Practice to Policy: Partnerships are Critical to Meeting Student Needs
At City Year, we believe all students can succeed, and supporting their success is our number one goal. We also recognize that partnerships are critical—both for understanding the needs of students, schools and communities and for developing and implementing policies and practices that are uniquely designed to address those needs.
Making A Difference to the Students that Need Us Most
All kids have the potential to succeed, but some students need extra support to do so. In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Red Nose Day is supporting 24 teams of City Year AmeriCorps members in 19 high-need communities across the United States. Read to learn how one student, Luciana*, benefited greatly from her relationship with Jennifer Gutierrez, a City Year AmeriCorps member who is serving on the Red Nose Day sponsored team in Los Angeles.
CNCS Shows Appreciation for the Service of City Year AmeriCorps Members
“National service is playing a vital role increasing opportunities for young people – strengthening our schools and building a stronger public education system in the U.S.,” said Director of AmeriCorps Chester Spellman at a City Year event in Washington D.C. “At [CNCS] we recognize and value the service of City Year AmeriCorps members.” Read on to learn more about the powerful impact our City Year AmeriCorps members make in the lives of their students and the communities they serve.
Great Teachers Reflect, Listen and Love
For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re celebrating Viva Davis. We are fortunate to witness Miss Davis’ passion and dedication to her third-grade students at KIPP Collegiate Elementary school, where some of our City Year Memphis AmeriCorps members currently serve.
#ServeTheEarth on Earth Day (and every day!)
There’s always work to be done when it comes to taking care of our planet. Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and there are several organizations leading events all across the country to celebrate and do good for our environment. If you’re looking for a way to serve as a volunteer on Earth Day, take a look at these 4 organizations that #ServeTheEarth all year long.