The Power of National Service: Building a More Equitable Future
City Year President Jim Balfanz shares the ways in which his year of service changed the trajectory of his life and shaped his belief that national service is one of the best ways for our country to build a more just and equitable future.
National Service is a ‘Force for Good’ that Deserves Bipartisan Support
Longtime supporters of City Year and AmeriCorps gathered on Capitol Hill this spring in support of national service programs that are a “force for good” in our communities, saying that these programs should be expanded rather than repeatedly targeted by White House budget cuts.
City Year, Red Nose Day and Comcast NBCUniversal Help More Students Reach Their Full Potential in School and Beyond
At a school in California, a student takes a deep breath by the classroom door before returning to his seat. He’s come a long way from the start of the year, when he would have walked out, thanks to his hard work and the support of a City Year AmeriCorps member.
Making Sense Out of Math with Games, Competition and ‘Growth Mindset’
Everyone wins when students become fiercer competitors at games that test their math abilities.
Getting a First Chance to Code with City Year
Computer science skills are increasingly important in the workplace, but too many students don’t get a chance to learn them. That’s why Hour of Code is so important.