4 Books to Read Before Your Service Year
We're always striving to learn more about today's educational landscape so that we can better support and understand our students and communities. Here are a few of our favorite books that inspired and helped us to become better mentors, tutors and advocates for our students.
James Madison University Feature on City Year New Orleans Alum Aaron Minnick: Combining Desire to Serve with Living in Your Ideal City
Aaron Minnick graduated from the honors college at James Madison University with a degree in Philosophy. Aaron shares his involvement with City Year, from his biggest accomplishments to how City Year prepared him for his future. Read on to learn more.
Continue the legacy of service, give today.
Today, 30,000 City Year alumni have graduated from City Year and have played a crucial role in the organization's legacy across the country. We have a powerful way to circle up with one another tomorrow on Strong Circle Day.
Leading by Example: A Conversation Between City Year AmeriCorps Members Reggie and Gerardo [Voices From the Field]
Reggie Stuart and Gerardo Arauz met as students at Georgia Jones Ayers Middle School, a City Year partner school located in the Allapattah community of Miami. Six years later, Reggie and Gerardo crossed paths again as City Year AmeriCorps members serving at the very school in which they first met. Read to learn more about how their experiences as students served by City Year have better prepared them to serve as AmeriCorps members.
Four Tips for Working with Students Who Have Experienced Trauma
Emily Alexander (San Antonio ’11, ’12), is a school social worker in Washington D.C. Read about her desire to break the barriers that provide obstacles for students and how building relationships is just one step in helping students who’ve experienced trauma.