More milestones for our students [Miami Herald]
One program that’s making a difference for high school students who need mentors and tutoring — if they’re to be prepared for MDC and other colleges — is City Year Miami.
Students name City Year top 10 corporate citizen [Forbes]
City Year, a non-profit organization that is committed to increasing high school graduation rates in America, tied T-Mobile for the No. 2 spot. “City Year is the kind of organization that students know they would be making a difference and doing their share to be a part of the solution, so it makes perfect sense that they would associate City Year with CSR,” says Camille Kelly, vice president of employer branding at Universum.
City Year named top 5 post-graduation alternative [USA Today College]
City Year is a program dedicated to stopping students from dropping out of school. The group does this by working hands-on with youths through mentorship programs and tutoring. A team of between eight and 15 people ages 17 to 24 are placed in an elementary, middle or high school district participating in the program.
Service Organizations Give Grads Fulfillment, and a Job out of College [PBS News Hour]
Graduating from college can be an exciting and frightening experience, and a time full of opportunities and big decisions. But for some students this year, college graduation is a great leap into a dry job market where the recession has hit young people the hardest.
Where will you give your year of service? [CNN Opinion]
What if the same number of young people who serve in our armed forces, defending the country, were enlisted to go on offense here at home, fighting persistent but solvable national problems -- the dropout crisis, national parks in need of restoration, and childhood hunger?