Asian-Pacific Islanders in Public Education: A Conversation with Ms. Soo Kim
During my service year at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Southeast Washington D.C., I have had the opportunity to meet a kindergarten teacher named Ms. Soo Kim. She is another example of someone showing that Asian-Pacific Islanders do have an important role to play in American public education.
A Helping Hand
Over the past few months, my relationship with Caleb has evolved through many ups and downs. Caleb has consistently been one of my most engaged students during small groups, but getting homework and classwork turned in was often challenging for him.
New School, Who Dis?
As an AmeriCorps member, the classroom you share with your partner teacher is a small but dynamic world in and of itself, where aspects of the real world play out into existence. Every person who plays a part, past or present, carries that world with them. Some days, the weight of this world may feel heavy, but there is a sense of calm and joy that comes with recognizing it exactly as it is.
City Year Brought a Whole New Meaning for Me This Thanksgiving 2017
This year, the holidays will feel a little bit different. There will be no major changes at home - my family will still be the same - and there will still be two turkeys: one baked and one fried. There will still be the mix of Haitian and African-American culture as the accents collide and the dishes follow the same trend. However, there will be one significant difference this year compared to others. This year, I am serving as an AmeriCorps member.
Reflecting on October: LGBTQ+ History Month
City Year is committed to Social Justice for All, a value which represents the deepest beliefs and highest aspirations of our organization. Every day we dedicate ourselves to building a more just, equal and compassionate world. For each of us, this devotion to social justice looks different and reflects our own beliefs and experiences.