Tuesday, November 8, 2016

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Tutoring and Teamwork

Tutoring and teamwork are two key components to City Year. As a City Year AmeriCorps member, we serve as tutors in hundreds of schools across the United States. But what does tutoring actually look like at City Year? Akida Azad shares her experience serving as a tutor in Jacksonville.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Why I Became a Mentor (and Why You Should Mentor, too)

Why did I become a mentor? Growing up in Detroit, my twin brother and I were fortunate to have a strong support system in our mother and father, grandparents, mentors, and church family to help me graduate, succeed and prepare for college. This is not always the case for many high school students in my hometown city of Detroit. It’s like this headline says, having active mentors is a great tool for fighting educational inequities. I have always had a passion for mentoring young black men and women to help them change their lives for the better.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gaining Education Experience With City Year and Teach For America

Aaron Bos-Lun's passion for educational equity started long before he joined AmeriCorps. Inspired by his grandfather to give back, Aaron joined City Year D.C. right out of high school, where he lead a Saturday service learning program for middle-school students. After his commitment, Aaron attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts and took advantage of every opportunity to dismantle inequities in education. Because of his work with City Year and his experiences in college, Aaron felt ready to lead his own high school classroom as a 2012 Teach For America Miami corps member. We spoke with Aaron about his journey into the education sector to.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Why I Deferred from Bain & Company to Serve with City Year

New York native Eric Dobosh currently serves as a Team Leader with City Year New York at P.S./M.S. 96M in East Harlem. After graduating from Princeton University with a BA in Politics, Eric was offered an Associate Consultant position at Bain & Company. Eric was set to start his career at Bain & Company until he decided to defer his offer and spend a year doing national service with City Year and help students reach their full potential.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How I Spent a Gap Year Helping Other Seattle Students Graduate

As a member of a low-income, single-parent, refugee family from Somalia, I beat extraordinary odds to get to college. Less than 50% of low-income students enroll in college after high school. Of those who do attend college, a vast majority drop out before completing their degree. Before pursuing his pre-law degree, Mohamed Adan wanted to take a gap year and help people in his Seattle community and make a positive difference. Read how Mohamed's experience at City Year Seattle helped prepare him for his studies at Stanford University.