Trump’s Budget, Breaking Tradition, Seeks Cuts to Service Programs [New York Times]
Mr. Trump’s budget proposal “ends eight decades of presidential leadership on national service,” said AnnMaura Connolly, president of Voices for National Service. “It’s disappointing to see that strong string of bipartisan leadership broken.”
Trump Should Expand National Service, Not Kill It [USA Today]
The City Year experience fosters an enduring civic mindset and prepares alumni to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
If Congress Kills AmeriCorps, it Will Kill the American Dream For so Many [The Miami Herald]
Through the close relationships they build with students, City Year AmeriCorps members often are the first to learn about the stress that children experience outside of school, whether it is coming to class hungry or witnessing violence in their neighborhood.
Opinion: National Service Programs Save Taxpayers Money. Why Would we Defund Them? [The Chicago Tribune]
More than 13,000 students in 26 Chicago schools might lose the full-time support of City Year AmeriCorps members, who help students stay in school and on track to graduation.
ASIMO Inspires Next Generation of Silicon Valley Innovators [Honda]
Middle school students who are mentored by City Year San Jose AmeriCorps members recently had the opportunity to learn about ASIMO at a STEM event at the Honda Silicon Valley Lab. ASIMO was created by Honda, a City Year San Jose grant donor, and excels at getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to introducing the students to ASIMO, Honda spoke to the middle school students about achieving their dreams and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of them, with the encouraging words, "Don't be afraid to dream big."