Friday, June 1, 2018

How Service Made My Career a Virtual Reality

City Year Chicago alumnus Davis Shafer is now the Manager and Founder of his own digital content company called Vresence Media. Earlier this year, Davis created an interactive virtual walk through of City Year Kansas City’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service site at Northeast High School, causing his past and present to come together in a meaningful and impactful way for the students we serve. Read how City Year helped prepare Davis for his career in digital content.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Practice to Policy: Partnerships are Critical to Meeting Student Needs

At City Year, we believe all students can succeed, and supporting their success is our number one goal. We also recognize that partnerships are critical—both for understanding the needs of students, schools and communities and for developing and implementing policies and practices that are uniquely designed to address those needs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Making A Difference to the Students that Need Us Most

All kids have the potential to succeed, but some students need extra support to do so. In partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, Red Nose Day is supporting 24 teams of City Year AmeriCorps members in 19 high-need communities across the United States. Read to learn how one student, Luciana*, benefited greatly from her relationship with Jennifer Gutierrez, a City Year AmeriCorps member who is serving on the Red Nose Day sponsored team in Los Angeles.

Friday, May 11, 2018

CNCS Shows Appreciation for the Service of City Year AmeriCorps Members

“National service is playing a vital role increasing opportunities for young people – strengthening our schools and building a stronger public education system in the U.S.,” said Director of AmeriCorps Chester Spellman at a City Year event in Washington D.C. “At [CNCS] we recognize and value the service of City Year AmeriCorps members.” Read on to learn more about the powerful impact our City Year AmeriCorps members make in the lives of their students and the communities they serve.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Great Teachers Reflect, Listen and Love

For Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re celebrating Viva Davis. We are fortunate to witness Miss Davis’ passion and dedication to her third-grade students at KIPP Collegiate Elementary school, where some of our City Year Memphis AmeriCorps members currently serve.