Wednesday, January 10, 2018

6 Ways to Optimize the Short Answer Responses on Your City Year Application

The short answers of the City Year application is a way for us to get to know our AmeriCorps member candidates and a great opportunity for you to make an excellent first impression. Northeast Regional Admissions Manager, Michael Harper shares his tips to help you communicate your motivation to join City Year through your short answer responses.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Improve Student Engagement by Building Positive Relationships

“The mornings I struggled with my piercing alarm clock and my bed urged me to sleep in, I got up and put on the red jacket knowing an adventure with Simon* was waiting at school,” says City Year alumna Savannah Jones (Kansas City, ’17). Savannah and Simon quickly became two peas in a pod. Through the power of mentorship, Savannah empowered Simon to improve his behavior in the classroom and, in return, he helped Savannah find her calling. Read to learn about this perfect pair and their tremendous belief in one another.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Workplace and Classroom

Winter is here. That long stretch before spring and vacation has begun. It is easy for students and staff alike to feel drained, burned out and exhausted. It is incredibly important that we take care of ourselves, so we can provide the best service and support to our students, teammates and co-workers. Two City Year staff members share their advice on creating a mindful work space, especially when things get stressful.

Monday, January 1, 2018

7 Ways to Spread Kindness in 2018

Mother Teresa once said, "Love cannot remain by itself, it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service." Love is more than a feeling. It must be practiced and given a true form. With 2018 fast-approaching, here are seven simple acts of kindness that you can use to spread love and joy to those around you in the new year.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

City Year’s Top 8 Blogs of 2017

2017 was an active and exciting year. Together we’ve witnessed the impact one mentor can have in a student’s life, learned about the amazing careers paths of our City Year alumni and explored some unique benefits of serving with City Year. We have truly enjoyed sharing the City Year journey with you this year. In case you missed them, here are eight 2017 blogs not to be overlooked.