Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month with Your Students

We love celebrating Black History Month with our students. It’s a great opportunity for us to introduce them to a variety of Black leaders—past and present—who’ve helped shaped our communities, our country and our world. To prepare your lesson plan, here are a handful of our favorite resources and activities to share with students this month.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Seven Cities Where You Can Make A Difference To Students

Serving with City Year is a tremendously rewarding and challenging experience. We understand it’s a major decision, and with every major decision, there are many factors to consider – including location. No matter where you serve, you’ll work alongside amazing staff, students and teachers. Here are seven cities where we (and our school partners) have a need for extraordinary young people like you to serve and mentor students.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Voices from the Field: Creating LGBTQQIA+ Safe Spaces at City Year

Educators who are aware of their positionality, power and backgrounds along with a deep understanding of their students’ backgrounds can create meaningful learning experiences. Zachary McCarthy, a City Year Boston Team Leader and AmeriCorps member, explains how he is learning through his work with CY Pride, City Year’s LGBTQQIA+ affinity group.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

6 Ways to Encourage Student Learning Over Winter Break

Whether you call it “winter learning loss” or “winter learning slide,” these tips can help the students in your life stay curious and engaged in learning over the winter break.

Monday, December 18, 2017

5 Ways to Describe Your City Year Journey to Your Family

‘Tis the season for spending lots of time with family and friends. While you’re gathered together, it’s likely your loved ones will ask what you’re up to. Whether you’re currently completing your year of national service or getting ready to join City Year next summer, you may be wondering, “How do I explain what I’ll be doing with City Year to my friends and family?”