanja is Fired Up to Serve so he can help more students get on track for graduation, and so he can inspire others just as his mentor inspired him.
Why I Chose City Year and Think it will Help my Career Path
Tommy grew up knowing that he loved serving his community, but was unsure of the exact career path he wanted to pursue, and didn’t think full-time service was an option. While trying to figure out post-graduation plans, he discovered City Year. Find out why Tommy is so excited to pursue service full-time, and how he hopes City Year will help him determine his future career path.
Maximizing Your R&R While on a Budget
Even while living on the AmeriCorps stipend, you can still take advantage of cheapinexpensive, fun ways to relax and rejuvenate! From enjoying a staycation with your best friends to renting a bike and sightseeing in the city, there are many budget-friendly ways to have a good time. Click to read some of our favorites.
City Year Alumni Teachers: Continuing to Make a Difference in Education After Their Service Year
While City Year AmeriCorps members go on flourish in many different careers after their year of national service, about half of our alumni who responded to a recent survey have shared that they are active in the education sector, 16 percent of whom are currently classroom teachers. City Year now has plans to nearly double the number of alumni who enter the teaching profession by providing them with additional supports so they can more easily enter pathways into teaching.