City Year lands Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for Milwaukee pilot program [Milwaukee Business Journal]
Education nonprofit City Year received a $520,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will support a new pilot program set to start in Milwaukee.
'It is life-changing': City Year mentors come from across U.S. to help Tulsa kids, teachers [Tulsa World]
City Year AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, spend a year or two in national service. More than 3,200 City Year AmeriCorps members nationwide are serving in 300 high-need schools.
City Year’s focus on education made a difference for these people [The Boston Globe]
City Year has been driven by ideals since its founding 30 years ago by Harvard Law School graduates Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, who started talking about the idea of a national service program when they were in college.
City Year Detroit AmeriCorps Members Make a Difference In Detroit Schools
The City Year Americorps members worked with some of Detroit’s neediest children — tutoring and mentoring them, and assisting their teachers in the classroom. It wasn’t easy. Many rose at 5:30 a.m. and reported working up to 12-hour days for a modest stipend. For many volunteers, the rigor of it all was clarifying: It inspired some to pursue teaching and pointed others toward different career paths.
Michael Brown & City Year are Transforming Education for High-Poverty Communities
City Year is an outstanding model of a public-private partnership, supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service — the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps — along with local school districts and private philanthropy.