When Professional Development and Service Go Hand-in-Hand
“MLK Day is a day for me to serve, to love, to reflect and to press forward. It is also a day to ponder on ‘life's most persistent and urgent question:’ what are we doing for others?” – Kia Smith, City year Chicago AmeriCorps member
Everyone Deserves an Education: Why I Serve with City Year Chicago
A year or service—what does that even mean? Looking into what a year of service is, I think digging into City Year’s culture is important, particularly the “Why I Serve” statement. Read more about Sarah Divney's experience serving with City Year Chicago and why she serves . . .
The Power of WE!
Lea Henry, a Red Jacket Reporter serving on the McCormick Foundation Team at Stagg School of Excellence reports how her students received the privilege of attending WE Day, 2017.
Black History Month: Excellence. Unity. Love. Life. History.
This week, Red Jacket Reporter Sarah Divney recaps her team's successful Family Engagement Night. With the theme of "Black Excellence," the team organized activities and exhibits to fill students and parents with pride! Read why the experience can be described with the words "Excellence, Unity, Love, Life and History.
Guess Who?! Black History Month Edition
Who were Carter G. Woodson and Denmark Vesey? Johnson School of Excellence students should be able to tell you! Their City Year Team has created a daily trivia game that gives them clues to "Guess Who" the notable figures are in African American History. Red Jacket Reporter Antonio Marshall shares his team's plans for Black History Month.