City Year Boston Graduation 2017
On June 16, 2017, our 265 AmeriCorps members completed their year of service in a graduation ceremony at Northeastern University. There, more than 300 family members, friends, school partners, mentors, and champions gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the corps and the growth of the students they served.
One of my favorite pieces of City Year culture is the Starfish Story; a story of growth displayed by our students. While we each have dozens of starfish stories, there's always the few that stand out. At the beginning of the year, I began working with a student named Adam. He was tough. My initial attempts to interact with him usually didn’t end well but being Ms. Aggy Izzy, I persisted.
Starry Night Annual Gala 2017
Thank you for all our AmeriCorps members, friends, partners, sponsors & champions for coming together to learn about our service and show support for our students. We were particularly fortunate to hear powerful words from an alumna and two current AmeriCorps members; here are the highlights.
#cyblovesbps: Teacher Appreciation Week 2017
Our service would not be possible without the brilliant teachers of Boston Public Schools: their dedication and passion challenges and inspires our City Year AmeriCorps members every day.
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
“We live to serve another day,” says my teammate Aysia as we had down the hallway to our 3rd-grade classroom. “And that’s a beautiful thing,” I respond, along with a special handshake we’ve come up with. We then enter our classroom full of 3rd-graders doing morning work and getting ready to work together to accomplish any task that may come up in our classroom.