Monday, July 24, 2017

Math is Foundational to 21st Century Success

Together, HSBC and City Year have collaborated to identify new opportunities to build critical skills and confidence in math for students in high-need communities. Read more to find out about how HSBC and City Year are finding ways to close the gap and improve math performance through their valuable partnership.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Building Bridges Through National Service

The Eli J. Segal Bridge Builder Award celebrates this powerful spirit of service and all City Year AmeriCorps members, past and present, who are a true testament to what can happen when individuals lead with positivity, idealism and work hard to get the job done. Congratulations to our national winner, Olivia McNulty of City Year Chicago, and to all 28 site winners. Your passion and dedication are truly inspiring! Learn more about this exceptional group of young adults.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Paul Willis: Merging Empathy and Hip Hop

For years, music has been a catalyst for connecting people around the world and sparking discussion on important issues. In the past two decades, we have witnessed the rise of conscious rappers who use their music as a form of social activism. Paul Willis, a City Year Boston and City Year Sacramento alumnus, has played a major role in that movement with his unique style of hip hop that fuses rap with social justice.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Reflections on the "I Serve" Statement

At the beginning of every service year, each City Year AmeriCorps member has the opportunity to craft a personal "I Serve" statement or commonly known as a personal mission statement. This statement is created after interpersonal reflection on one’s core values and priorities, and is a symbol of the commitment and purpose AmeriCorps members demonstrate every day in service. It is not a fixed statement, but rather, it evolves over time as each individual grows and develops on his or her journey.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Meet Our 2017 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards Winners

For the past 28 years, City Year alumni have been making a difference in their communities both inside and outside of City Year. Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 66 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition—the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. This year's recipients were honored last night at an awards dinner during City Year's Summer Academy, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversalDirector of Strategy & Development at Big Citizen HUB, for her authentic leadership and humble dedication to creating opportunities for youth.