City Year Fireworks Worth Celebrating
Serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member is no easy feat. It challenges you. However, seeing your students make progress and succeed throughout the year make it all worthwhile. Here are just a few special moments from this past year of service.
4 Books to Read Before Your Service Year
We're always striving to learn more about today's educational landscape so that we can better support and understand our students and communities. Here are a few of our favorite books that inspired and helped us to become better mentors, tutors and advocates for our students.
Leading by Example: A Conversation Between City Year AmeriCorps Members Reggie and Gerardo [Voices From the Field]
Reggie Stuart and Gerardo Arauz met as students at Georgia Jones Ayers Middle School, a City Year partner school located in the Allapattah community of Miami. Six years later, Reggie and Gerardo crossed paths again as City Year AmeriCorps members serving at the very school in which they first met. Read to learn more about how their experiences as students served by City Year have better prepared them to serve as AmeriCorps members.
Four Tips for Working with Students Who Have Experienced Trauma
Emily Alexander (San Antonio ’11, ’12), is a school social worker in Washington D.C. Read about her desire to break the barriers that provide obstacles for students and how building relationships is just one step in helping students who’ve experienced trauma.
Q&A with Dr. Darienne Driver, Former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools
Dr. Darienne Driver, who recently stepped down as Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, shares why she believes City Year AmeriCorps members bring joy to students and schools, and why more young adults should serve in Milwaukee, Detroit and elsewhere.