Monday, March 6, 2017

What Do AmeriCorps Members Do? Utilize Data to Meet Student Needs

Working with a select group of students throughout the year is paramount to the City Year AmeriCorps member role. It allows us the opportunity to hone in on students who need our support the most, and offer them specialized one-on-one support. But what exactly does working with a focus list of students entail and how does this experience allow AmeriCorps members incorporate their own interests and creativity on a daily basis? Currently serving City Year Los Angeles, AmeriCorps member John Carpenter shares his experience utilizing with focus lists, and this approach allows him to uniquely support students.

Monday, January 16, 2017

City Year Memphis and its New Beloved Community

At City Year, MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. City Year sites across the country volunteer their time on MLK Day to serve their beloved communities. Take a look at how our new City Year site in Memphis, TN is serving their community, where MLK’s fight for justice and equality is ever-present in its history and day-to-day culture.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mentors In Real Life: I Am My Brother's Keeper

City Year is proud to be part of the My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative and work with its partners nationwide to combat chronic absenteeism and keep students on track to graduation. We know that mentors help youth reach their full potential by being there during critical moments in students' lives. Their presence helps kids stay connected to school, work and community.

Monday, November 28, 2016

My Brother’s Keeper: All the Difference White House Screening and Discussion

On November 1, 2016, the White House hosted a screening of the documentary ‘All the Difference.’ Set in Chicago, the film is an inspirational account of perseverance by two African American young men--Robert Henderson and Krishaun Branch. Following the screening, Michael D. Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of My Brother’s Keeper, led two robust, and emotional, panel discussions about the challenges facing young African-American men in their quest to pursue education.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Your Guide to Understanding Education Jargon

Every industry has their fair share of jargon. The education sector is no exception. Between the acronyms and the verbose phrases, it can sometimes feel like everyone around you is speaking in a secret code. We know it can be challenging to pick up on them all quickly. We’re here to put all those phrases into layman’s terms—to help you crack the City Year and education code.