Monday, April 17, 2017

ASIMO Inspires Next Generation of Silicon Valley Innovators [Honda]

Middle school students who are mentored by City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members recently had the opportunity to learn about ASIMO at a STEM event at the Honda Silicon Valley Lab. ASIMO was created by Honda, a City Year San Jose grant donor, and excels at getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to introducing the students to ASIMO, Honda spoke to the middle school students about achieving their dreams and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of them, with the encouraging words, "Don't be afraid to dream big."

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Long Road to College From the 'At-Risk' List in High School [SCPR]

Eleanor Kim is one of 288 AmeriCorps members working in 28 L.A. schools through City Year. In the fall, mentors like Kim selected between eight and twelve "focus list" students with whom they'd work closely throughout the year.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

City Year says Trump’s proposed cuts would devastate popular school programs [Boston Globe]

During the past school year, Boston students coached by City Year increased their average daily attendance rates, and most students saw improvement in their reading and math assessments, the organization said.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Everyday I Put on My Red City Year Jacket and Get to Work Serving Chicago Public Schools [Education Post]

"My work with City Year has allowed me to give back to my community in numerous capacities and to provide a sense of hope and community."