Monday, July 16, 2018

Meet Our 2018 Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Awards Winners

For the past 29 years, City Year alumni have been making a difference in their communities both inside and outside of City Year. Since 2005, Comcast NBCUniversal has recognized 72 City Year alumni with our highest alumni recognition—the Comcast NBCUniversal Leadership Award. This year's recipients were honored last week at an awards dinner during City Year's Summer Academy, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Four Tips for Working with Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

Emily Alexander (San Antonio ’11, ’12), is a school social worker in Washington D.C. Read about her desire to break the barriers that provide obstacles for students and how building relationships is just one step in helping students who’ve experienced trauma.

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.