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.
#HumansOfCYTulsa: Remembering & Respecting Native American Heritage Month
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Second Year AmeriCorps Member, Cheyenne C. Fletcher speaks about the pride she has in growing up part of the Cherokee Nation. Knowing, respecting & reflecting on our Oklahoma history is important to us, and we know it’s also important to our students & community too. City Year Tulsa is proud of each of our AmeriCorps members’ cultural heritage & the rich diversity that brings to our organization & work. #makebetterhappen #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
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.
Express Yourself! AmeriCorps Members Host Second Annual Student Poetry Slam
Last Thursday, October 25th, the City Year Webster School Team hosted its (second!) Annual Student Poetry Slam! It was a complete joy to see so many students come out with their original poems and want to present them to their peers.
#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.