City Year Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Betances
Education is a tool in an ongoing process that once obtained cannot be taken away. It empowers students to grow, succeed and dream. My name is Gabrielle and I am serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member in Manchester, New Hampshire in a 5th grade classroom.
Harry's 'Gives a Shave' for City Year
As the co-founder of the new shaving brand Harry’s, my day is normally filled with meetings about, well, shaving. But one morning in February, my first meeting of the day was one that stood out from the usual flurry of conversations about product and partnerships, customers and content. I was spending an hour with Da’avon Robinson, a corps member serving with City Year New York, to take a deep dive into a business plan he is developing for an app in the video game space.
"You know what happens after you miss math class? It starts adding up."
Every April, the United States recognizes the importance of mathematics in our everyday lives by celebrating Mathematics Awareness Month. City Year will join countless other organizations to recognize that mathematics isn’t just a class we take in school, but is a way of thinking and problem solving that will help lead to long-term success for all students.
City Year and Aramark Making a Difference through Global Volunteer Day
Earlier this month, City Year corps members and staff proudly supported Aramark's 2014 Global Volunteer Day in 10 different cities across the globe. From Philadelphia to London, Global Volunteer Day projects focused on inspiring kids to lead healthier lives through health and wellness education and awareness and active play.
Celebrate Math Today with a Slice of "Pi"
There are few numbers more loved than Pi. It’s so loved in fact, that we have an entire day (today!) dedicated to celebrating it. As there are not too many mathematical celebrations throughout the year, I feel as though we must ask ourselves, what’s different about Pi?