Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What Service Has Taught Me

There are so many lessons learned during a service year as a City Year AmeriCorps member. Check out what Brian (pictured third from right) from the Bakersville Elementary School team said as he reflected back on his experience.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Ending Mentor Relationships: How Corps Members Prepare to Say Good-Bye

Since most AmeriCorps members serve with City Year for only one year, preparing them on how to end their mentoring relationships with students is pretty critical. Both for the closure of the corps member and for the student. Hear from first year AmeriCorps member, Rachael, about what it was like to prepare for those final days in the classroom.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Attendance Coaching: How City Year Supports Getting Students to School On Time, Ready to Learn

Sometimes, one of the barriers of getting students to school is just showing them that someone cares when they do show up. And then, once they understand that it matters, challenging them to get over other things that can get in the way of their attendance. That’s the role our City Year AmeriCorps members play as attendance coaches – learn more about Brittany’s work with a student this year at Beech Street.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Course Performance Impact: How City Year Supports English and Language Arts Learning for Students

Tutoring elementary school students in language arts is not an easy task. In English, progress is more subtle and hard to measure. At City Year, we center our English tutoring on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary through reading and writing. Learn more about Mary’s work with and impact on her ELA focus list of students this year.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Focus on Behavior: How City Year Supports Socioemotional Learning in Students

As important as academic progress and success for students, is their own personal character development. Learn more about how City Year AmeriCorps members serve as role models for positive behavior and help reinforce relationship and self-management skills to empower students to take responsibility for themselves and every interaction.