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“I Have a Dream” Still Deeply Tied to Empathy

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom has become an iconic event in American history. I was there as a student on August 28, 1963, to march along with more than 200,000 others seeking equality and justice. As life’s journey continues, I was fortunate to be a guest on Capitol Hill for last summer’s 50th anniversary Congressional Commemoration of this turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.

City Year Jacksonville’s Opening Day Celebration

As City Year kicks off its 25th anniversary year, we have a lot to celebrate. Our largest corps ever – 2,700 AmeriCorps members – are serving in high-need urban schools in 25 cities across the US.

Harvard Graduate School of Education’s #AskWith Forum: School Reform from the Outside In.

On Wednesday, November 13th, City Year’s Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations Jeff Jablow shared City Year’s approach to working with students at the Askwith Forum “School Reform from the Outside In” at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

2013 NBC Education Nation – “What it Takes”

The theme of 2013 NBC Education Nation Summit in New York City this week is “What it Takes”. Leading education experts and stakeholders will discuss how the nation can ensure its students are prepared for college, careers and beyond.

Back to School

I got to attend Mrs. B’s class as part of video project City Year is undertaking this year. Over the next six months, we’ll be producing five short films that uncover what it’s like to be a City Year corps member and how City Year is supporting students and teachers in the schools where we serve.