Monday, March 27, 2017

Find Purpose, Not Just a Paycheck

Working with City Year is about more than just earning a paycheck. It's about inspiring and challenging students—and yourself—to become the best young leaders they can be. Working in an under-resourced school can be stressful and challenging. It’s Not Easy. But it’s worth it.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The City Year ABCs in Action

There’s the alphabet, and then there are the City Year ABC’s. At City Year, our AmeriCorps members focus on attendance, behavior and course performance to help their students succeed and reach high school graduation. What exactly does all of this mean? Read to see how City Year sites across the nation are mentoring students in improving their ABCs!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mentorship and Connection: Deloitte Invests in Next Generation of City Year Leaders

City Year Philadelphia alumnus (’06, ’07) and Deloitte employee Tom Reynolds knows that navigating your career path after a year of service can be complex, maybe even daunting. He remembers all too well his own journey after City Year, and the many personal and professional mentors he had along the way that helped him get to his current position of Specialist Senior in Deloitte’s Leadership Practice where he helps organizations achieve their goals by identifying and developing successful leaders at all levels.

Monday, March 13, 2017

"I am here to say that what you're doing matters."

This year we launched our first national Alumni Letters of Support campaign. Nearly 1,000 City Year alumni from across the country, and world, wrote a letter of encouragement, inspiration, and support to be shared with this year’s currently serving AmeriCorps members during “City Year AmeriCorps Member Appreciation Month.”

Monday, March 6, 2017

What Do AmeriCorps Members Do? Utilize Data to Meet Student Needs

Working with a select group of students throughout the year is paramount to the City Year AmeriCorps member role. It allows us the opportunity to hone in on students who need our support the most, and offer them specialized one-on-one support. But what exactly does working with a focus list of students entail and how does this experience allow AmeriCorps members incorporate their own interests and creativity on a daily basis? Currently serving City Year Los Angeles, AmeriCorps member John Carpenter shares his experience utilizing with focus lists, and this approach allows him to uniquely support students.