I'm a Boss, No Distracting Me: Creative MCAS Motivation
Check out this sweet and creative video from the Staples, Inc. team proudly serving with Curley K-8 School! The video, based on the hit song "Bodak Yellow" by Card B, is meant to help students get pumped up for the MCAS (Massachusetts's elementary school standardized test.)
A Day in the Life of the Boston Civic Engagement Team
In addition to 23 school-based teams, City Year Boston also has a small, mighty team of Service Leaders, who lead service days throughout the year. Here's a day-in-the-life view of a typical service event beautifying a learning space, the Everett YMCA.
Spotlight on the McCormack : National Reading Month!
Our AmeriCorps members proudly serving with the McCormack Middle School are serious about literacy! This month they shared some of the ways the have been observing National Reading Month with their students.
We're Looking Forward to Another Winning Year!
In the nearly 30 years that City Year has served Boston schools and communities, we’ve had the pleasure of watching our great city win 10 different national sports championships. Like our hometown teams, City Year is committed to hard work and getting results. Here's a look at our winning record.
The Power of Representation for Students
Growing up I had very few teachers of color and like my students, I found it hard to talk to someone about my experiences or find a mentor. Being in the classroom as an AmeriCorps member made me realize how much representation in education matters to students and families. I believe for students of color to succeed in school and for education to have a better impact on their lives they must grow up seeing people of color in positions of power and leadership.