2013 NBC Education Nation – “What it Takes”

The theme of 2013 NBC Education Nation Summit in New York City this week is “What it Takes”. Leading education experts and stakeholders will discuss how the nation can ensure its students are prepared for college, careers and beyond.

Back to School

I got to attend Mrs. B’s class as part of video project City Year is undertaking this year. Over the next six months, we’ll be producing five short films that uncover what it’s like to be a City Year corps member and how City Year is supporting students and teachers in the schools where we serve.

City Year Discusses the Power of Mentors with NBC Education Nation

This week, City Year joined hundreds of educators, policy makers, and business leaders for the 2013 NBC News Education Nation Summit in New York City. The three-day event titled, “What It Takes,” included town hall meetings and panel discussions on what it takes to ensure all young people have equal access to quality education and are equipped with the right skills to join the demanding 21st century job market.

Support a National Day of Giving

Today marks the 2nd annual #GivingTuesday. In the wake of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday was created as a time for people to give. It is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. #GivingTuesday was started by New York’s 92nd Street Y, but expanded quickly with partners like the United Nations Foundation, and became a reality in 2012.

What We Are Reading and Watching

Every week we will give our readers a fun inside look into what we are reading and watching at City Year. Enjoy.