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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Building Supportive and Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students

Talking about Pride Month with students sends clear and essential messages for all students to learn: diversity is important, all sexual orientations and gender identities are valid, and human rights are of the upmost importance. These lessons help combat prejudice, reduce bullying and create a safer and more inclusive school environment for all students.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Five Strategies for Confronting Oppression [Voices from the Field]

"The lessons I’ve learned from these young adults shaped me as a man, a husband and, most significantly, as a father of three boys. As we struggle as a country to grasp why some people are given opportunities while others struggle just to get to the table, my personal experiences have made me even more committed to understanding the privileges I have as a male, and at the same time, the disadvantages I have as a man of color." Read more for the five strategies that Stephen Spaloss, City Year Regional Vice President, uses to confront oppression in our society.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If It Challenges You, It Impacts Your Students

When you sign on to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member, you are agreeing to embark on a journey that is going to transform your life along with countless others. Your students will not forget the investment you are making in them and in their future. As you strive to make an impact on your students, don't be surprised by the rewarding challenges you experience along the way.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrating College Signing Day With My Students

City Year San Antonio alum, Ryan Dillon, shares his journey with three of his former students from the classroom to their college acceptance letters. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

10 Ways City Year AmeriCorps Members #MakeBetterHappen 

When City Year AmeriCorps members #MakeBetterHappen, they work to help students reach their full potential every day. This year, more than 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps members are serving full-time in schools across 28 U.S. cities.