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Monday, March 6, 2017

What Do AmeriCorps Members Do? Utilize Data to Meet Student Needs

Working with a select group of students throughout the year is paramount to the City Year AmeriCorps member role. It allows us the opportunity to hone in on students who need our support the most, and offer them specialized one-on-one support. But what exactly does working with a focus list of students entail and how does this experience allow AmeriCorps members incorporate their own interests and creativity on a daily basis? Currently serving City Year Los Angeles, AmeriCorps member John Carpenter shares his experience utilizing with focus lists, and this approach allows him to uniquely support students.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Benefits of Being a Senior Corps Member

Not only do the students and new AmeriCorps members benefit from a seasoned corps member who’s already had a year to polish that skill set and learn the City Year ropes, but there’s also plenty of added benefits in it for you!

Monday, February 13, 2017

What Do AmeriCorps Members Do? Build Relationships to Help Students Succeed

Building positive relationships with students, teammates, teachers and families is a key function of the City Year AmeriCorps member role across our 28 sites. Through their daily service in schools, City Year AmeriCorps members collaborate and communicate with each of these groups in different capacities. Currently serving City Year Sacramento corps member Tyson Brown shares how relationship building has played a pivotal role in his service experience this year.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Best Way to See Our AmeriCorps Members in Action

City Year AmeriCorps members all over the country #makebetterhappen every day. Watch them in action through our various social media channels to see how!

Monday, January 9, 2017

What Do City Year AmeriCorps Members Do? Track Student Progress Using Data

Our City Year AmeriCorps members are dedicated to helping students graduate high school on time by focusing on: attendance, behavior, and coursework in Math and English. But, how do our AmeriCorps members know which students need the most support in which areas? Current City Year Columbia AmeriCorps member Jacqui Branch shares her experience in using data to track student progress. Read to learn more about the major role working with data plays in her daily service.