Every year, thousands of City Year AmeriCorps members across the nation dedicate a year of their lives to serve in high-need urban schools. Many of these AmeriCorps members will return to serve for a second year because they want to continue to inspire and guide their students to achieve academic success.
Irene, Antonio and Faustino are doing just that. Find out how their first year of service on the Warner Bros. Entertainment team at Roosevelt High School influenced their decision to return for a second year.
Irene Lunar, 2nd year City Year AmeriCorps member
“Highlights and successes of my past year of service at Roosevelt High School were rooted in appreciating the unity of the Boyle Heights community and believing that each one of my students had the potential to grow academically. These aspects will once again inspire me this year to show the students at Roosevelt that education is vital and beautiful."
Antonio Garcia, 2nd year City Year AmeriCorps member
"It is my civic duty to uplift younger generations so they too can have access to higher education—a personal goal that I felt could not be fulfilled through one year of service. I returned to Roosevelt to continue guiding students in challenging the status quo to become stronger scholars and citizens."
Faustino Arrioja, 2nd year City Year AmeriCorps member
“I made the decision to return as a 2nd year AmeriCorps member because I feel as though my service to my students and school is not complete. I want to continue to assist my community as much as possible as I delve into a career in education.”