Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Making A Difference to the Students that Need Us Most

All kids have the potential to succeed, but some students need extra support to do so. In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Red Nose Day is supporting 24 teams of City Year AmeriCorps members in 19 high-need communities across the United States. Read to learn how one student, Luciana*, benefited greatly from her relationship with Jennifer Gutierrez, a City Year AmeriCorps member who is serving on the Red Nose Day sponsored team in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Breaking through “the Code”: Five Steps for Unlocking Success in Young People

“Every day, I think about the kids who could actually have the solution to something we all need. A medical breakthrough. The next great piece of literature. An invention that changes our lives. But because they are growing up in the wrong zip code, without the resources and supports they need, we might never hear their voices.” Stephen Spaloss, City Year’s Senior Vice President of Team Leadership, shares five important steps for unlocking success in all young people. Read his story.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Procrastination Station: How to Procrastinate Productively

Welcome to Procrastination Station, where the tasks are piling in and the next stop is likely to be the Stress Express. Do not fear, because City Year is here to help. Read on for tips on how to procrastinate productively and get things done on time.

Friday, May 18, 2018

How Impact Managers Support Their City Year AmeriCorps Members

Working on a team, receiving feedback and strategic planning are all key components of the City Year AmeriCorps member role. Across all sites, every team is led by an Impact Manager. Impact Managers are more than coaches. To highlight how City Year AmeriCorps members are supported by Impact Managers on a daily basis, we caught up with Ksenija Taylor, currently serving City Year Columbus AmeriCorps member and her Impact Manager, Zandra Casto.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Power of Caring Adults to Support Students' Social-Emotional Needs

Michael Stevens, national student engagement services director, and Matthew Zittle, City Year D.C.’s impact director tell their stories of supporting and providing resources to support students' holistic well-being, including their mental health.