'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.
Founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, Ravin Gandhi Talks About City Year Chicago's Impact
City Year Chicago's 230 corps members are sent into the most economically challenged Chicago public schools in teams of 8 to 10 people per school. These schools are typically in high-crime neighborhoods, with a vast majority of students of color. And within these resourced-strapped schools, City Year focuses only on the most "at risk" kids — students who may have one or both parents missing, who may have learning and/or behavioral issues or other external factors preventing success.