Commitment to Excellence on Our First Service Day
AmeriCorps members participated in our first service day at Webster Elementary School last week! While repainting blacktop games, the new corps demonstrated resilience in the face of unexpected challenges and a positive can-do attitude. Read on to learn more about our service day!
Providing Free Libraries For Students & Families
As part of her service with City Year New Hampshire this year, AmeriCorps VISTA Jess Stern wanted to lead a physical service project that would benefit the families and communities we serve. The end product: free libraries that stand outside three Manchester elementary schools. Learn more about what Jess did to make her vision a reality.
Returning to Celebrate Our Students
Although most City Year AmeriCorps members only serve for one year, the bonds they form with their students can last for a lifetime. Case in point: three City Year New Hampshire alumni return to see their students graduate from fifth grade. Learn more about the heartfelt connections that these AmeriCorps members still hold with their students.
Takeaways from the 2018 Governor's Conference on Volunteerism
Every year, City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps members attend the Governor's Conference on Volunteerism. This conference is a chance to interact with other volunteers, AmeriCorps members and service professionals, as well as participate in a variety of sessions around themes like volunteer management, fundraising and effective communication. Yi He, a first-year City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps member, shares her takeaways from the conference and how she has noticed and implemented them in her service with her students.
My Inspiration To Serve A Second Year With City Year
Though most City Year AmeriCorps members only serve for a single year, there are some intrepid young idealists who feel that one year of service is not enough. Autumn Wightman, a City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps member serving at Bakersville Elementary School, plans to return for a second year at CYNH, where she will be a Service Leader for a team of first-year AmeriCorps members. Learn more about what Autumn has gained from her time with City Year, and what inspires her to continue to serve.