City Year is considering bringing its youth service organization to Kansas City schools [The Kansas City Star]
City Year Denver Welcomes Donations Spurred By Colorado Gives Day [CBS Denver]
City Year Denver, a nonprofit that helps underserved public school students in Denver, hopes an annual giving day in Colorado will help fund its efforts and increase its profile.
What's a Gap Year Before College (& Should You Take One)? [Her Campus]
Do you get tired just thinking about another year of homework and exams? Are you ready for a new adventure–but not the kind that involves buying books and late nights in the lib? While your friends sit through lecture this fall, you could be promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in Vietnam, learning Spanish in Peru, or interning in New York City. How? By taking a gap year. Taking time off before college is a major decision, so let HC help you decide if this road less traveled is right for you.
City Year R.I. reaches Providence students at risk [Providence Business News]
Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem, according to research that shows chronic absenteeism is a major predictor of whether a student will drop out before completing high school.
Jimmy Carter's Advice on Civic Action: Use Your Special Skills, Share Credit [National Journal]
The best civic groups are the ones that welcome and recruit people with a range of experiences. Civic engagement is actually pretty common in the United States, if you look in the right places. But, particularly with the advent of social media, those communities run the risk of becoming insular and closed off to other viewpoints.