Monday, May 29, 2017

Five Strategies for Confronting Oppression [Voices from the Field]

"The lessons I’ve learned from these young adults shaped me as a man, a husband and, most significantly, as a father of three boys. As we struggle as a country to grasp why some people are given opportunities while others struggle just to get to the table, my personal experiences have made me even more committed to understanding the privileges I have as a male, and at the same time, the disadvantages I have as a man of color." Read more for the five strategies that Stephen Spaloss, City Year Regional Vice President, uses to confront oppression in our society.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4 City Year Locations with Great Transportation Benefits

Living on a stipend, the cost of transportation can become challenging or feel overwhelming. Thanks to generous local partners, many of our AmeriCorps members can commute with a little more peace of mind. Every City Year site has its own set of local partnerships with benefits for their AmeriCorps members. Read to learn about four cities that provide transportation assistance to their City Year AmeriCorps members.

Monday, May 22, 2017

It Takes a Village: City Year Community Engagement

"It is the shared values of the village, the shared commitment to each child as a loved individual and future citizen of the village, and the shared sense of collective responsibility that underscore the truth of why it takes a whole village to raise a child." Read more for just a few of the many examples of how the cities we serve in have adopted the “it takes a village” approach to nurturing students.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Inspiring Students to Give Back to Their Community at Comcast Cares Day

Comcast Cares Day is a day of incredible impact in not just the communities City Year serves, but across the world. This year Comcast Cares Day engaged more than 105,000 volunteers in improving 1,000 project sites at community centers, schools, gardens, parks, beaches, and more throughout the U.S. and in 22 other countries. More than 800 City Year AmeriCorps members and staff served alongside Comcast NBCUniversal employees. In 11 U.S. cities side by side they painted murals in schools, cleaned up parks, built community gardens and much more. Continue reading for more Comcast Cares Day highlights from across the City Year network!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Provide Positive Behavior Support

Every day, our City Year AmeriCorps members work to support students who struggle in three key areas–absenteeism, disruptive behavior, and course failure in math and English. But how do City Year AmeriCorps members actually reach students who are showing these signs, particularly disruptive behavior? Current City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps member Aven Presberry describes how he provides positive behavior support in the classroom at the Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School.