Planning a Literacy Family Engagement Night
“Even though I had spent the previous four weeks or so going nuts over the most minute details, as I walked around the event, I realized that I never had to worry at all... I saw how much fun the students and their families were having. The smiles on the children’s faces when they got a question right and turned to their parents to celebrate their success—really, there’s nothing like it.” Hear more from McDonough’s Abby Milonas on their recent literacy night and how she and her team pulled it off!
From Corps to Corps: A Profile of a City Year Member
“You probably wouldn’t think that working with children would come easily to a grizzly, sailor-talking marine, and yet here we are.” Meet one of our incredible AmeriCorps members, Jaidon White, and hear what he has to say about how serving with City Year has impacted him.
Give a Year. Change the World. Then What?
Service can sometimes feel all-consuming, and it’s hard to see into the future to where you’ll be once your year is over. Thanks to our corporate partner Comcast NBCUniversal, AmeriCorps members are consistently provided with the supports they need to create their Leadership After City Year plans. Hear more from Service Leader Anita Lantz on how Comcast supports AmeriCorps members through initiatives like Comcast Career Day!
Coaching Kids to Code: How FIRST LEGO League and City Year Are Inspiring Future Engineers
On March 28th, dozens of students and their City Years met in the Manchester Millyard for the annual FIRST LEGO League Exposition. But how did these 8-11-year-old kids learn in just a few months how to program robots that could complete challenges? Check out this blog to hear more.
Our Students Spread Our Impact Beyond Our Schools
It can be incredibly difficult to say goodbye to our students at the end of the year, especially when they are moving on to middle school without City Year. However, in this blog Service Leader Sam Bellemore shows that even when he’s not in the same classroom as his former students, he maintains strong mentor relationships with them and celebrates their continued success. And because of these relationships, our students become the ones making a difference in the lives of their peers.