Monday, December 3, 2018

The Ultimate City Year Dynamic Duo: An AmeriCorps Member & His City Year Alumni Partner Teacher

When you enter Room 110 of our school’s freshman academy, be prepared for the dynamic duo, AmeriCorps member Mr. Andrew and his partner teacher Ms. Reid, to bring the “j-factor” (Noun: an injection of joy) to English class. What makes this partnership unique? True, Mr. Andrew and Ms. Reid are both Tulsa transplants, choosing to relocate from Utah and Ohio to share their passion learning and serving Tulsa’s students. But, it’s the fact that Ms. Reid served in Room 110 just one year prior as a City Year AmeriCorps member that gives her the intimate understanding of the benefits in having a City Year in the classroom.

Monday, November 12, 2018

#HumansOfCYTulsa: The Thread of Service From Military Veteran to City Year Tulsa Staff

In honor of Veterans Day, City Year Tulsa Impact Manager, Samantha Hurst, talks about why her desire to serve a cause greater than self continues to motivates= her work at City Year Tulsa after serving in the U.S. Army.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Take Two On Service: Why My School Team Leader Decided to Return for Another Year of Service.

Ryan currently serves as my School’s Team Leader at McLain Junior and Senior High; he served his first year with City Year Tulsa during the 2017-2018 school year, and will be attending the University of Oklahoma’s College of Medicine in the fall of 2019. This is my first year serving with City Year, so I wanted to know what it was about our work and program that made him want to return and serve another year before returning to school.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

#HumansOfCYTulsa: AmeriCorps Member's Struggle with Dyslexia Motivates Her Service

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, one of our AmeriCorps Members speaks about her struggle with dyslexia in school growing up and why she's motivated to serve other students.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Friction Ignites Flame of Idealism at Summer Academy

City Year's annual Summer Academy is a time of celebration, information and inspiration. It's a chance that all staff and senior AmeriCorps members have to hear about the new things happening in City Year, connect with other sites around the country, and be re-introduced to what we do, why we do it, and how we need to do it. But, this year we also challenged each other to not only see the things that we want to change in the world, but also to look in the mirror and see what we needed to change in ourselves (insert Michael Jackson song here).

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